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A screenshot of a video shows the suspect shooting with a rifle in Halle on Wednesday. Photograph: Andreas Splett/EPA

The suspect in the attack on a German synagogue on Wednesday wanted to carry out a “massacre” inside the building and had a large stockpile of explosi(...)

Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

This illustration, provided by the Canterbury Museum, shows the approximate height of a giant penguin next to a human being.

Scientists in New Zealand have uncovered fossilised bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of a human and swam the oceans some (...)

CCTV image shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21 years old, as he enters the Cielo Vista Walmart store in El Paso. Photograph: Courtesy of KTSM 9/KTSM 9 news Channel/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast on all federal buildings, after a man shot 20 people and wounded more than two (...)

College Green has been closed to traffic and converted into a plaza today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin’s College Green will be given over to pedestrians and cyclists today in the first trial run of the traffic-free civic plaza since its rejection(...)

 Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms  as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Photograph:Dave Lintott/AFP

Police on Saturday labelled New Zealand’s first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the cit(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

“Good Lord lady … How many drinks did you have today,” goes one of the most upvoted of the 29,000 comments under a Facebook video of the US house spea(...)

Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool/ Reuters

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the firs(...)

Photograph: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join the New Zealand PM, President Macron and several other world leaders, as well as representatives of major technology companies, to formally adopt the Christchurch Call to Action. Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is travelling to Paris this afternoon for a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron and, world leaders and technology com(...)

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