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Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle this year

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson set the tone of unionist responses to Margaret Thatcher’s death by claiming she was “one of the greatest(...)

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and and then US president Ronald Reagan are seen at the  White House in February 1985.  Photograph/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has led tributes from world leaders to Margaret Thatcher, saying: “The world has lost one of the great champions of (...)

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke aged 87. The file image above shows Mrs Thatcher at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool. Photograph: Getty

Obituary: Her downfall was a mixture of skulduggery among some of her colleagues, and a fear among others that people were getting bored (...)

Well-wishers have been leaving goodwill messages written on stones and placed inside planters outside of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela's residence  in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (94) received a visit in hospital from current leader Jacob Zuma today, who said the anti-aparthe(...)

“Jack of all trades, master of none,” says Iain Henderson finding self-deprecation the easiest refuge a few days before Sarace(...)

Five South African soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash yesterday while they were on patrol for rhino poachers in the Kruger National Par(...)

It has been reported that Nelson Mandela (94) was re-admitted to hospital shortly before midnight on Wednesday, due to a recurring lung infection. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Mandela remains in hospital
  • Africa
  • March 30, 2013, 12:00

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in hospital while he receives treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia. Presidentia(...)

From left: Chinese president Xi Jinping, his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete, Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan and her Tanzanian counterpart Salma Kikwete, during a farewell ceremony as they prepare to leave fromJulius Nyerere International Airport. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

China’s new president Xi Jinping will feel as he returns from an eventful maiden overseas trip that he has done his bit to rea(...)

Gerry Galvin was one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development . He was also an influential food writer. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gerry Galvin, who has died aged 70, was best known as one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development and also was an influent(...)

Members of the media are seen outside the One Military Hospital, which former South African President Nelson Mandela was previously admitted into, in Pretoria. Photograph :Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South African former President Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and making progress, doctors said today after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid h(...)

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