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A paramilitary police officer carries the body of Alan Kurdi (3)  after a number of migrants died when the boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near the Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2nd, 2005. Photograph:  AP Photo

At least 8,500 people have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian bo(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday. Photogrph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she sees no possibility for deepening EU co-operation with Ankara at present as the rule of law no longer exi(...)

Global Footprint Network: calculates how many planets we would need to sustain the lifestyles of different countries, groups and individuals

“Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist” – David Attenborough. On August 2nd the(...)

A picture taken on June 9, 2017 shows a woman displaced by Ethiopia’s drought walking with a branch at a displaced persons camp in Werder. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS STEIN

We have heard the warnings before, but the threats posed by the current famine emergency gripping vast areas of East Africa remain as stark and as mer(...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

Chad Johnson enters the Big Brother House for the 'Celebrity Big Brother' launch at Elstree Studios on August 1st, 2017 in Borehamwood. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

On Utopia: In Search of the Dream (Tuesday, BBC4) a child draws a picture of her specially devised utopian society. It is, she explains, “a town on a (...)

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita talks with French president Emmanuel Macron in Bamako, Mali. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French president Emmanuel Macron(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade Members Mark Hyland, Liam Hyland, new recruit Craig Hyland, Paul Hyland and Cameron Hyland. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The passing out of the 50 recruits from the Dublin Fire Brigade recruit class 1/2017 was a day of evident pride for all the families and none more so (...)

Ireland’s new papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60) as the apostolic nuncio to Ireland, the first African priest to hold the role. The apo(...)

A child who has tested positive for malaria suffers convulsions after being treated in the MSF clinic. Photograph: Ikram N’gadi/MSF

The international community must “step up” and provide vital funding for humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria, where the devastation wrought by j(...)

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