Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)

 Stephen Hamilton and Róisín Hanley are among the performers taking part in the Galway Bailando documentary that highlights the city’s dance culture. 5:46

French writer Baudelaire once described dancing as “poetry with arms and legs”, and its popularity is one of Galway’s best-kept secrets.Now 77 dancers(...)

Dr Nata Duvvury, global women’s studies director at NUI Galway: “Violence in society further pulls down an economy’s capacity to recover from crisis.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Governments that cut back on supports such as rape crisis counselling during times of economic crisis are “shooting themselves in the foot”, a global (...)

Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Bony (right) was the game’s standout player. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Ivory Coast 3 Algeria 1 A Wilfried Bony brace and a late Gervinho effort secured a 3-1 victory for Ivory Coast last night, sending them into the Afr(...)

Tullow chief executive officer Aidan Heavey: Tulllow says job cuts are likely to result from an internal review designed to deliver “long-term cost savings and efficiencies” across the exploration group.     Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tullow Oil has not ruled out laying off some of the 140 staff at its Irish office as the exploration and production group moves to cut jobs as part o(...)

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is seen taking a tour of a US medical facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Friday. Photograph: EPA

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone (...)

Analysts who follow Tullow agree that its price  undervalues its assets, namely its oil exploration and production businesses

Speculation is growing that Irish exploration group Tullow Oil could find itself in the crosshairs of one of the world’s oil majors on the back of a (...)

A grasshopper burger topped with dried grasshoppers and mealworms: a gram of beef contains the same amount of protein as a gram of crickets. photograph: karen bleier/afp/getty images

When Harman Singh Johar answers the phone, he sounds startled. “Sorry,” he says. “I was staring into an oven full of roasting crickets when you called(...)

The transitional leader of Burkina Faso Lieut-Col Isaac Zida (R) meets with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan (L) at the airport prior to a meeting of Ecowas leaders in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso today. Photograph: Legnan Koula/ EPA.

Three West African presidents have urged Burkina Faso to appoint a transitional government to guide the country to elections next year following th(...)

Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, today. Photograph:  Joe Penney/Reuters

The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power today after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his(...)