Italian police officers carry away a migrant  from the Italian-French border in the city of Ventimiglia. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Italian police in riot gear have forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants who had been camping out for days at the country’s Mediterranean border(...)

Nepal’s  police force clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that all Irish citizens in the region have been found safe and well following the disaster. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

All 170 Irish citizens known to be in the Nepal region have been found safe and well following last weekend’s earthquake, after officials located the (...)

Migrants at the Abu Salim detention centre in Tripoli, where men sleep on pads completely covering the floors of two rooms, bedbugs swarming around them. Arab and African migrants are churning through Libya – where border security is nearly nonexistent, corruption is rampant and human smuggling operations are growing ever more callous and brazen – and boarding boats to cross the Mediterranean. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

The two eight-year-old Eritrean boys had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, packed in the back of a truck with two ot(...)

Nepalese victims of the earthquake carry their belongings among debris of homes on April 29th, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The family of Monaghan native Thomas Drumm say he has made contact with home and is safe and well in Nepal following last weekend’s earthquake.Mr Drum(...)

Emergency team members walk around one of the collapsed Unesco world heritage site temples in  Durbar Square  in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following the disaster. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following an earthquake in Nepal. However, the depar(...)

Nepalese residents walk past road damage following an earthquake in Kathmandu. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images 1:50

in Kathmandu Cotton, splints, antibiotics, IV drips, dressings, blades, sterile gloves. These were just some of the items on a handwritten list of sup(...)

Former Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski who died over the weekend. Photograph:  AFP PHOTO/DPA/ STEPHANIE PILICK

Polish politician, writer and activist Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, who was persecuted both by the Nazis and Polish communists before serving two terms as(...)

A Red Cross worker with an African migrant after his arrival by sea in Ceuta. Photograph: The Red Cross

Germinal Castillo pulls out his mobile phone and finds a photograph on it. It is of a group of sub-Saharan Africans inside a tiny inflatable boat, wit(...)

‘None of these criticisms is likely to dent Blair’s belief in his own righteousness. He is doubtless buoyed by regular, gushes of praise for his involvement in the making of the Belfast Agreement.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tony Blair is set to step down as Middle East “peace envoy” for the Quartet – the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States. He(...)

Said Ismail Musallam, the father of  Muhammad Musallam (20), an Israeli Arab executed by Islamic State in Syria, in his home in East Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Mohamed Musallam can be seen in a video released on Tuesday on his knees wearing the familiar orange jumpsuit of an Islamic State captive. Before he (...)