Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. The Nigerian Islamist group is estimated to have up to 6,000 fighters. Photograph: Boko Haram handout via Reuters TV/Reuters

With thousands of fighters and some parts of northeastern Nigeria under its control, Boko Haram is believed to be the largest jihadi group to pledge f(...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

The danger within: the survival rate for lung-cancer patients has increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent. Illustration: Sciepro/SPL/Getty

We’ve got cancer licked. More and more people are getting cancer. Lifestyle plays a big role. Actually, it’s more down to luck.You don’t have to look (...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

Protesters hold up their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters yesterday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Fresh waves of pro-democracy protesters swept into the heart of Hong Kong last night, as a leader of the civil disobedience movement urged them to ke(...)

Pfizer’s little blue pills, which generally cost about $15 each, replaced treatment that included penile injections, pumps and surgery.

Fifteen years after Pfizer’s Viagra changed the sexual equation for older men, the impotence drug is set to become available in a less expensive gene(...)

The Healthcare.gov website’s early days have been plagued with problems. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The good news about HealthCare.gov, the portal to Obamacare’s health exchange, is that the administration is no longer minimising its problems. That’s(...)