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Sri Lanka shuts borders to Brits days after England tour cancelled

Joe Root’s side arrived back home on Sunday morning after the two-match series fell victim to concerns over the spread of coronavirus

Marjorie Blamey: Illustrator famed for her studies of wild flowers

Prolific in output, Blamey was widely admired for her work on reference and children’s books

Beloved elephant Tikiri dies after being forced to perform for decades

‘RIP dear Tikiri. Never look back to this world so cruel toward you and your friends’

The Sri Lanka attacks show how Isis is moving east

Sri Lanka isn’t the only country under the threat of Isis fighters. Reports have emerged that militant gangs, potentially linked to the terror group, are taking control in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh – and we've seen similar action in the Philippines 

Sri Lankan president bans two groups linked to Easter bombings

Ban follows the death of 15 people, including six children, in military raid on suspected terrorist safe house in Kalmunai

Sri Lanka bombings carried out by Islamist group, minister says

'There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded,' minister says as death toll climbs

Suicide bombers responsible for deadly blasts that killed hundreds

Security officer at one hotel targeted says 50 people were eating in restaurant when device detonated