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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Apparently Meghan Markle, now Mrs Harry Windsor, is the “most talked about woman of the summer”. Apparently there’s “something about her”. Apparently (...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

Founder and chief executive  of WorldRemit Ismail Ahmed: “We’ve made a great start, but we want to bring our service to millions more customers across the globe.”  Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the world’s poorest people not having a bank account, those in most desperate need of money can face the greatest challenges in actually (...)

Senator Frances Black called the settlements ‘a gross violation of international law’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Bill prohibiting the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories looks set to pass in the Seanad on Wednesda(...)

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone outside a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on Monday. Photograph:  Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into(...)

A young mother breastfeeding her infant daughter. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A resolution to encourage breastfeeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this sprin(...)

President Michael D Higgins. The details of how he will declare his hand are still uncertain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For months, President Michael D Higgins has kept his closest friends uncertain. They believed he would seek a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin. They (...)

Bernard Davenport: while working at the United Nations in New York he acquired a working knowledge of Russian so he could read Dostoyevsky in the original.

Bernard Davenport Born: August 19th, 1939 Died: June the 11th, 2018 Bernard Davenport had a life many people would have killed for. A very talented(...)

Official opening of Patrice Lumumba Square in Brussels, named in honour of late Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, with an effigy of Lumumba. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty

“You killed Lumumba,” she roared at the Belgian officials on the platform, before being escorted away by the police. The music and speeches resumed. (...)

Leo Varadkar told a private lunch gathering in New York on Tuesday that he sympathised with Donald Trump’s view of the media, saying the media was not interested in the truth but in the story. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under pressure to clarify his comments on the media after he told a private lunch in New York that he sympathised with(...)

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