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Rhino Calf Born at Dublin Zoo with mother Ashanti . Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

A southern white rhinoceros calf has been born at Dublin Zoo. The male calf, estimated to weigh about 50kg, was born at 4.30am on February 10th. Visi(...)

The plight of Christians in Pakistan illustrates some of the reasons why the West should care about Christian persecution. Photograph: iStock

Last Wednesday, the UK’s foreign office and some 120 other UK public buildings and churches were bathed in red light as part of Red Wednesday. The lat(...)

Milltown, Co Kildare, the hometown of killer Kennenth O’Reilly. Photograph: Google Street View

The husband of a woman who was murdered has called for her killer to be banned for life from entering Co Kildare. Kenneth O’Reilly was given a life s(...)

“I’m forever getting involved in altercations with randomerrs over injustices I perceive”

I got into a blazing row with a woman over broccoli at the sea lion enclosure in Dublin Zoo last weekend and I’m still cross about it. Everything abo(...)

Novartis estimates that only 600 patients a year would be eligible for its new $375,000 therapy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

Novartis’s new gene-modifying cancer therapy’s $475,000 (€399,100) per patient sticker price has drawn fire from advocate groups calling for cheaper d(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the United States has been producing more oil and natural gas than any other nation every year since 2012

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has announced the discovery of the largest deposit of oil and gas in US history. Found in west Texas, the record-bre(...)

Former British Conservative Party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

New times require new words. US satirist Stephen Colbert invented “truthiness” – a political discourse in which what matters is what you feel to be tr(...)

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after being revealed by recent liver surgery. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Wednesday that he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after (...)

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped an Irish student at a rental home in  Long Island  almost two years ago

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director accused of raping an Irish student at his beach house on New York’s Long Island is hoping a judge(...)

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