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Matteo Darmian is introduced as a recent signing with Manchester United in Bellevue, Wash. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

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LÉ Eithne crew responding to a distress call from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

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A video image released by the Italian coast guard of a rescue operation of 397 migrants on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Guardia Costiera

More than 6,000 migrants were rescued at sea over the weekend, with Italy’s coast guard summoning Italian and French naval boats, merchant ships and (...)

Rescued migrants line up after disembarking at the southern Italian port of Corigliano, Italy, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Francesco Arena/ANSA via AP

Italy’s ongoing boat people crisis off its southern coast took a serious turn for the worse on Thursday when 15 Muslim migrants were arrested and cha(...)

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped an Irish student at a rental home in  Long Island  almost two years ago

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The finds (pictured) follow the discovery last year of part of a 20ft rudder from one of the vessels on the beach. Photograph: Ciaran McHugh Photography

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Tee-up in Taormina, Sicily
  • Travel
  • January 26, 2015, 07:00

The Dom spread his hands and gave me the most Sicilian of shrugs. He then proceeded to make me several offers I found hard to refuse. First, he(...)