Police detain some teachers and relatives during their protest in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico.

At first glance the Raúl Isidro Burgos teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, could be mistaken for a tourist resort: a cobblestone path le(...)

Ireland’s win  in Italy puts the achievements of Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King in the ha’penny place.  Photograph: Ryan ByrneINPHO

Are you old enough to remember the conveyor belt on the Generation Game? No? Well, a bunch of fabulous prizes whizzed by under the contestants’ noses (...)

A car with a Cuban flag parked near  the Cuban Capitol in Havana. The Cuban revolution has survived through a combination of welfare provision and selective repression as the equal distribution of scarce resources meets the iron fist of state power. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

The sudden shift in US policy toward Cuba represents the decline of a previously unquestioned conviction – that beneath the calm surface of Cuban soci(...)

Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.   Rescuers are still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km southwest of Istanbul.  Photograph:  Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

The operator of the Turkish mine where 284 workers were killed this week in Turkey‘s worst ever mining disaster said today there was no negligence on (...)

Marti Pellow: ‘What a classy pop song [Love Is All Around] – it never ceases to amaze me.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

In the summer of 1994, Marti Pellow’s toes ruled the airwaves. It was the year that Wet Wet Wet topped the charts for 15 straight weeks with their (...)

Ernest Hemingway on the cover of Picture Post in 1954. Photograph: Earl Theisen/Picture Post/IPC/Getty

RAISING THE FLAG: SPOILS OF WARHistory decomposes into images, not into narratives. Walter BenjaminA Soviet soldier raises the red flag on the roof of(...)

Che Guevara: spawned a cadre of enthusiastic imitators when he went pillion with his friend Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

When Che Guevara went pillion with his pal Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America, they spawned a cadre of enthusiast(...)

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at the site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter where he is working with volunteers and communities from Belfast to create a giant portrait of a Belfast girl. Photograph: Press Eye Photography

When CNN failed to broadcast footage of Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s massive land portrait of Barack Obama – planned to coincide with the 2008 US presiden(...)

In 1974, following the Birmingham pub bombings, SAS troops in Co Armagh used a guided missile to destroy a car carrying suspected members of an IRA ac(...)

“Havana was a European city longer than any other in the western hemisphere and it still shows.” Photograph: Roxana Gonzalez/Getty Images

Brigadier general Alexander O’Reilly, the Dubliner who had quit his country and joined the Flight of the Wild Geese, had a great deal to do on (...)