They are birds with an image problem, but vultures - nicknamed 'nature's undertaker' - are in decline which could spell disaster for humans.Read the full story ›
Robert Mugabe's State of the Nation address needs offer fundamental reform not, just familiar rhetoric.Read the full story ›
Despite some of the toughest laws on domestic abuse in the world, murder by an intimate partner in South Africa is at an all-time high.Read the full story ›
Jean Kambanda was convicted of crimes against humanity over the slaughter of 800,000 people. Now he says he was tricked into confessing.Read the full story ›
Intended for use on a website to boast of the jihadists’ latest success the video instead documents the last violent moments of his life.Read the full story ›
Mohammed Ali Malek, presumed captain of this weekend's sunken migrant ship, showed little emotion as he appeared in court today.Read the full story ›
Coast guard crews have worked ceaselessly for the past two weeks doing nothing more than pulling migrants up from the Meditteranean. It really is a crisis with no let up at all.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said today that he wanted Europe to share more of the burden.
What he means is, he wants European nations to offer permanent homes to some of the 200,000 migrants who might come to Italy this summer. You can imagine that will not go down universally well in Brussels.
As for the prosecution of that terrible incident at the weekend, prosecutors have added the charge of kidnapping, including kidnapping children, to those of manslaughter that the Captain now faces.
If he is convicted he faces something like 30 years in jail.
Today's "cargo of good fortune". Children who have known only war in Syria and Iraq. Entire families who fled poverty and persecution in Africa.
They arrived in their hundreds in Sicily. Seven full days since they set sail in rusting, leaking boats.
A journey over sea that took them through hell, they are witnesses to that monstrous crime, the death of 800 migrants last Sunday.
In painstaking detail, the survivors are recounting every moment of their ordeal.
They are telling police how their overcrowded boat capsized within five minutes after it hit a rescue vessel.
Tomorrow, Europe's leaders meet in emergency session to try somehow to resolve a crisis that is simply overwhelming.
At terrible cost, Europe's decision to cut search and rescue operations has been proved a catastrophic error.Read the full story ›