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Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique on Wednesday, and will then travel to Madagascar and Mauritius. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has been urged to address human rights issues on a three-nation visit to Africa that began on Wednesday in Mozambique. The pope is also (...)

Yoga is being embraced by millennials as well as gen X, Y and beyond with a passion at the moment. Photograph: iStock

No less than five millennia since its inception as a spiritual practice of the Hindu religion, yoga is certainly having a moment. While it hasn’t been(...)

Bob Geldof co-founded  8 Miles, a private equity firm, in 2008. Photograph: EPA/Clemens Bilan

A private equity firm established by Live Aid campaigner Bob Geldof, offering investors 20 per cent returns, set up one of its offices in tax-friendly(...)

Tightrope walker Chris Bullzini pictured at SeaFest at the Port of Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ireland is particularly aware of the threat climate change poses through sea level rises, given its island status, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. M(...)

Mauritius prime minister Pravind Jugnauth: said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the Diego Garcia  airbase. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean with(...)

Romantic dining in Mauritius.

Having prised myself from the caramel-cobalt beach that lines the west coast of Mauritius, I’m at chef Rakesh’s cooking class in the kitchen garden of(...)

Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara steps down after 25 years with the company. File photograph:  Robyn Beck/ AFP/Getty Images

By now, we’re all familiar with the script. An older, powerful movie mogul and a promising, young female actor. A hotel-room meeting set up by interme(...)

The UK has said the Chagos Islands will be returned to Mauritius when the need for military facilities ends. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Kingdom must end its administration of the Chagos Islands “as rapidly as possible”, the United Nations’ highest court has said. Britain fo(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

Greyhounds in action at Shelbourne Park. The bet’s the thing, which is why dogs in Kilkenny can be a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Who gets their sporting jollies watching greyhound racing at half-eight in the morning? Presumably not a section of society preoccupied with their fi(...)

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