Fr Raphael Annan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Raphael Annan: arrived from Ghana, 2014 When Fr Raphael Annan first mentioned to his father that he wanted to enter the seminary, he was told he(...)

A Somali soldier looks at the Lido beach in Mogadishu following an overnight attack on a beachfront restaurant. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu when five Islamist gunmen set off bombs and stormed a popular beachfront restaurant (...)

The skull of a skeleton  unearthed at Nataruk, near Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Photograph: Marta Mirazon Lahr and Fabio Lahr/AFP/Getty Images

Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy died after being trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Asked a few years ago to nominate the best parliamentary speech he had ever heard, the former British Labour minister, Denis Healey, nominated Conserv(...)

 African Union officers on patrol in Somalia: the attack happened near the Kenyan border. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic extremist rebels have attacked a base for African Union troops in southwestern Somalia, with dozens of Kenyan soldiers reported to be killed. (...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr gives the British Senior Open Trophy a kiss after winning the event in 1999 at Royal Portrush, Co Derry. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

Christy O’Connor jnr wasn’t just a great, trailblazing golfer – he was a character. One of the stories O’Connor often related was of how he once sat o(...)

The Air France Boeing 777 landed  Mombasa airport after a passenger found the object in the toilets. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that prompted an emergency landing was harmless and caused a “false alarm”,(...)

Air France flight 463 from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in Mombasa after the device was found in the lavatory. Photograph: EPA

A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that caused it to make an emergency landing was harmless and the incident wa(...)

Three environmentalists wear polar bear costumes as they take part in a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

The draft Paris climate agreement represents “the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to Kumi Naidoo, executive director at Greenp(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Randall Hill/Reuters

A day after Republican candidate Donald J Trump called for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States, much of the rest of the world looked (...)