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A group of elephants in  the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The country is home to around 130,000 elephants. Photograph: Gernot Hensel/EPA

Botswana, which has the world’s highest number of elephants, has lifted its ban on big game hunting in a decision that has brought anger from wildlif(...)

Ireland’s Leah Lyons in action against Italy during the Women’s Six Nations Championship in Parma earlier this year. Photograph: ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Leading figures in global rugby – from Bernard Laporte to Raelene Castle – lunched at the Irish Georgian Society’s home on South William Street i(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma gestures during a lunch break while facing court charges that include fraud, corruption and racketeering. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/Pool via Reuters

A lawyer representing former South African president Jacob Zuma, who faces corruption charges linked to a government arms deal, has accused state pros(...)

Actor  Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Classic Africa, a sporting festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will not press charges after being attacked during an event in South Africa. Video emerged on Sunday showing(...)

Property developer Sean Dunne asked Bertie Ahern to become a director of a new US business he was setting up in 2010, according to an email presented (...)

Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he reportedly fell. Photograph: Seamus Lawless/Facebook

The search for a professor at Trinity College Dublin, who was been reported missing while descending Mount Everest after reaching the peak of the worl(...)

 Bob Hawke attending the Labor Party campaign lauch in Brisbane for the 2010 general election. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers, has died aged 89. A transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a speech outside Lithuli House, the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg, on Sunday. Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress (ANC) has retained its majority in South Africa’s parliament, but the election result cannot obscure the existential pro(...)

Last year’s winning steak,  sirloin from  a grass-fed Ayreshire reared in Finland

Where does the best steak in the world come from? Finland, according to the judges behind the World Steak Challenge 2018, who voted for a sirloin cut (...)

More than 95 per cent of TB cases are in developing countries including India, China, Russia, Indonesia and South Africa. Photograph: Shammi Mehra/AFP/Getty Images

“We need to raise awareness around the world of ‘the missing millions’ – four million people who remain undiagnosed with TB each year,” says Cat Oyler(...)

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