Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

 Refugees and migrants face Macedonian soldiers at the border fence with Greece  on April 11, 2016.  BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Across the world, women, men and children are being forced to leave their land. It is their distress that creates in them a motivation to leave. That (...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

The US Federal Aviation Authority  has granted Amazon permission to test its new Prime Air   delivery drone under 400ft and at a maximum speed of 100mph. Photograph: Amazon/AP

Co Mayo has set its sights on becoming a centre of commercial drone development for companies such as Amazon and Google intent on using the machines f(...)

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report. File photograph: ThinkStock

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report, which also found that Irish positivity has prevailed in the face of(...)

Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park in the in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

Militia groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed two park rangers in one of the world’s last sanctuaries for the endangered mountain(...)

Boris Iduhayeneza (18), a Rwandan who came to Ireland by himself when  he was 16 after his mother was killed. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Boris Iduhayeneza (18) was at boarding school the day his mother was killed. He remembers getting a call saying he needed to return home immediately,(...)

 French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy  and British photojournalist Phil Moore: Le Monde has called for the immediate release of both journalists following their arrests on Thursday. Photograph: Charly Triballeau, Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Burundi police have arrested a British and a French journalist during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital, officials s(...)

Davos: This year, the World Economic Forum was once again haunted by the question of wealth inequality.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

As the sun went down on another World Economic Forum, and the last helicopter left the skies over Davos, debate had already begun about the purpose o(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, attends the  “Transformation of Tomorrow”  session in Davos. Photograph:  Ruben Sprich/Reuters

She may be one of the top executives at the world’s most successful social media company, but Sheryl Sandberg had some encouraging words for tradition(...)