South Africa’s Caster Semenya: After falling just short of winning the 1,500m on Monday night, Semenya duly won her heat  in London  in 2:01.34, extending a now unbeaten 23-month winning streak at that distance. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

No athlete deserves to be burdened with the repeatedly sketchy attention that Caster Semenya has been getting over the last eight years – only at this(...)

A car on fire in the North Queen Street area of Belfast, close to the site of a contentious bonfire. A refusal to tackle dangerous loyalist bonfires has undermined faith in the rule of law. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In 1886, recalling a riot in Portadown, the journalist Frankfort Moore famously observed: “Every boy and girl in the crowd understood the art thorough(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma after winning a vote of no confidence speaks to a crowd of his supporters outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Following the defeat of the motion to have him recalled from office, South African president Jacob Zuma will continue in his position at the head of g(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8th, 2017. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma narrowly survived the eighth vote of no confidence in his eight-year presidency in Cape Town on Tuesday. Following(...)

Applicants who make it to the short list will be sent on a 10-day trip around the world in October

If you always wanted a dream job that involves travelling around the world, how about a job interview that will bring you on 10-day global trot? Gran(...)

Jacob Zuma: Tuesday’s vote on Mr Zuma’s future will be the eight vote of confidence in his presidency to take place since he first came to office in 2009. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that Tuesday’s motion of no confidence vote in the country’s embattled president, Jaco(...)

Pilotless planes will save airlines $35 billion (€29.7 billion) a year and could lead to substantial fare cuts – if passengers can stomach the idea of(...)

 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, home of the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.  Photograph:  Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Fourteen teams, two conferences of seven, three from each qualifying for the playoffs, 21 matches and the presence of two South African franchises, th(...)

Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, home of the Southern Kings who, alongside Toyota Cheetahs, have been added to  Pro14

What is new tournament called? The Guinness Pro14. What teams have been added? The South African franchises the Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs ha(...)