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Canada’s prime inister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

The morning after he was elected prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau went to Jarry metro station – situated at the end of the scruffy arterial st(...)

Ismail Ahmed arrived in Dublin in August 2017. He is now in fifth year and plans  to do an apprenticeship after his Leaving Cert to become a mechanic or electrician. Photograph: Tom Honan

Four people drowned off the boat Ismail Ahmed crossed the Mediterranean in. Then 15 years old, the young teenager had not yet heard the horror stories(...)

Roger Stone: ordered by a judge  not to publicly discuss the details of his criminal case. Photograph:  Al Drago/Bloomberg

Longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone has been ordered by a judge in Washington not to publicly discuss the details of his criminal case, after he po(...)

A group of Egyptian lawmakers raise their hands to vote during a parliament session to discuss and vote on proposed constitutional amendments in Cairo on Thursday. Photograph: Khaled Mashaal/EPA

The Egyptian parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to extend his leadership until 2034, fu(...)

US soldiers attend a training session for the Afghan army in  Afghanistan,  February 2nd, 2019 Photograph: EPA/Jalil Rezayee

Zhou Enlai’s supposed judgment on the French Revolution has always looked unbeatable for magisterial long-termism. “Too soon to tell,” the Chinese pre(...)

Italian police with the arrested man in 2016. Prosecutors say he is the alleged trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but he is apparently refugee Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe. Photograph: Reuters

Italian prosecutors have invited two high-ranking Sudanese officials to Sicily to testify in a case against a suspected human trafficker who appears t(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In recent years the Mediterranean has become a sea of sorrows and drownings as thousands have perished trying to find a better life in Europe. Latest(...)

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from the Mediterranean was the lowest in five years in 2018. Photograph:  Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images

An average of six people died each day trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2018, according to new figures released by the UN refugee agency, the UNHC(...)

Finland and Ireland led the Good Country Index of 153 countries

Ireland is ranked in second place in the Good Country Index. The Index of 153 countries measures what each contributes to the “common good of humani(...)

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