3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil"s sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C. It has 17 giant slabs – largest being 8ft long and 5ft wide – spanning 180ft | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 A stone bridge reputed to be 3,000 years old was swept away as flooding continued to bring chaos to parts of Britain yesterday

New Year"s Eve forecast: Dry end to the year comes too late for 3,000-year-old bridge as it is washed away by raging river

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C.

Thousands riot in Egypt on the eve of constitution vote as Islamist hardliners clash with liberals

Thousands riot in Egypt on the eve of constitution vote as Islamist hardliners clash with liberalsMuslim Brotherhood members and ultraconservative Salafis clashed with youthful liberal protesters in Alexandria todayRiot police used tear-gas and batons to stop the fighting Clashes come on the eve of final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution | UPDATED: 21:35 GMT, 21 December 2012 Demonstrations by supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents descended into violence today ahead of a final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution tomorrow that has divided the country. The two opposing sides hurled rocks and stones at each other during a two-hour-long clash in Egypt's second largest city Alexandria over the controversial constitution which has deeply polarised the nation.

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones as he recovers from lung infection 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Wife Graca Machel told reporters husband had been 'fading'Spokesman said that Mr Mandela is now 'recovering' | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 15 December 2012 Recovering: Nelson Mandela is recovering from an operation to remove gallstones, carried out in a private clinic in Pretoria Nelson Mandela is recovering in hospital after having an operation to remove gallstones. The 94-year-old, who was South Africa's first black president, underwent the surgery at a private clinic in Pretoria. He had previously been hospitalised last Saturday, suffering from a lung infection