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Young Sudanese carry a national flag as they rally in the capital Khartoum on Sunday. The new regime has said it would hand over power to civilians after a transition period. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Talks between Sudan’s new military rulers and protest organisers demanding a civilian government have continued, as thousands of demonstrators remaine(...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

The new baby gorilla has yet to be named because the sex is unknown as yet. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Dublin Zoo’s newest resident, a baby western lowland gorilla. First it arrives into the world on April 1st and th(...)

 Pope Francis  kneels to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, as vice president Riek Machar (right) looks on, at the Vatican on Thursday. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders (...)

Sand martin trying to escape netting. Photograph: Twitter

A local British council is set to remove netting on cliffs which was preventing sand martins returning to their nest sites after migrating from Africa(...)

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo but it has yet be given a name. The youngster arrived on April 1st and not as an April’s fools joke to(...)

Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The United States evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring st(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during the foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard, France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations revealed stark divergences in views on the Middle East as they wrapped up a meeting in France that o(...)

Protesters face riot police during a massive anti-regime demonstration in Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding radical change marched through Algiers for a seventh successive Friday, as Algeria’s spy chief was repo(...)

The newly discovered early whale Peregocetus, which lived about 43 million years ago, is pictured along the rocky shore of the southeastern Pacific in this undated artistic reconstruction obtained  The tail fluke is hypothetical. Photograph: Alberto Gennari/Handout via Reuters

Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 millio(...)

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