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The moment with the greatest potential for fireworks is tomorrow’s meeting of the UN security council, which, owing to the rotating chairmanship, will be steered by Trump himself. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Some 133 heads of state and government will be in New York this week for the United Nations general assembly, but the enduring pulling-power of the an(...)

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/File Photo/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has announced the world’s largest healthcare insurance programme ahead of next year’s general election. The schem(...)

Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (centre left) and his running mate Faisal Naseem (centre right)  celebrate their victory in the presidential election in Male, Maldives, on Monday. Photograph: Mohamed Sharuhaan/AP

Voters in the Maldives have thrown out the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen, in an extraordinary rebuke to a leader who jailed political opponents (...)

UberEats has expanded into 300 cities around the world. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Uber is targeting the UK’s food delivery market with plans to link up with Deliveroo, the London-based food delivery app, in the latest sign of Big Te(...)

From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

Pfizer is one of four pharma companies – along with Abbott, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Merck –  examined in the report ‘Hard to Swallow: Facilitating Tax Avoidance by Big Pharma in Ireland’. Photograph: Tom Bergin/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax system is helping some of the world’s largest drug companies deprive emerging economies of almost €100 million a year, accordi(...)

Winner Ryan Thomas leaves the house during the Celebrity Big Brother final in 2018. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The new series of Big Brother will be the last to air on Channel 5, it has been confirmed. Celebrity Big Brother will also be discontinued after anot(...)

Women  protest in New Delhi in 2016 following the suicide of activist Soni Mishra, after the man accused of sexually assaulting her was released on bail.   Photograph:  Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Nearly two in every five women in the world who take their own lives are Indian, according to a Lancet study published this week that says the country(...)

Danielle McLaughlin (28) from Buncrana in Co Donegal, was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona, an area of Goa popular with holidaymakers, in March last year.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has personally apologised to the mother of a Co Donegal woman who was murdered in India, after his department was initially rel(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

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