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The Dwyer family has gathered an impressive body of material, both forensic and from eyewitnesses, that has destroyed the credibility of the account given by the Bolivian authorities of the police raid that resulted in Michael Dwyer’s death. File photograph: PA Wire

Though it is 10 years ago today since Michael Dwyer was killed by police in Bolivia, the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery. But tha(...)

Michael Dwyer: The Bolivian state’s version of what happened leading up to and during the police raid in which Dwyer was killed has been contradicted by eyewitnesses and leaked video from inside the investigation.

When in 2015 Bolivia’s president Evo Morales became the first South American head of state to visit Ireland, he must have known the 2009 killing of Ir(...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Peru. Photograph: US Geological Survey

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Peru, the US Geological Survey has reported. The quake’s epicentre was 25km north-northeast of town of Az(...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

Íñigo Errejón, former deputy leader of Podemos, and Podemos leader  Pablo Iglesias in October 2016. File photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In a recently released video, members of Podemos in different parts of Spain speak into a camera to proclaim the party’s presence across the country. (...)

It’s possible psilocybin drugs could soon be part of a psychiatrist’s armoury.  Photograph: iStock

Down an Irish country lane in a secluded private home, men and women form two lines. Then, under the Christian Cross of Caravaca, members of the Churc(...)

Michelle Obama speaking during a campaign rally for then Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Michelle Obama has told of her dismay that so many American women chose “misogynist” Donald Trump as their president instead of the first female nomin(...)

A screen shot from a video showing the uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years.

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years. Semi-naked and (...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

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