Alex Lowe reaches up to feel which tool will hold his weight, Great Sail Peak, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Canada. Photograph: Gordon Wiltsie/National Geographic/Getty Images

He was regarded as one of the greatest mountaineers of the modern era, lost in an ice avalanche on Shishapangma, in Tibet, 16 years ago. Now the body (...)

Red Cross members, military and police officers: a major search for survivors begins as aid is expected from neighbouring countries after the earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Photograph: Guillermo Granja/ Reuters

Some 10,000 troops and 4,600 police have been deployed to search for survivors following a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, with the official death tol(...)

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori arrives at the polling station in Lima during Sunday’s general elections. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images

Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday b(...)

 Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum in Prison in Peru: Michaella’s First Interview

RTÉ’s interview with Michaella McCollum on Sunday raised more interesting questions than it actually asked. There was a lot of interest in her story(...)

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

After a turbulent campaign that saw two candidates disqualified by electoral authorities and two more caught up in the Panama Papers revelations, Peru(...)

Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar in Murdered by My Father Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar in Murdered by My Father

No spoiler alert needed for Murdered by My Father (BBC One, Tuesday), the drama about a so-called honour killing in an immigrant Asian community in a(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (23)  pictured in Peru talking to RTÉ. Photograph: Trevor Birney/RTÉ/ Press Eye.

RTÉ has defended itself against strong criticism of an interview with drug smuggler Michaella McCollum that it broadcast on Sunday in a last-minute ch(...)

President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful ey(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid attend court at the Justice Court of Callao, Peru, on August 21st, 2013. File photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum has been released from prison in Peru, though it remains unclear when she will be free to return to Ireland(...)

The band’s music was banned in Cuba for many years because it was considered subversive and blocked from the radio. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones and their fans in Cuba finally spent the night together as the band performed a historic free concert in Havana. The band opened (...)