South African president Jacob Zuma speaks during a question-and-answer session in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa,  August 31st, 2017. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Three legal cases taking place in South Africa in September look like ending the political respite President Jacob Zuma has enjoyed since a no-confide(...)

 Hermi Wildenboer is pictured  with her daughters Mia and Lulu and husband Louis at the ‘Vikings’ auditions in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were none of the queues around the block seen in previous years, but this year’s open casting call for extras for the next season of the TV dram(...)

Chinese inspectors will this week visit plants operated by Ireland’s leading processors  including Kepak, ABP, Slaney, Dawn, Dunleavy and Liffey

More than two years after the formal lifting of an embargo on Irish beef exports to China, Ireland remains in limbo, with no formal agreement on when (...)

Beijing confirmed that Indian personnel had left the disputed territory claimed by both China and the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

India has withdrawn its troops from disputed territory claimed by its neighbour and strategic rival China, ending a two-month Himalayan border standof(...)

ANC president Jacob Zuma: he is due to step down as ANC leader at the end of this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The key provincial battle ground in the African National Congress’s forthcoming elections has witnessed dozens of murders since 2014 that rights activ(...)

Colin Meads in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2007. Photo: Marty Melville/Getty Images

Few sportsmen or sportswomen have so defined their country as did Colin Meads, the former New Zealand rugby captain, who has died at the age of 81. A (...)

Relatives of 21 victims of the Colombian civil war mourn during a ceremony in which they wake the remains of their loved ones, recently found in different mass graves, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on August 18, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JOAQUIN SARMIENTOJOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images

As the final stocks of rebel arms were loaded onto a lorry in northern Colombia last week, President Juan Manuel Santos declared it the “last breath” (...)

 Henrik Stenson reacts after making a putt on the 17th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is due to attend a gig in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx district of New York on Tuesday evening that will entail hitting some golf balls fr(...)

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old woman. Photograph: Njikizana Jekesai/AFP/Getty

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault (...)

England’s Alastair Cook: missed a shot at becoming England’s sixth Test triple-centurion. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cook’s chanceless Edgbaston vigil ended at last on 243 but still maintained England’s dominant position on a rain-shortened second day of the(...)