Australian minister Peter Dutton: In 2016 he composed a text message describing a female journalist as a “mad f**king witch”, but inadvertently sent it to her. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/Pool via Reuters

Peter Dutton, minister for home affairs and a former policeman, is supposed to be the right-wing hard man in Australia’s Liberal-National government.&(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne at the 2023 Rugby World Cup bid presentation at the Royal Garden Hotel, London in September. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The war of words between the Ireland 2023 Oversight Board, the IRFU and World Rugby continues to escalate on a daily basis, with the union’s chief exe(...)

CRH is just one of a number of parties considering whether to bid for PPC, it is understood. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH is among companies considering a counterbid for PPC that could trump an offer by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, according to people familiar(...)

South African model Gabriella Engels, who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organisation AfriForum on Thursday in Centurion. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing a young woman who has accused Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, of assaulting her in a Johannesburg hotel have expressed their(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Miners  at the end of their night shift at the Leonine mine in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s anti-China stance could accelerate Asian investment into Africa’s mining sector over the coming years, experts attending a(...)

There is a stock crisis in South Africa that is undermining many patients’ efforts to adhere to a treatment plan.

For the estimated 18,000 delegates attending the 21st International Aids Conference in South Africa this month, how to achieve the United Nation’s amb(...)

A boy passes a mural in Yemen: Fulfilling a commitment made by President Barack Obama in 2013, the US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty

The US government plans to release details of the number of militant suspects and civilians killed in drone strikes since 2009 in an effort to increa(...)

 A South African police services forensic investigator examines  the carcass of a white rhino:  A South African court lifted a ban on domestic trade in rhinoceros horns last month, reigniting a debate between those who claim that a legal trade  could help stem the poaching crisis and those who say it would only worsen it. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

in Johannesburg The US government is stepping up efforts in Johannesburg to combat illegal wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in Sout(...)

A reconstruction of Homo naledi’s head by paleoartist John Gurche, who spent some 700 hours recreating  it from bone scans.

Excavations in a cave in South Africa have unearthed a new species of early human. The find is extraordinary because it suggests that this species int(...)

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