Patricia Crone, who has died aged 70, was a scholar who explored untapped archaeological records to challenge conventional views of the roots and evol(...)

The former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, who has died aged 88, was a totem of the French right, influential in shaping its hardline policie(...)

Air France’s Concorde on take-off: its hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board  in the near future. Photograph:  Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The Eu(...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore with Pharrell Williams: Woolworth’s, with whom  Williams is collaborating, has trade ties with Israel. Photograph: Ruben Spric/Reuters

Concerts scheduled by US pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal (...)

Cilla Black photographed in May 2014. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Entertainer Cilla Black died of a stroke after falling and hitting her head at her Spanish villa, her sons said on Tuesday, adding they were “devastat(...)

BMW warned on Tuesday that its financial forecasts for this year could be at risk from any further deterioration in the Chinese market, where its sales have begun to fall for the first time in a decade.

BMW, the world’s biggest luxury carmaker, warned on Tuesday that its financial forecasts for this year could be at risk from any further deterioratio(...)

Sabrina Corgatelli with the carcass of the giraffe she killed in South Africa. “Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously, very quickly,” she said on NBC’s Today show.

A big-game hunter from Idaho has been fiercely criticised for flaunting online images of herself posing with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wild(...)

Prof Owen Chadwick, one of the great English church historians, who has died in his one hundredth year

The Rev Owen Chadwick, who had died aged 99, was an educator and a prolific historian of Christianity whose works encompassed sweeping narratives, lik(...)

Dublin-based Shire was itself the target of a failed $50 billion takeover attempt by AbbVie last year.

Drugmaker Shire said on Tuesday it was seeking to buy Baxalta, a company spun-off by Baxter International last month, for $30 billion (€27.35 billion)(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been setting his targets for the upcoming season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam says that the target for his Connacht squad this coming season is clear - qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup. “(...)