Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrives for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter DeJong /Pool

There were scuffles outside the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday* at the opening day of the trial of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of(...)

Ulster’s Luke Marshall and Ultan Dillane of Connacht are both named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

WINNERS Ultane Dillane The 22-year-old is the biggest bolter, his impressive form this season earning him a call-up. Parisian-born (his father is fr(...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti  railway station  in central Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

Malian forces patrol through the northern town of Sevare, Mali. Photograph: STR/EPA

Four people held in a hotel in central Mali after an attack by Islamic extremists have been freed following a stand-off with the army and special forc(...)

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita  reviews troops in Kati, near Bamako, on August 6th, 2015, after visiting soldiers injured in an attack on their camp in northern Mali on August 3rd which left 11 soldiers dead. Photograph: Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images

Suspected Islamist gunmen were holding as many as 10 hostages on Friday after at least eight people died following an attack on a hotel in central Ma(...)

Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi: the number of  millionaires in Mozambique will increase by 120 per cent to 2,200 by 2024, according to New World Wealth. Photograph: Etienne Laurent

Mozambique and Ivory Coast will overtake Angola and Ghana as the countries in Africa with the fastest growth rate of millionaires by 2024, research co(...)

 An explosion during a  Nato military exercise in Drawsko Pomorskie military range in  Poland. A global security report said on Wednesday that the cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion last year. Photograph: Marcin Bielecki/EPA.

The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion (€12.7 trillion) in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Can(...)