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Niviaq Korneillson: glimpses of interesting wordplay in the native language

Irish fans of Danish TV dramas such as Borgen and The Killing will have encountered Greenland through the lens of Danish screenwriters eager to bring (...)

 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(...)

 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(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

Tourists on a beach in Guam’s capital, Hagatna. Photograph:  Mar-Vic Cagurangan/AFP/Getty Images

Guam is a 550sq km sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean that serves as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land controlled(...)

Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  Photograph: EPA

The death has taken place of Archbishop Thomas White (85), a priest of Ossory diocese who had one of the most varied careers an Irishman has had with (...)

With its legendary “après-ski” activities, skiing is another good bet for singles looking for fun

It might be too late for this year but if you’re looking to boost your chances of being coupled up by the time Valentine’s Day 2018 rolls around, a ho(...)

The third album from this Dublin four-piece is lyrically eclectic, to say the least. Songs range thematically from references to Tolstoy and Don Quix(...)

Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after signalling for help with a flashlight and an SOS message in the sand(...)

Test tubes with blood samples from patients who have been tested for Zika  at the maternity ward of the Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph:  Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

It’s been a few months since alarm bells sounded about the spread of the Zika virus throughout South America and the Caribbean. We now know more about(...)

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