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Argentina floods 'catastrophe' for La Plata, Buenos Aires<p><b>Emergency workers in Argentina continue to try to rescue residents stranded by flooding in Buenos Aires and La Plata.</b><p>More than 50 people are known to have …


Margaret Thatcher dies after stroke: Reaction as it happened

Margaret Thatcher

Getting aid to Syria: ‘We’ve paid in blood for our independence’

<b>This is a guest blog from Khaled Erksoussi, the head of operations for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, who recently visited the UK.</b><p>The issue of safe …

Syrian refugees in Jordan: waiting for the Syria conflict to end

©BRC/ Ibrahim Malla<p><b>This is a guest blog by Julia Brothwell, a member of our disaster management team who recently returned from Jordan.</b><p>As news broke …

As prime minister from 1979 to 1990, Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain and left an ideological legacy to rival that of Marx, Mao, Gandhi or Reagan. Mrs Thatcher (later Lady Thatcher), who died this morning, left behind a brand of politics and a set of convictions which still resonate, from Warsaw to Santiago to Washington, DC