Courage: the Paris of 1942 comes vividly alive in No Stars at the Circus by Mary Finn

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 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers Progress’ inaugural annual Philip Gould Lecture on July 21st in London –   Labour “has to be progressive and base policies on reality, not a delusionary view of the world”, he sid .   Photograph: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Israel, and the work of “my” Faith Foundation. He also told us “my Africa Governance Initiative does(...)

 South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma: The Regulations of Land Holdings Bill is one of a number of land reform bills that his government is trying to sign into law before the end of his term in office in 2019. Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

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Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans at Kharkiv airport in Ukraine yesterday: “I have the impression that the separatists may have finally got the message that it is a matter of common humanity to allow all the human remains to be removed.” Photograph: EPA/Sergei Kozlov

(...) special forces (Korps Commandotroepen) had been recalled from Mali, in west Africa, to be on standby to(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: time is of the essence. Photograph: Dave Meehan

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Still from a photo album depicting the Royal Munster Fusiliers on duty in Rangoon Burma, not long before the outbreak of the first World War

(...) mainly in Cork, Clare, Kerry and Limerick – had served in South Africa throughout the Boer War (1899(...)

 Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

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The crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 is seen near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French(...)

Between 2009 and 2012, Tullow had drilling successes in Africa, opening up new basins in Uganda (above), Ghana and Kenya

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Revenue at Google’s Irish subsidiary rose 10 per cent last year to €17 billion, with pretax profits climbing almost 23 per cent to €189.1 million

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