Despite looking drastically different to modern humans, Australopiths like Lucy walked upright and even used tools
Lucy has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 41st anniversary of her discovery
Place names are almost never changed for the better. David Head was taken by the Despotate of Epirus, a medieval state in Albania and western Greece. But, partly because it's why I know them, I restricted this list to countries that have issued postage stamps.
‘You can keep Dubai –give me Addis Ababa any day’
The move comes as security continues to deteriorate in the capital
Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan’s oil-producing region today as African leaders tried to advance peace talks between the country’s president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup in the world’s newest country.
World View: Is collective hatred of a bully enough to make a nation?
Reports have moved the UN to action as tensions between ethnic Dinka and Nuer in the world’s newest nation escalate
Ethiopian edges out Briton in Great North Run and seeks rematch in London Marathon
There have been crossroads in Mo Farah’s life defined by Haile Gebrselassie.
Local media reports suggest retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba's recollections of historical events place his date of birth in the 1850s
Jamaican powered through after slow start
The Briton exerts as little energy as possible in heat
Farah digs deep on final lap to clinch gold and underline his status as Britain's greatest distance runner
A military plane that crash-landed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday belonged to Ethiopia and was carrying ammunition, two security sources said.
Rutherford set to decide today if he will compete in Moscow but Farah reigns supreme