At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

A Palestinian farmer and his son watch Israeli troops making their way through Palestinian farms during a military exercise near Jeftlik  in the Jordan valley. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Wednesday marked the 99th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government pledge of support for establishing a Jewish homeland in the (...)