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 Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa, wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross.  Photograph: PDSA/PA Wire

A landmine detection rat has been awarded a gold medal for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty”. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, has di(...)

 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Comrade Duch: Prison guards were instructed to “smash to bits” traitors and counter-revolutionaries.  Photograph: Mak Remissa/Pool Photo/AP

The Khmer Rouge commander known as “Comrade Duch”, Pol Pot’s premier executioner and security chief who oversaw the mass murder of at least 14,000 Cam(...)

Bosnian Muslim woman, relatives of victims of the Srebrenica genocide, visit one of the sites of 1995 mass executions. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Getty Images

Three years after fleeing his home near the town of Vlasenica and taking refuge in the UN’s “safe zone” of Srebrenica, Nedzad Avdic found himself lyin(...)

A government building in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A Bill is being drafted which includes sweeping rules to govern people’s behaviour in public spaces. Photograph: iStock

A draft public order law that would ban women from wearing short skirts has been condemned by gender rights groups in Cambodia and sparked an outcry o(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

Liz Canavan, Assistant Secretary to the Department of Taoiseach, during a media brieifng on coronavirus this week. Photograph: Collins

Some 5,000 Irish citizens have returned to Ireland over the last month as the global coronavirus pandemic took hold. Over the Easter weekend alone, (...)

Wexford woman Christine Redmond in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Christine Redmond

It’s a running joke in Cambodia that all foreigners either work as English teachers or for nonprofits. Typically, it’s true. I’ve been working in the (...)

The Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in  California. The cruise ship was turned away from San Francisco.  Photograph: Getty Images

When the 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew of the Diamond Princess set sail from Yokohama, near Tokyo, on January 20th, they had expected to disembark a(...)

Almost 900 years since its construction, Angkor Wat remains a masterpiece

Almost 900 years since its construction, Angkor Wat remains a masterpiece - so iconic that it adorns the full trinity of national motifs in Cambodia: (...)

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