Actor and  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy Angelina Jolie listens to Maltese military officers discussing rescue at sea operations for refugees at a military base in Valetta, Malta. Photograph: EPA/Pete Muller

About 500 migrants drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently deliberately sunk by people-traffickers, an international m(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

Refugees leave the Italian Navy ship ‘Etna’, which rescued some  2,186 migrants off the Sicily coasts, as it arrives in Salerno, Southern Italy today. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, th(...)

An Italian police (Carabinieri car). The case of  Stefano Di Francesco, who was arrested and charged with the murder of his 32-year-old son, Piero, in Italy this week, shows that sometimes good old fashioned detective work pays off.

If Andrea Camilleri, creator of the Sicilian-based detective, Inspector Montalbano, had made it up, no one would have blinked. The thing is, though(...)

A file image of migrants sitting on a boat during a rescue operation by the Italian navy some 60km off the coast of Libya earlier this month. The Italian navy found some 30 people dead on a migrant boat this weekend and rescued about 5,000 others. Photograph: Marina Militare/Handout via Reuters.

About 30 people have been found dead on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily. Italy’s navy also rescued thousands of others who were(...)

Rally Fighter: Local Motors first car, it  was built and funded by a co-creation community of enthusiasts, hobbyists, innovators and professionals.

John “Jay” Rogers jnr leans against a wall in a corridor in the bowels of the Lincoln centre in New York. He has just delivered a speech to a room ful(...)

Pope Francis  at the Mass in Piana de Sibari in Calabria. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

“The ’Ndrangheta [Calabrian mafia] represents the adoration of evil and total contempt for the common good . . . Those who in their lives have chosen (...)

File photograph of police escorting migrants  as they get off from San Giorgio vessel of Italian Navy at Sicilian harbour of Augusta last month. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello /Reuters

A migrant boat believed to be carrying around 200 people has sunk south of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italian authorities said today.An Italian(...)