UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Ban Ki-moon is to be awarded an international peace prize for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters, it has been(...)

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi listen to speeches during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo today. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters 0:39

The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has used her Nobel peace prize acceptance speech to launch a searing attack on “strong” governments (...)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speaking at the World Children’s Prize ceremony in  Sweden yesterday. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/TT News/Reuters

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 (€39,711) towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza (...)

Cora Sherlock is a solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign. Photograph: Cora Sherlock via Twitter

Dublin solicitor and deputy chairwoman of the Pro Life Campaign Cora Sherlock has been named one of this year’s 100 Women by the BBC.The list includes(...)

Joint Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and her mother Torpekai at a press conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the 2014(...)

Malala Yousafzai (pictured) of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old student and education activist, has been commended by a number of international development organisations following (...)

A handout picture released by the Pakistani military Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) shows Major General Asim Bajwa Army spokesman talks about attackers who attack on Malala Yousafzai during a press conference in Rawalpindi. Photograph/EPA

Some 10 militants suspected of involvement in an attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, Pakistan’s army says.The teenager won(...)

Nigerian abductions

In the five years of its insurgency in Nigeria’s northeastern provinces Islamist group Boko Haram has been involved in dozens of massacres of civilian(...)

Malala Yousafzai giving a speech after she received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award for 2013 at a ceremony in the Mansion House Dublin last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the Eu(...)

Exceptional: Malala Yousafzai in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

‘OMG!” one teenager shrieks. “She is amaaazing! I want to be like her!” “She is just gorgeous isn’t she?” says her young red-haired friend. “I wanted (...)