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South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, on July 10th, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

South Sudan’s president and vice-president ordered their rival forces to cease hostilities on Monday after days of fighting threatened to plunge the (...)

Irish and Romanian soccer fans in Versailles ahead of Euro 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an emergency number for Irish fans attending Euro 2016 in France. The number is +33144176780 and has go(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the Vatican. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

At the end of a week marked by terrorist attacks, Pope Francis urged people not to lose “all hope and joy in life”. Making his traditional Urbi et O(...)

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report. File photograph: ThinkStock

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report, which also found that Irish positivity has prevailed in the face of(...)

Mavie Kitenge and Salome Mbugua  outside Carmichael Centre in Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Congolese-born Mavie Kitenge, now living in Portarlington, believes in breaking the silence that surrounds the suffering of thousands of African women(...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigyeis arrested by police and put into the back of a blacked-out police van which whisked him away and was later seen at a rural police station, outside his home in Kasangati, Uganda, on  Monday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Police arrested Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time in eight days on Monday, after an election that the United States(...)

 French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy  and British photojournalist Phil Moore: Le Monde has called for the immediate release of both journalists following their arrests on Thursday. Photograph: Charly Triballeau, Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Burundi police have arrested a British and a French journalist during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital, officials s(...)

President Pierre Nkurunziza: Burundi has suffered a worsening wave of violence since he said he would seek a third term. Photograph:  Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi’s security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters’ houses and heard witn(...)

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees  approved by Cabinet.

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees who have been approved by the Cabinet. Breandán Ó Caoll(...)

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