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You can hear Tom Hanks jollying – and that is the right word – down the hallway for a good long while before he veers into view. Cheery attendants tra(...)

Rachel Moran, co-founder of Space International, said Ireland remained a “highly lucrative place for pimps and traffickers” despite the recession. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland, which campaigners say remains a “highly lucrative place for pimps and sex-traffickers”, could become a world leader in the fight against pros(...)

The body of a drowned migrant is unloaded  in the port of Lampedusa early this month. Photograph: AP

In the last 10 years, 6,200 immigrants have died off the coast of Sicily, most of them North African refugees, some of them economic migrants, all of (...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta  talks to Kenyan delegates about Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court, in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, at the weekend.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

African leaders stopped short of withdrawing their nations from the International Criminal Court (ICC) this weekend, but they rallied around Kenya’s (...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa today. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, ministers(...)

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after becoming involved in a violent clash with another man involving the use of baseball bats. The incid(...)

Sales of personal computers fell for the sixth quarter in a row, to 80.3 million units globally.

Worldwide personal-computer shipments fell in the third quarter, reaching their lowest level for the period since 2008, amid lackluster demand from st(...)

Ryanair and British operator easyJet said they would have to cut about 30 per cent of French flights as a result of the one-day protest over plans for changes to air traffic control practices at European level. Photograph: Paolo Cocco/Reuters

Flights to and from France face disruption today due to a strike by air traffic controllers that has prompted Ryanair, easyJet and Lufthansa to scale (...)

Kenya is not lobbying other African states to quit the International Criminal Court, its foreign minister said today ahead of an African Union summit (...)

A US bankruptcy judge has rejected a legal challenge by a developer against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, and refused to lift temporary court protection for the bank.

A US bankruptcy judge has rejected a legal challenge by a developer against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, and refused (...)

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