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Supervet: I’d choose a warm blanket and one of those head lampshades at Noel Fitzpatrick’s dog-fixing emporium over a spell at the Mayo Clinic

If I told you that my favourite things were puppies, the insides of puppies and people crying, your response would probably differ depending on your p(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

Argentina’s Hugo Porta in action with Ireland’s Kenny Murphy in 1990. ‘I have always felt in Ireland things are just that little bit more fun and the people are so lovely,’ says Porta. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Argentina’s greatest rugby player Hugo Porta is still directing operations beautifully, just not from outhalf. At 68 years old he is doing it off the (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden. Photograph: Jordan Gale/New York Times

Joe Biden is old enough to beware an American Democrat who talks tougher than a Republican. The former vice-president was 17 when John F Kennedy sha(...)

Jonathan Smith emerges from the water after his early morning swim in Blackrock.

“Bit more insulation since the lockdown anyway,” says Jonathan Smith, emerging with a smile from the open sea water at south Dublin Bay without any ha(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro holds a copy of a document he says is evidence of     opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s involvement in a plot to oust him, at a press conference in Caracas on  Wednesday. Photograph: Miraflores Palace presidential press office via AP

Their leader was a gung-ho US special forces veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their training camps were on a windswept peninsula in norther(...)

Cuban health workers arriving at the Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria on Monday. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals have arrived in South Africa, which will begin to ease its Covid-19 lockdown from this Friday, to bolster the (...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

An unusual sight: No people on  Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman  during coronavirus restrictions.

Lainey Broderick left Ireland with her husband Paul a decade ago to live in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands is a British overseas territory in the We(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

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