Members of  Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh rescue refugees in the ongoing humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is due into the Sicilian port of Messina this morning with the bodies of 14 migrants, along with 453 people res(...)

Women and children gather at a well at a refugee camp in Teknaaf, Bangladesh. In 1992, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing a campaign of arson, rape and extrajudicial killing by the Burmese Army poured into Bangladesh where a multimillion-dollar people smuggling business has sent roots deep into impoverished corners of the country. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

From his shop overlooking a pier on this island near the border with Burma (Myanmar), Mohammad Hossain watched the human smuggling business swell. Ove(...)

“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” Photograph: Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and (...)

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued 98 migrants from a rubber craft in the Mediterranean on its first mission since taking up humanitarian rescue duty.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued over 360 migrants from the Mediterranean in its first two missions since taking up station in the a(...)

Bangladeshi relatives surround the bodies of some of those killed in a stampede at a charity distribution event in Mymensingh. Photograph: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images

At least 22 people have been killed in a stampede during a charity handout during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police in Bangladesh said. Police (...)

There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

Arthur Penet, Louis-Marie de Certaines, Roland Moreau, Ary Pauget, Corentin de Chatelperron and Elaine Le Floch  in front of the ‘Gold of Bengal’ on Saint Martin’s Island in the south of Bangladesh, on the day of Corentin’s departure in March 2013. Photograph: Gold of Bengal

One day in June 2013 Corentin de Chatelperron, a 30-year-old Frenchman, chased two scrawny chickens across a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. They(...)

‘The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, all state laws against equal marriage will fall. The outcome would represent another major step towards the vindication of LGBTI rights generally (and, as a trivial aside, would allow us to congratulate American friends on their judiciary having caught up with the plain people of Ireland). Supporters of same-sex marriages  outside the US Supreme Court on April 28th, 2015. Photograph:  MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, a(...)

File photograph of cranes  operated  by Bangladeshi Army personnel  pictured at the scene in April 2013 where an  eight-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka collapsed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Police in Bangladesh on Monday filed the first formal murder charges against the owner of a building that collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,130 (...)

Royal Malaysian Navy personnel during a search and rescue mission for boat-people, near the Thai-Malaysia border. After fierce international criticism, Malaysia has reversed its policy of sending boats back to sea. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

An emergency international summit called to tackle the migrant boat crisis in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, convening in Bangkok on Friday, may p(...)