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Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photograph: AP

Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least 218 pe(...)

Rescuers search to retrieve bodies from the water after a ferry overturned off the shores of Ukerewe Island on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Photograph: Reuters

The captain of a ferry which sank on Lake Victoria has been arrested as the death toll from the disaster climbed above 130. Tanzania’s president John(...)

The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere  in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday. Photograph: AP

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday, Tanzanian officials have said. Scores more w(...)

“We decided that Dublin was the best location for EquiLend’s new EU-based entity.” Illustration: Getty Images

EquiLend has become the latest company to set up an office in Dublin to serve its European clients once the UK leaves the European Union. The company(...)

(Left)  The Rev Bob Jennings and (right) a photograph from  his years as a British army chaplain.

A small, well-polished brass cross mounted on a plinth stands out against the bright, stained glass windows behind the altar of the small Church of Ir(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

Waves crash beside Hung Hom Promenade and Hung Hom Ferry Pier amid Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Pcmarriotthk/Youtube/Reuters

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rain have left at least 64 people(...)

 Filipino villager children are pummelled by winds in the typhoon-hit town of Baggao, Cagayan province, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Mangkhut, which meteorologists called the most powerful storm in the world this year, has swept through the northern end of the Philippine isl(...)

Fan Binbing at the  Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. Photograph:  Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Where is Fan Bingbing? China’s most famous female actor disappeared more than 100 days ago and there is speculation she has been sent to prison for ev(...)

 Rain covers the city of Tuguegarao lying on the path of Typhoon Mangkhut as residents prepare its approach. Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

Forecasters in the Philippines say Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the country’s northeastern coast. Witnesses say the storm’s wind and rain ri(...)

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