Walter James Palmer (left) poses with a shot lion (not Cecil).

American dentist Walter Palmer has been widely harangued this week following the killing of Cecil the African lion, but Irish people are not immune to(...)

A fire  started by striking French ferry workers caused further delays to traffic on the French side. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has pledged additional resources to deal with the migrant crisis at Calais, but warned that disruptions to trav(...)

Target: a protest outside James Palmer’s practice. Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters

With modern technology and firepower it takes little courage and even less skill to kill wild animals. This week James Palmer, a US dentist and recrea(...)

Gendarmes  escort migrants away from the Eurotunnel terminal. France has bolstered its police presence in Calais. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron drew up plans to help France tackle a spike in attempts by migrants to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tu(...)

Sierra Leonean health officials checking for the ebola virus at the border crossing with Liberia. File photograph: Zoom Dossozoom Dosso/AFP

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, as dat(...)

A ruined street in the al-Katerji district of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

For four years, Sami lived with the daily sound of mortars rattling his fourth floor apartment in Damascus. “Every day, every hour, people were dying(...)

Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site race towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Illegal immigrants attempting to enter Britain will be returned to their home countries, prime minister David Cameron said yesterday, as migrants cont(...)

One of the shops in the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais, France. Photograph: PA

The situation in Calais, with thousands of people attempting to enter Britain through the Channel Tunnel, is the latest manifestation of the migration(...)

The entrance to River Bluff Dental clinic where Walter Palmer, who killed the lion, works. Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters

Two signs on the door of a nondescript dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota, ask passers-by to mourn the death of Cecil, the lion lured from his s(...)

Mark Balma works on a mural of Cecil the lion outside Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota. Palmer is accused of killing the lion on a hunting trip. Photograph: Eric Miller/Reuters 0:43

As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an A(...)