President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic: has fled into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

Rebels in Central Africa n Republic seized control of the country's riverside capital Bangui today, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee i(...)

“If I were to sum up my life, everything has been about love,” Princess Lilian of Sweden once said. In what Swedes consider a Cinderella story,(...)

Ieng Sary, former foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge, died last week aged 87. Photograph: AP

Ieng Sary, the former foreign minister of the Khmer Rouge, was one of three elderly leaders on trial for genocide, crimes against humanity and (...)

E ver since Melanie Griffiths had to ditch the huge shoulder pads, the minis and the bouffant hair in (...)

On a hard, bright afternoon in the middle of December, I emptied my East Wall apartment of all my belongings. I carried bag upon bag downstairs(...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)

Israeli doctors stand at the bedside of a Syrian at Rambam Hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Israeli soldiers gave medical treatment today to four Syrians wounded in fighting near the ceasefire line on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the army said. Photograph: Pioter Fliter/Rambam Hospital/Reuters

Syria ’s main opposition group has demanded a full international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in the country’s north.(...)

A French soldier photographed in an armoured vehicle outside Gao, Mali, earlier this month. Militants say they killed their hostage Philippe Verdon in retaliation for the French intervention in Mali. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

Al-Qaeda's wing in north Africa said it had beheaded a French hostage in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, Mauritania's ANI news a(...)

The French writer, philosopher and publisher Denis Diderot was born in Langres in Champagne in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was educate(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)