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Andria Zafirakou being presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize worth $1m.  . Photograph: Varkey Foundation/PA Wire

An art and textiles teacher from an inner-city school in London has won a $1 million prize. Andria Zafirakou, who works at Alperton Community School (...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the ICC had shown a “brazen ignorance of the law”.  Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation int(...)

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves to photographers as he arrives at a press conference during the First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

China is not trying to “replace America” and is committed to being a force for stability in Asia, foreign minister Wang Yi said, dismissing fears in t(...)

Fiona Coghlan: acted as a World Cup ambassador during last year’s tournament in Dublin and Belfast.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An Irish woman will be added to the World Rugby council. The IRFU have confirmed that John O’Driscoll and Pa Whelan will be joined by a third person,(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold indicated the company was likely to pursue further acquisitions this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish building materials giant CRH expects to have close to €700 million to spend on further acquisitions to follow its €3 billion purchase of Ash Gr(...)

Janet Davies as Mrs Pike  in ‘Dad’s Army’

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m working on the plot of a satirical sitcom inspired by Brexit. It will be set during the second World War, and follow the ad(...)

The new boutique Hotel Es Princep, Mallorca overlooks the city and sea

Made in Mallorca The new Hotel Es Princep, Mallorca, welcomes its first guests this month. Privately owned by a Mallorcan family, the boutique hotel (...)

Louise Stokes: “Once I have been outside and have given myself the time to move and reconnect, I’m ready to take on the city again.”

Since I was a child, I have adored the great outdoors. Working and living in the city always meant that going for great big country walks was a spirit(...)

 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. “He’s sick and tired of being accused,” said Mr Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, whic(...)

Ninety thousand people are expected to visit Galway Cathedral over the days of the annual  novena which begins on Monday, February 19th.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

People who take extreme views on issues like the abortion debate “don’t recognise the whole grey area in which most of us live”, Galway novena directo(...)

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