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In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta waves upon his arrival to his inauguration ceremony where he will be sworn in as president at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya in a colourful ceremony that few believe will signal the end of po(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Friday. The International Criminal Court had to drop charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in 2015 due to lack of evidence. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the Internation(...)

A family of elephants make their way home after a long day in Amboseli National Park. Photograph: Ciara Kenny

A line of acacia trees is perfectly silhouetted against the orange-violet streak of the setting Kenyan sun. We’ve been on the hunt all day for lions o(...)

Irish Carmelite nuns in Kenya in the 1930s

As we step out of the airport into the bright Kenyan sunlight, it is hard to believe the ruddy-cheeked Cork man who has come to greet us used to coach(...)

One of the armed watchmen who guards Fr Andrew Yakulula and his mission community in Todonyang in Kenya. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

The air of tranquillity that dominates Lake Turkana’s desolate northwestern shoreline and surrounding rural landscape belies the severity of the triba(...)

The skull of a skeleton  unearthed at Nataruk, near Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Photograph: Marta Mirazon Lahr and Fabio Lahr/AFP/Getty Images

Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy died after being trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge(...)

A genuine zebra crossing on the Massai Mara in Kenya

One of the biggest risks I found travelling through Kenya was the ever-present threat of getting all poetic. It happened when we got out of our jeep t(...)

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