Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle on Sunday agreed to expel Cork county councillor Kieran McCarthy (above) and suspend Melissa Mullane, also a Cork county councillor. Photograph: Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin is refusing to outline the circumstances which led the party to expel one county councillor and suspend another for one year. The party’s a(...)

A Colombian army soldier stands next to packages of seized cocaine during a press conference at a military base in Colombia. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

The country’s public enemy number one is rich, elusive – and ruthless

Shashi Tharoor (right) with his bride Sunanda Pushkar. According to police forensic evidence indicated that Ms Pushkar, who was Mr Tharoor’s third wife, had been poisoned. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The wife of a former Indian federal minister and UN diplomat was murdered and did not take her own life as earlier suspected, police said in New Delhi(...)

Jeremy Lamri, chief executive of Monkey Tie, at the One Young World summit in Dublin: “We bring value to the candidate”

Interviewer: “What would you consider to be your greatest weakness?” Applicant: “Honesty.” Interviewer: “I don’t think honesty is a weakness.” Applica(...)

Bob Geldof addressing delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty years after he founded Band Aid people in poorer countries are still dying because they are poor Bob Geldof told the attendees of the One Young(...)

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and singer Bob Geldof watch the flag ceremony by delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The skies opened over the capital this afternoon meaning many of the young delegates attending the One Young World Summit were soaked as they made the(...)

Bob Geldof: In Dublin this week for the One Young World summit.Photograph: Henning Kaiser/EPA

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, School for Start-ups founder Doug Richards and Live Aid creator Bob Geldof will(...)

 George Clooney smiles as he arrives  to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of his official wedding ceremony in Venice yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The world‘s most famous bachelor, George Clooney has broken a vow to remain single and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of (...)

 Lakhdar Brahimi: he told the UN Security Council in mid-March he saw no reason for staying on if President Assad went ahead with a presidential election.     Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran UN mediator tapped to help broker a political settlement in Syria, resigned yesterday, signalling the bleak prospects for(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, former British prime minister Tony Blair and former South African president Thabo Mbeki arrive  at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali, Rwanda. Photograph: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Former president Mary Robinson has said the UN did not “cover itself in glory” during the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago and expressed sadness(...)