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Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

Former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady  turns 80 today. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Ireland would have no vote if there was a papal election tomorrow as the Catholic Church’s only Irish-based cardinal, former primate Cardinal Seán Bra(...)

Italian deputy PM and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini: said the boats were not Rome’s problem. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from brin(...)

 A young woman reacts as a health worker injects her with the Ebola vaccine, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on August 5th. Photograph:   Baz Ratner/Reuters

New drugs have drastically increased the chances of survival for people infected with Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever responsible for more than 12,000 deat(...)

Unaccompanied minors, who have escaped Eritrea, chat in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Many of those crossing the border are girls trying to escape mandatory, indefinite military service. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Hunched in concentration in a refugee camp in northern Niger, Hamid draws pictures of the woman he left behind in Eritrea. They’re basic but spirited,(...)

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Chef Danni Barry, formerly of Clenaghan’s in Craigavon and Eipic in Belfast, where she earned a Michelin star, joined the gastro-pub group, Balloo Inn(...)

British adventurer Bear Grylls holds the cup with former taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny and adventurer Bear Grylls formed a winning partnership at a charity sailing event organised by the Duke and Duchess of Ca(...)

Left unchecked, global warming will erode the capacity of land to support human life and impair food production across the planet, the UN has declared in its latest evaluation of climate disruption. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

Left unchecked, global warming will erode the capacity of land to support human life and impair food production across the planet, the UN has declared(...)

A woman cooks nshima – a porridge made from ground  corn – in an old, cracked saucepan on an open fire in Fwalu village, beside South Luangwa national park in Zambia. Photograph: Tina Stallard/Getty Images

Carbon offsetting was big news once upon a time, and indeed seemed to be something of a panacea for all our climate change ills. Buy that V8-engined s(...)

Khadan Mohammed Hamed (19): She knows about climate change and soil erosion from her biology class and realises that combination has eroded a way of life.  Photograph: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

They are the vanguard of a cohort likely to soon number many millions of people in climate-vulnerable locations across the planet. They are crammed i(...)

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