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People leave floral tributes where the body of Isreali student Aiia Maasarwe was found. Photograph: Ellen Smith/EPA

Australian police have arrested a man over the death of an Israeli student who was killed while walking home late at night this week in Melbourne. Ai(...)

Nicola Costello: ‘They say that nursing is a calling but the conditions aren’t reasonable or realistic in Ireland.’

As talks take place between health service management and nursing unions in an attempt to avert strike action, The Irish Times asked Irish-trained nur(...)

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: Gary is competing in New Zealand (and later  Australia)while Paul will take part in the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even as many of the top rowers in the country line up at the Irish Indoor Championships (IIRC) in the University of Limerick on Saturday, Gary O’Dono(...)

Australia-based pension specialist Stephanie Lyons

Travelling is in Stephanie Lyons’s blood. She grew up in Donadea, Co Kildare, but went to boarding school in Dublin. She moved to Cork to attend UCC w(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto on January 12th, 2019.Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who captured the world’s attention by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in her own(...)

People with red hair, including Aishling Griffiths (7) take a selfie to celebrate ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ on the 10-year anniversary of this anti-bullying day, in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

When Canadian Derek Fogie first decided to hold a day in honour of red heads 10 years ago he wasn’t aware of the extent of the bullying many people wi(...)

Asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Photograph:  Cole Burston/Getty Images

It was another proud moment for Canada: a Saudi teenager who had just been granted asylum walking through the arrivals gate at Toronto airport embrace(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

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