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Greed: Steve Coogan as Sir Richard “Greedy” McCready in Michael Winterbottom’s film. Photograph: Sony Pictures

Every year for the past three decades, Michael Winterbottom has made a movie. Britain’s most mercurial director may have hopped between genres like a (...)

Dubai stands testament to what can be done through sheer force of will and extraordinary urban vision. File photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Dubai is not for everyone. The glittering metropolis, which erupts out of the desert, captures much that is good and bad about humanity in a few squar(...)

A train passes vendors in Guwahati, Assam, India: anger is growing in Muslim communities under scheme aiming to separate genuine citizens from “illegal migrants”. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India is fast-tracking the construction of a detention centre in its northeastern Assam state to house a fraction of the 1.9 million people who were r(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

World Food Programme deputy chief engineer, Michael Ryan from Co Clare who was killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed minutes after take off.

A memorial service for Co Clare engineer Micheál (Mick) Ryan killed when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed in March has been told someone must t(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the second anniversary of the exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation centre sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its inmates. In a deser(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the second anniversary of the Rohingya crisis on August 25th in  Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

At least 100,000 Rohingya refugees rallied in camps in Bangladesh on Sunday, marking two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanm(...)

 Fianna Fáil Councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

As the first Muslim councillor elected in Limerick, Abul Kalam Azad Talukder has had his fair share of doubters. “Before my election I did have peopl(...)

A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

A resident rests in a temporary shelter in a slum in Dhaka on Sunday, after a fire broke out late on Friday in Mirpur town. There were no fatalities. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the (...)

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