Dr Anna Marzec of the University of Zurich and her research team have been following a group of Bornean orangutans in the swamp forests of Indonesia’s Mawas Reserve since 2003. File photograph: Getty Images

Two female orangutans have been observed in what turned out to be a fight to the death - the first time such an event has been witnessed among members(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of insects carrying the Zika virus linked to thous(...)

UCC is on its way to achieving energy-reduction targets of 33 per cent by 2030, according to Mark Poland, director of buildings and estates. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University College Cork (UCC) has been ranked fourth in the world in a list of the most sustainable universities, achieving the highest result in Irel(...)

Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)

People gather outside a Starbucks coffee shop close to where the Jakarta attacks happened. Photograph: Getty

The Indonesian capital Jakarta was in security lockdown after a deadly attack claimed by Islamic State in which seven people were killed, including fi(...)

People, including unarmed police officers, flee from the scene after a gun battle broke out following an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday which killed seven people. Photograph: AP

Driving into the Grand Hyatt hotel in Jakarta, metres from where Islamic State bombers launched a suicide attack on a Starbucks and Sarinah’s shopping(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)

Somewhere deep in the Bornean jungle a cicada emits a noise akin to an ambulance siren. It is shortly before 6am. The guides say the animal sounds of(...)

An Iraqi man holds a portrait of Shia Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities in Baghdad on Sunday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could escalate tensions in the Muslim world even further. In the Shia theocracy Iran, the(...)