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Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

The Revd Dr Jerome Murphy-O’Connor OP, who has died in Jerusalem aged 78, was a Cork-born Dominican theologian who earned international esteem as a Bi(...)

Amnesty supporters dressed as grim reapers, British prime minister David Cameron, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and British foreign secretary William Hague, gather in Parliament Square, central London, last weekend to protest the British  government’s endorsement of Sri Lanka at the  impending Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said today he will demand that Sri Lanka investigates allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses when he v(...)

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Desmond Tutu adressing a multi racial congregation in this file photograph from Dublin’s St Georges and St Thomas Church, Cathal Brugha Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

He has a hotline to God but finds it somewhat harder to tweet. Retired South African archbishop Desmond Tutu launched a Twitter account today only to (...)

‘A writer, not a crime writer’: Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander novels. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Henning Mankell is pondering the recent Stockholm riots and getting just about as animated as his laid-back demeanour allows. “I was very astonished t(...)

A wellwisher carries a portrait in front of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

It has been 65 years of a fulfilling friendship but it was the things that Nelson and I could not do together that cemented our relationship far more (...)

A little girl has her photograph taken as she and her family pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall near the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A barrage of coloured balloons was released outside the Pretoria Mediclinic Heart hospital yesterday, the first 27 representing the number of years Ne(...)

Former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives by car at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated, in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP.

There was a collective sigh of relief across South Africa yesterday after the news was announced that Nelson Mandela was responding better to treatme(...)

Police search cars as security is stepped up outside a Pretoria hospital where former South African president Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters  Police search cars as security is stepped up outside a Pretoria hospital where former South African president Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition, according to President Jacob Zuma’s office in its latest statement on the health of the form(...)

Miners gather at a hill dubbed the “Hill of Horror” during a memorial service for miners killed during clashes at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, last August. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Lonmin, the world’s third-largest platinum producer, said operations at its Marikana mine in South Africa have been halted after workers refuse(...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson and former US president Jimmy Carter. Photograph: Jeff Moore/The Elders

It began with a conversation between British tycoon Richard Branson and musician Peter Gabriel as they flew home after a fundraising concert for a (...)

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