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Dr Samer Armous, a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Limerick, moved   to Ireland from Syria more than 20 years ago. Photograph:  Alan Place

When Samer Arnous was 17 he moved to Ireland to sit the Leaving Cert. Having attended boarding school in Dorset as a child, the Syrian teenager was us(...)

Democrat candidate Joe Biden: supporters point out he is  running on a much more progressive platform than is generally thought. Photograph: Tracie Van Auken

This week marked a year since former US vice-president Joe Biden entered the presidential race, launching his campaign in a union hall in Pittsburgh. (...)

Saoi O’Connor speaking at a FridaysForFuture press briefing at COP25. She says she had dedicated her life to the climate crisis

One of Ireland’s first student climate strikers has accused member nations at the UN climate talks of failing to take on board the profound worry of y(...)

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Thirteen former bankers from Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Nomura and Deutsche Bank were sentenced to jail on Friday after a case that shook Italy’s esta(...)

Egyptian protesters  shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in downtown Cairo. Photograph:  EPA

The centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo was on Sunday gripped by a heavy police presence following protests in the city’s iconic Tahrir Square and ot(...)

 Egyptian protesters gather in downtown Cairo shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, 21 September 2019. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Rare, anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt calling on president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen(...)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “ready for the fight of her life with Trump”. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Neither one drinks, yet they have family vineyards. They both love big bowls of ice cream. Their (...)

A Roman abacus. But what did the Romans really do for mathematics?

The ancient Romans developed many new techniques for engineering and architecture. The citizens of Rome enjoyed fountains, public baths, central heati(...)

Emilia Clarke arriving for the Game of Thrones eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 3th. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Women all over the world are riding the tiger. Except Emilia Clarke. She’s riding the dragon. The fire-and-ice fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones(...)

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