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Mafia boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina, after his arrest in 1993. Photograph: Marie-Laure Messana/AFP/Getty Images

Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the Sicilian Mafia’s most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted of ordering dozens of murders, died of natural c(...)

Robert Pattinson in Good Time: his hair is yellowed to the colour of diseased liver, his eyes suspiciously unblinking

 If we have learnt anything about Robert Pattinson’s exemplary post-Twilight career it is that he wants us to talk about something other than his(...)

A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison in July 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. Placards read Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners. Photograph: Wikipedia

The lonely life of a leading member of Cumann na mBan who was consigned to a mental asylum for more than 40 years is due to be remembered in Athenry, (...)

José Mourinho: Manchester United are confident he’ll stick with them despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester United have no concerns that José Mourinho could leave next summer to take up another managerial position, and those who work closely with (...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner failed to turn  over to investigators campaign mails on WikiLeaks and a Russian overture. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 US election campaign and (...)

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and US president Donald Trump  at the US Capitol in Washington DC  on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives passed a far-reaching tax reform package on Thursday in a big win for Republicans, though doubts remained over the fut(...)

Elephants at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe: Annual hunting revenue this year in Zimbabwe could be as much as €110m, mainly from the US market. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalised a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. On the day, the S&P 500 index recovered from its worst two-day fall since August. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a mar(...)

Cambodian police officers stand guard at the supreme court in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The court ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party. Photograph: Mak Remissa/EPA

Cambodia’s top court has ruled to dissolve the country’s main opposition party, ensuring that the prime minister, Hun Sen, runs practically unconteste(...)

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Having grown from €200,000 to €1 million last year we’re now expecting ebitda to rise to close to €4 million in 2017.”

Netwatch, the fast-growing Carlow-headquartered digital security firm, recorded a sharp rise in sales last year and expects to report a further jump i(...)

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