Nadia Murad: over a period of several weeks, she was repeatedly raped, beaten and humiliated. Photograph: Eric Luke

Escapee Nadia Murad tells of Islamic State’s barbarous treatment of the Yazidis of Iraq

Rick Berry, a florist in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, voted for Donald Trump

Voters in Pennsylvania explain the appeal of the Republican president-elect

In an interview on Saturday, Donald Trump appeared to soften his stance on a number of sweeping campaign pledges. Photograph:  Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President-elect indicates illegal immigrants, including many Irish, will be rounded up

US president-elect Donald Trump made the first senior appointments of his administration on Sunday, naming Reince Priebus (left) as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon (right) as his chief strategist and senior counsellor. File photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Appointment of Ryan ally likely to be welcomed by Republicans in Congress

President-elect Donald Trump says ‘What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records,...we are getting them out of our country’. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

‘Certain areas’ of Mexican border wall may be fence, US president-elect tells CBS

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: addressed €500-a-head Friends of Sinn Féin dinner in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Adams congratulates president-elect, pays tribute to defeated opponent Hillary Clinton

Leslie Rossi with her family outside The Trump House, the property she turned into a local campaign office for the candidate in western Pennsylvania, helping Trump become the first Republican to win the state since 1988

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters speak out as the election result sinks in

A crowd marches from New York’s Union Square to Trump Tower in protest over Donald Trump’s election. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

By reshaping the electoral landscape, Donald Trump has also refashioned his party

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell escorts US president-elect Donald Trump and  his wife Melania Trump to a meeting at the  Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

If the president-elect sticks to his previous statements, he will upend the global order

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the election results as the US vice-president, Joe Biden, listens in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

President says he will work with Republican’s team to smooth transition

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a concession speach after being defeated by Republican president-elect Donald Trump in New York, the US. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Democrat says she hopes Trump ‘will be a president for all of the US’ in concession speech

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (L) giving a speech during election night in New York. Photograph: Ngan Mandel/AFP/Getty Images

A timeline of how Trump did the unthinkable and defeated Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump greets supporters at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Rolling Stones song ‘You can’t always get what you want’ blares through sound system

The Clinton family walks on stage and is greeted by Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/Getty Images

Obamas, Springsteen and Bon Jovi come together in Philadelphia for closing pitch

Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Ten competitive swing states critical in deciding if Clinton or Trump wins presidency

A supporter holds up a sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Democrat and Trump make last-ditch effort to shore up votes on eve on election

 Hillary Clinton hugs eleven year-old Gabrielle Green during church services at Mt Airy Church of God in Christ  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

James Comey tells Congress review of new emails has ‘not changed our conclusions’

Mr Trump’s campaign portrayed his late move as a sign of their candidate’s bullishness, arguing Mrs Clinton remained vulnerable in apparently safe states. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Polls show Clinton still holding advantage in likely key states, despite narrowing lead

Santiago Portal, who migrated from Cuba 50 years ago, displaying a sign supporting Donald Trump in Little Havana during the Calle Ocho Festival, Miami, last March. Photograph:  Sean Drakes/Getty Images

Those who arrived in the US in the 1960s reject Democratic softening towards Cuba

Supporters listen to Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami on Wednesday. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Republican nominee shows discipline and calls on Florida voters not to believe the polls

Bill Clinton on the campaign trail in Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Ex-president combines policy mastery with folksy anecdotes as he maintains low profile

Donna Hoak, a retiree from Pittsbugh who moved south to The Villages, the biggest retirement community in the United States, 11 years ago. Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

The biggest retirement community in the US is a microcosm of a changing society

Alina Fisk (4) wearing a Donald Trump cutout while costume shopping with her mother, Jamie, at Spirit Halloween in Port Richey, Florida. Photograph: Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP

Blitz on Sunshine State reflects importance of diverse region with 29 electoral votes

Hillary Clinton: “It’s pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election.” Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Campaign manager says move by James Comey an unprecedented action

The border fence between Mexico and the US at Sasabe. Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Weekend Read: Donald Trump wants a wall between the US and Mexico. In Arizona, locals say it won’t stop people-smuggling, drug mu(...)

People  cast their ballots on electronic voting machines on the first day of early voting  in Provo, Utah, this week. Utah’s six electoral votes,  normally a safe bet for the Republicans, are up for grabs in this year’s election because of the strong showing by independent candidate Evan McMullin. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images

State traditionally aligned with GOP sees support flow from Trump to Mormon ex-CIA man

Former CIA agent Evan McMullin talks to supporters after announcing his presidential campaign as an Independent candidate in August. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images

Shoestring campaign brings Evan McMullin, a Mormon, to brink of a famous upset in Utah

Hadi Naseredden (19), Zain Siddiqi (19) and Mariam Fayad (21). “If I’m driving, I’m always scared,” says Fayad. “If I see a car with a Trump sticker, and I know the gun laws are really loose in Arizona, I’m afraid for my life, honestly.” Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Wave of hate crimes and Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric taking heavy toll

Employees of Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump stand behind him in support at a campaign event at his Trump National Doral golf club in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Republican US presidential candidate faces uphill battle to beat rival Clinton in key states

US first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for  Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 20th. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters

Hillary Clinton’s campaign blitzes state as it bids to copperfasten lead in polls

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump a rally on Saturday near the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, at which he said he planned to sue the women who have accused him of groping. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

ABC News poll gives Hillary Clinton lead of 12 percentage points among likely voters

First lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage prior to speaking during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday. Photograph: Ross D Franklin/AP

Barack Obama had Springsteen but Hillary has chosen an even more appealing superstar

A protest sign by a line of taco trucks outside Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where workers are in a labour dispute over wages and working conditions, October 19th, 2016. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

For low-paid staff, mostly women and immigrants, Trump win would be ‘nightmare’

Philip Kim, outreach director for Asian and Pacific Islander communities for the Clinton campaign in Nevada. “We don’t just go and show up at community events. We try to create spaces where people can meet,” he says. Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Filipinos say Democratic candidate ‘has always been a friend of ours, from way back’

Statuettes depicting presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a shop in Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP

Obama chides Trump for voter fraud claim, telling Republican to ‘stop whining’

Colton del Bosque, a 27-year-old road maintenance worker who lives in Alamo with his wife Stevie and three children. “I like my guns, and I don’t like [the idea] that you couldn’t borrow my gun.  Hillary’s already said she don’t like guns.”  Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Voters in rural Nevada explain why they’re backing Donald Trump in US election

USAID has told Goal and other agencies to halt certain procurements using American funds pending the outcome of an inquiry. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images/Goal

Contracts of 10 employees to be terminated

Barry Andrews with children in Syria: he has stepped down as CEO of Goal which is one of a number of aid agencies being investigated by the US Office of Inspector General. Photograph: courtesy of Goal

As US investigates corruption allegations, Goal’s lack of unrestricted funds slows cashflow

Barry Andrews, a former Fianna Fáil minister, took the helm at Goal in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Chief executive steps down as aid agency reels from investigation into Syria operation

Barry Andrews, a former Fianna Fáil minister,  took the helm at Goal in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charity faces US inquiry into alleged bribery and bid-rigging on Turkey-Syria border

Ola Dweek, a child psychologist in Gaza. Photograph: John McColgan

Riverdance impresario met fishermen, farmers, settlers and rabbis in West Bank and Gaza

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the €10 million increase in spending on overseas aid. Photograph: The Irish Times

Trócaire disappointed at allocation, which sees spending at ‘same level as 17 years ago’

David O’Sullivan recalled campaigning for Ireland to join the then European Economic Community in the early 1970s, seeing membership as a way for Ireland to break out of the “suffocating” bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom

David O’Sullivan ‘We have lived through 60 of the most remarkable years in Europe’

Citizens of Aleppo, (clockwise from top left) Ismail Abdullah, Wissam Zarqa and Hikmat Shihan treating a patient in a hospital in the besieged city.

Some of the entrapped and desperate citizens of the besieged city share their experiences with The Irish Times

Anti-FGM activists from all over African have gathered at Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Wicklow to work out how to end the barbaric practice. Pictured are Ifrah Ahmed, Jaha Dukureh, Elizabeth Anche, Gift Abu, Lisa Camara, Domtila Chesang, Jeremmie Kutanya, Lucy-Ann Ganda, Salamatu Kamara, Haadijatou Cessay and Maria Saine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An estimated 200m women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation

An image taken from the Operation Inherent Resolve website on September 25th, 2016, featuring the flags of 65 states. Ireland’s Tricolour is not among them.

Foreign Affairs says Ireland ‘has not and will not’ participate in military action on Isis

The department said it was seeking to buy a property in Tokyo as the rental prices were so high.

Department of Foreign Affairs paying for rented property with spa, gym and cellar

A senior manager has resigned from Goal and the Government has withheld a further €7 million in funding from the aid agency. Photograph: Goalglobal.org

Government holds back money from agency over inquiry into Syria aid operations

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. The EU’s border agency says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has increased significantly over the past month. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP

Plan for relocation of asylum seekers beset by ‘technical issues’ and delays

January 2015: Baga massacre – 2,000+ dead or missing – Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Despite extensive coverage, attacks are killing far fewer westerners than in 1970s and 1980s

British citizens, who will likely leave the European Economic Area after the Brexit vote, may have to prove a ‘close connection’ to Ireland should they wish to retire here under new proposals from the Department of Justice. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images.

Department of Justice immigration review says ancestry claims will need to be backed up

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe said that “the external framework within which Ireland has to make itself secure and to prosper  is changing.”

Donohoe tells Kennedy Summer School UK leaving to have far-reaching impact on State

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Kennedy Summer School at New Ross, Co Wexford: “We have to learn to listen in a different way.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Garda Commissioner tells Kennedy Summer School of need for change in the force

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: According to one  source, the first draft of his earliest statement on the Brexit referendum result did not contain any reference to Ireland’s commitment to its own EU membership. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In post-Brexit Europe, Dublin must ensure it is not isolated without the UK

The judicial appointments board came up with codes to weed out unsuitable names. ‘Temperament’ meant ‘bonkers’, ‘drink problem’ or(...)

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A Turkish police officer carrying Alan Kurdi’s body off the shore in Bodrum, southern Turkey, after a boat carrying refugees sank while heading to the Greek island of Kos. Photograph: Nilufer Demir/AFP/Getty Images

A year after the boy drowned, those trying to escape war still get little help from Europe

Pat Hickey’s son Fred following a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Olympic official’s son meets Minister for Foreign Affairs to discuss Rio arrest

Dutch foreign minister  Bert Koenders met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bert Koenders says Border concerns should be acknowledged in UK exit negotiations

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his front-runner status to head the UN. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Portuguese prime minister cements position after third Security Council vote

David O’Sullivan: “The transatlantic economic corridor is the largest and most important corridor in the world by far”

EU ambassador to US says vote to leave union will have chilling impact on investment

Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on migration, is due to address the conference of Irish diplomats in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish ambassadors from across the world will discuss UK’s vote to leave the EU at gathering

Former diplomat Tom Fletcher says he saw Twitter not merely as a way of engaging with people but of influencing them. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Author of ‘Naked Diplomacy’ says foreign ministries should do more to explain their work

Media outside the Conseil d’État after the court suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Controversy opens up rift in government ahead of next year’s presidential election

Protesters demonstrate against local bans in France of the burkini, outside the French embassy in London, Britain. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Conseil d’État will decide on the legality of prohibiting the full-body swimsuit

The decision on Ban Ki-moon’s  successor is expected to be made by the end of September. Photograph: Getty Images

Method of replacing Ban Ki-moon will be most transparent in UN’s 70-year history

Daily bread: Goal maintains bakeries in Syria. Photograph: Cem Genco/Anadolu/Getty

Almost €3m has been frozen while the US investigates alleged fraud in Syria. The charity says it has managed to keep its projects(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, continue to campaign for their brother’s release. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Move follows rejection of all-party Oireachtas motion calling for his immediate release

The authorities believe Garda raids have dealt a blow to a Dublin-based crime gang that had arranged up to 1,000 sham marriages. Photograph: Collins Courts/Files

New powers for registrars and action being taken by gardaí are now bearing fruit

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews: “We work in very difficult environments and I think most of our funders understand that that is the situation.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Department of Foreign Affairs had withheld almost €3m in funding from the aid agency

A Goal emergency response team at work in Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has withheld millions of euro in funding from the aid agency pending a US government inquiry. Photograph: Goalglobal.org

Government refuses to give millions of euro to the aid agency amid investigation

Anglo trial: Three ex-bankers jailed over  fraud scheme

Willie McAteer and John Bowe of Anglo and Denis Casey of Irish Life convicted of fraud

Mr Martin Nolan who has been appointed as a Circuit Court Judge.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Three former bankers given jail terms in months long trial haunted by its absentees

Willie McAteer, Denis Casey and John Bowe were all handed jail terms on Friday for their roles in a €7 billion fraud. Photograph: Composite/Brenda Fitzsimons/Collins Courts

Willie McAteer given 3.5-year term; Denis Casey two years, nine months; John Bowe two years

Turkish anti-riot police officers escort soldiers who allegedly took part in the military coup, at a courthouse in Istanbul.  Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Accusations of abuse are baseless, says Necip Egüz, with bruising caused by ‘resistance’

Asli Vatansever: ‘Suddenly we were not afraid any more – not afraid of authority, not afraid to say no, not afraid to talk to strangers on the street, not afraid to be naive enough to believe that we could change the world.’

A peaceful demonstration in Istanbul three years ago sparked a nationwide movement

A Turkish swat team on patrol in Istanbul’s Taksim Square yesterday, following the government’s declaration of a state of emergency. Photograph: EPA/Sedat Suna

Purging 60,000 is just the start as Erdogan tightens grip

A pro-government demonstrator holds a scarf reading the name of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a march towards the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Government rejects criticism Erdogan is using failed coup to tighten grip on power

Policemen with detainees. The 60,000 purged public servants include soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and regional governors. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Academics banned from travelling abroad as Erdogan’s purges of state institutions continue

A nearly empty cafe in Istanbul. As tourism accounts for 8 per cent of the national workforce, the slump poses a serious threat to the Turkish economy. Photograph: Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

Failed bid to overthrow Recep Erdogan has left hotels virtually empty during peak season

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim: told parliament that “This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country. We will dig them up by their roots.” Photograph: Erhan Ortac/Getty Images

Ankara closes down media outlets it says support alleged instigator of failed coup

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flock to the national standard during a pro-government demonstration on Taksim square in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Reuters

On night of coup d’état, this stronghold of the Turkish president did not let him down

Turkish soldiers search for missing military personnel suspected of being involved in the coup attempt in Marmaris, Turkey, yesterday. Photograph: Kenan Gurbuz/Reuters

Alarm at arrest of 3,000 prosecutors and judges over past three days

Protesters hold the national flag aloft in the aftermath of the attempted coup.  Photograph: EPA

Government cautioned against using coup to purge opponents, stifle dissent

Former Turkish president Abdullah Gul, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s Grand National Assembly president Ismail Kahraman  and former PM Ahmet Davutoglu attend the funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Turkish president vows to purge the state of the ‘virus’ behind the military revolt

Flowers placed on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice  in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty

People reflect on the horror on the famed promenade that will never be the same again

People wave the Turkish flag as they join the celebratory crowd in Taksim Square, Istanbul, early yesterday. Photograph: Ismail Ferdous/The New York Times

Exhortations from Turkey’s strongman to resist the coup were decisive

Flowers and candles placed in tribute to the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice. Photograph: AFP

Locals express shock and anger as France reels from latest terrorist incident

A man covered with a towel is apprehended by French police as the investigation continues. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

About 85 people remain in hospital, many in life-threatening condition

A reproduction of the residence permit of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the man who rammed his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tunisian lorry driver who killed 84 was ‘completely unknown’ to French intelligence

Thermal covers and blankets cover the dead and injured after a heavy truck ran into a crowd  celebrating  Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Photograph: Tarubi Wahid Mosta/Reuters

Onlookers mistook the first sounds from France’s latest massacre for fireworks

Supporters of Tukish President Tayyip Erdogan celebrate after soldiers involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Photograph:  Yagiz Karahan/Reuters

At least 60 dead; 754 soldiers arrested; President Erdogan says coup was ‘an act of treason’

Chancellor Angela Merkel with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Berlin on Tuesday. Dr Merkel said she understood Irish concerns. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Paolo Gentiloni expresses confidence frontier controls could be avoided in Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today.

Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni will meet Charlie Flanagan in Dublin today

Ngisti Beyane (26) and her 10-month-old son Biniam Tesfay after walking 8km to the Concern-supported nutrition programme and screening clinic at Sasie Tseda Emba near Kebele in eastern Tigray, Ethiopia. Photograph: Ed Carty/PA Wire

Local mothers struggle to find food for their children as men migrate in search of work

UN special envoy for El Niño and climate change Mary Robinson meeting Ethiopian foreign minister Tedros A Ghebreyesus during her visit to Ethiopia. Photograph: PA

Millions need food aid but funding is $518m short, says former Irish president

“The core message is: aid works.”Concern  chief executive Dominic MacSorley in Juba, South Sudan. Photograph: Concern Worldwide US

Charity’s new five-year plan to focus on fragile environments and long-term poverty

UN special envoy for climate change Mary Robinson will meet representatives of the Ethiopian government and visit areas affected by El Niño. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former president to visit country with aid agencies to see response to food crisis

 Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has appointed Professor Frances Ruane to a panel of experts to advise the government in Edinburgh on the implications of the Brexit referendum result.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Professor Frances Ruane will join Scottish and international experts on the panel

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Advocating for the best possible deal for the British is likely to be Ireland’s strategy in exit negotiations

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