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The killings of two bald men in Mozambique have prompted police to warn of the danger of ritual attacks. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Police in Mozambique has warned that bald people could be the targets of ritual attacks, after the brutal killing of two men whose body parts were tho(...)

Organising an Easter egg hunt one is simply and cheap and fun for everyone. Photograph: iStock

Easter is almost upon us, bringing with it the promise of egg-shaped chocolates, slightly less miserable weather and – for many parents with children (...)

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Asian elephant calf. Photograph: Dublin Zoo

A female elephant calf was born at Dublin Zoo on Monday night weighing 80kg. The mother elephant, named Dina, is the Dublin Zoo herd’s matriarch and (...)

General Pinochet came to power by a military coup aided by the CIA. The workers resistance is violently and brutally crushed. The price paid by the Chilean working class was terrible. 50, 000 workers are murdered, 100,000 disappear and many are forced to take up exile. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of migrants, in Santiago, Chile(...)

Fine Gael Cllr Des Cahill is the the third Lord Mayor of Cork to be elected under the D’Hondt system. Photograph: Sebastien Thomas/Getty Images

Fine Gael councillor Des Cahill has been elected as Lord Mayor of Cork replacing Sinn Féin’s Cllr Chris O’Leary. Cllr Cahill pledged to do his utmos(...)

 Junior Infants teacher Caitriona Nic Grianna running the Dina in the classroom  program with Wally the Puppet at Gael Scoil Baile Munna. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The future of three flagship anti-child poverty programmes, in some of the most deprived areas of Dublin, is in doubt. The three Area Based Childhoo(...)

Asha (7), Yasmin (24) and, far right, bull elephant Upali at Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Asha the elephant (7) loves climbing. She seems to enjoy the novelty of being taller than the others. Her trunk is up, the ears are out and she loo(...)

Honeymoon suggestions on Portugal’s Atlantic coast
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We are going on a two-week honeymoon in Portugal at the end of July. We chose Portugal for its Atlantic coast and great seafood. We like sun and sea a(...)