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Yahoo Ireland has recorded pre-tax profits of almost €3.4 million for 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark HilliardYahoo Ireland has recorded pre-tax profits of almost €3.4 million for 2012, according to newly published financial results. Gross profits(...)

Pedestrians walk past the US embassy in Tel Aviv today. US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US state department said. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters.

The United States issued a global travel alert today, citing an al-Qaeda threat that also caused the state department to close its embassies on Sund(...)

Walter Morrissey (70) of  Upper Bridge Street, Callan in Kilkenny has been sentenced to 13 years in jail at the Central Criminal Counrt for a violent sexual assault on his former partner.

A man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for a violent sexual assault on his former partner after the trial in Dublin heard that the injuries to t(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace (R) arrive to address the final campaign rally of his ZANU-PF party in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to pack entrenched president Robert Mugabe off into retirement at a thunderous final campaign rally (...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is pictured  in Cairo where she has been pressing Egypt’s rulers  to step back from a growing confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Europe’s top diplomat shuttled between new Egypt’s rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood today in a mission to pull the country back from more bloodshed, (...)

A VIEW of the pitch during the Asia Trophy Final match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Hong Kong Stadium on Saturday. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore conceded that pitch condition and location were among lessons to be learned following the torrential rain that threatened to ruin this year’s event. Photograph: Getty Images

The Premier League will consider expanding its biennial summer tournament around the world after the chief executive, Richard Scudamore, said Africa a(...)

A police officer aims a shotgun at supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo, this morning. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi today, witnesses said, days after the army chief ca(...)

Oil prices fell today on worries over a looming Chinese economic slowdown and decades-high oil output in the United States but stayed just above $107 (...)

An Apache helicopter flies over Tahrir Square during a protest to support the army  in Cairo tonight. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in rival mass rallies tonight, hours after the state news agency said ousted Islamist president(...)

Plan Ireland’s deputy regional director for West Africa Damien Queally with children in Mali

I had been working in AIB in Dublin for two years when myself and a colleague got itchy feet. It was 2001, I was 25, and wanted to travel. Both of us (...)

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