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Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Photograph: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

The press junkets for Marvel pictures are always spectacular events. Drawing on the talents of enough busy professionals to dredge a second Suez Canal(...)

Soldiers at  the scene of a major train crash just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday. Photograph: Ravy Shaker/AP Photo

Two passenger trains collided just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 100. It i(...)

An unmanned aircraft in  the Middle East. The history of US intervention in the region might have been avoided if in 1919 US president Woodrow Wilson had acted on recommendations of a commission he appointed to survey Arab opinion on governance following the collapse of the Ottoman empire. Photograph: Getty Images

US political and military intervention in the Middle East began 68 years ago, and has grown deeper and increasingly destructive since Washington’s 199(...)

Ralph Steadman cartoon of Hunter Thompson, from the 2008 documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S Thompson directed by Alex Gibney

One day in 1970 Ralph Steadman was out on a boat, covering the America’s Cup yacht race and feeling seasick. The illustrator’s companion on the water(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates qualifying for next summer’s European Championships in France. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Gareth Bale has put Wales’ qualification for Euro 2016 on the same level as winning the Champions League with Real Madrid. Wales ended their 58-yea(...)

One of the 38 photographs from 19th century Egypt that are up for auction at Matthews

An album of late 19th-century photographs of Egypt has come to light in Co Meath and will be auctioned in Matthews Auction Rooms in Oldcastle on Tuesd(...)

Maj Gen Michael Finn:  ‘It is a critical challenge to find ways to address the contentious issue of caveats and to maintain the integrity of peacekeeping missions into the future.’ Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Overseas missions are “vitally important” to the Defence Forces and help to project a very good image of Ireland internationally , according to a seni(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

Emirates National Oil, owner of 53 per cent of Dragon, said it intends to offer 735 pence a share, a premium of 44 per cent from March 13th, the day before the talks were initially disclosed. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Emirates National Oil Co. proposed to buy the shares in Dragon Oil Plc it doesn’t already own, valuing the Dubai-based producer at about £3.6 billion (...)

Wayne Byrne, managing director, and Dr Eoin Syron, technical director, with the Oxymem team.  Photograph: David O’Shea

It’s been an eventful 12 months for last year’s overall winner of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Oxymem, which took the top hono(...)

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