The Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Google Maps

An Italian father and son have been shot dead by a ranger in a wildlife park in Zimbabwe, the parks and wildlife agency said on Monday, saying the pai(...)

Inter-railing around Europe is a time-honoured student tradition. Photograph: Thinkstock

Students get about four months of freedom in the summer. Chances are you will never get this opportunity again, so use it wisely. But you need to sta(...)

Brendan James with his wife, Moya: ‘It was that real kiss... when two people know they are meant for each other

A kiss can change your life. In that arresting second your heart can soar with joy, race with passion, sear with pain, exhale forgiveness and sing wi(...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators Youth Panel and advocates, from left, Jason Yeates, Aaron Brazil, Diana Bunici, TV presenter Jack Dooley, Kirsty Real and Nicole Greenan at the launch of a new partnership between Ulster Bank and Young Social Innovators. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge protests, domestic violence and youth suicide were some of the life experiences that inspired teenage social innovators to take acti(...)

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(...)

 A South African police services forensic investigator examines  the carcass of a white rhino:  A South African court lifted a ban on domestic trade in rhinoceros horns last month, reigniting a debate between those who claim that a legal trade  could help stem the poaching crisis and those who say it would only worsen it. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

in Johannesburg The US government is stepping up efforts in Johannesburg to combat illegal wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in Sout(...)

“A daughter is a precious thing.” Micheal Chanda with his wife, Anna Barbu; and their daughter, Lina. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheal Chanda: arrived from Zambia, 2013 Micheal Chanda and his identical twin brother, John, never left one another’s side during the two years (...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

A child looks on as migrants and refugees prepare to board a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The Governments in both parts of Ireland must do more to protect the human rights of migrants, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. (...)

Ceire Sadlier: I bought a car from a dealer who, during the test drive, leaned in and told me with a grey smile, “Drive it like you stole it”

On the Dart on one of last summer’s few sunny evenings, a man whose eye I had caught – a drug dealer, judging by his telephone conversation – shout(...)