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Members of Peru’s Shipibo community in their traditional dress. Photograph: Didem Tali

David Sanchez doesn’t know what type of cancer his late mother suffered from. “It was just general cancer, I guess. The doctors didn’t specify anythi(...)

Police investigate after two people were reportedly killed in a shootout with officers in Manila, the Philippines, last Friday. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

The Philippines has recorded about 1,800 drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took office seven weeks ago and launched a war on narco(...)

Convicted Irish drug smuggler Michaella McCollum returned to Ireland on Saturday evening three years after she was arrested with Scottish woman Meliss(...)

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

The village of Atrani, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Photograph: Getty

It is always nice to come back from holidays having discovered something new or done something different. Often we return to the same place for years (...)

 Melissa Reid (22) at  International Airport Jorge Chavez in Callao, Peru, prior to returning to Britain,  June 21st, 2016. She was jailed in 2013 after trying to smuggle cocaine from Peru to Spain. Photograph: Sebastian Castaneda/EPA

Irish drug smuggler Michaella McCollum will have to stay in Peru on parole even after a judge allowed the Scottish woman with whom she was arrested to(...)

File photograph of Melissa Reid taken in December 2013. The Scottish woman is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Drugs mule Melissa Reid is to be released from jail in Peru after authorities agreed to expel her from the country, according to reports. The 22-year(...)

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori arrives at the polling station in Lima during Sunday’s general elections. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images

Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday b(...)

Fr Maurice Foley, who visited Michaella McCollum in prison in Peru,  agreed she gave a very polished performance in the TV interview but said this did not take from the fact that she was a repentant person. Photograph: RTÉ/PA

An Irish priest who ministered to convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum says he believes she is repentant and wants to put her past behind her. (...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (23)  pictured in Peru talking to RTÉ. Photograph: Trevor Birney/RTÉ/ Press Eye.

RTÉ has defended itself against strong criticism of an interview with drug smuggler Michaella McCollum that it broadcast on Sunday in a last-minute ch(...)

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