File photograph of  a medical exercis at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York, England. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire 1:39

A nurse who treated Ebola patients with the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has been hospitalised in Australia after developing a low-grade fever, health of(...)

A Ukrainian soldier passes a tank at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian town Avdeevka, near of Donetsk. Photograph:  Roman Pilipey/EPA

Ukraine has accused Russia of launching a “direct invasion” by sending an aid convoy of military trucks across the border without its permission, in a(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint outside Donetsk. The European Union said today it would consider any unilateral military actions by Russia in Ukraine as “a blatant violation of international law”. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

NATO and Ukraine said that a column of military vehicles crossed into Ukraine from Russia last night and that most of them had been destroyed by Ukrai(...)

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine proceeds near the city of Yelets yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Russia insisted it has permission from Kiev to drive 287 trucks of humanitarian aid to the strongholds of pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, de(...)

Filipino residents dismantle a shanty after it was damaged by a barged caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of about 370,000 people and sh(...)

A man wears a “wearable England flag” made by Asda, as the supermarket defended the flag after claims it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Photograph: Carmel Wilkinson/PA Wire

Supermarket Asda has defended a “wearable England flag” it has launched for the World Cup after claims it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The #3 St G(...)

A Nigerian Red Cross official said at least 51 people are dead but more are believed to be buried in rubble after two explosions in Maiduguri. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

At least 51 people have died in twin car bomb blasts at a marketplace in Maiduguri, the north eastern Nigerian city that is the birthplace of t(...)

Brian Kenny from the Dept. of the Environment Community and Local Government, Sean Hogan Chairman of the National Emergency Coordination Group and Ger Fleming from Met Eireann briefing media on the adverse weather conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Cabinet today agreed to provide an additional €70 million towards damage caused by recent flooding and bad weather. Government membe(...)

UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. “The situation is very difficult and very, very complicated,” he said of the peace talks. Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Women and children are to be allowed to leave the besieged insurgent-held city of Homs “immediately”, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said yesterd(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)