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The donations, the alliance says, will go towards food, water and medical care, as well as providing soap, masks and “vital information” to prevent the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

Six of Ireland’s leading international charities have formed a new alliance to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and assist some of the most vulnera(...)

European commissioner for home affairs Ylva Johansson. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

New proposals for a common European Union system for managing migration will have a “strong focus” on deporting people who are refused asylum, the EU (...)

Migrants find shelter at a supermarket car park in Lesbos before police began an operation to rehouse thousands after the Moria camp was destroyed by fire. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

Greek police began moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a f(...)

(L to R) US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Qatar’s minister of foreign affairs Sheikh Mohamad Bin Abdel Rahman Al-Thani and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister for terrorism and mediation in the settlement of disputes, attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Afghanistan peace talks between representatives of the country’s government and the Taliban militant group began in Doha on Saturday. The long-aw(...)

Asylum seekers sit amid the debris after the fire in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The overnight fire that destroyed the refugee camp at Moria on Lesbos was a disaster waiting to happen. Long-term overcrowding and an outbreak of Covi(...)

Spice master Arun Kapil of Green Saffron Spices. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Home is where the heart is and the heart of the home will always be the kitchen. Whether you are cooking for yourself, for family, partners or friends(...)

At the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a rare and spontaneous display of emotional honesty, rallied her self-doubting electorate with the slogan: “Wir schaffen das” – we can manage this. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/ EPA

Beckett would struggle to describe how Germany dealt with the 2015/2016 refugee crisis. The writer praised persistence and the courage to fail better.(...)

Eoin Morgan’s 66 inspired England to victory over Pakistan. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Second T20: England 199-5 off 19.1 overs (E Morgan 66, D Malan 54, S Khan 3-34) beat Pakistan 195-4 (M Hafeez 69, B Azam 56, A Rashid 2-32) Eoin Morg(...)

Sir Henry McMahon: his demarcation line between Tibet and British India has long been a source of dispute between China and India

The recent dispute between the world’s most populous countries, China and India, has its roots in an agreement drawn up by the son of an Irish general(...)

A Somali baby receives a polio vaccine in Mogadishu, Somalia, back in 2013:  Eradicating polio requires more than 90 per cent of children to be immunised. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Africa was declared free of wild polio on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as the only countries thought to still have the highl(...)

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