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Kevin Cassidy celebrates scoring the winning point for Donegal against Kildare in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s not always the earth-shattering moments or the big stuff that stays lit in your mind. One of the inevitable thrills of watching sport is that eve(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

Shin Dong Yun, a scientist from the North Korean Institute of Virology, rushed to the northwestern border with China in early February. There, he cond(...)

A man wearing a mask walks past a TV screen reporting on North Korea’s latest projectile launch, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented (...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing a file image of a North Korean missile test on Saturday.

North Korea on Saturday fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said. The development came as Pyongyan(...)

President Donald Trump: address to the nation on March 11th was stilted, confusing and counter-productive. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Could this be Donald Trump’s Katrina moment? The presidency of George W Bush was defined by his response to the 2005 hurricane that devastated New Or(...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said. Seoul’s joint chiefs of staff said the three lau(...)

Élisa Shua Dusapin is a stylish French writer interested in the emotional life of her characters.

“Our beaches are still waiting for the end of a war that’s been going on for so long people have stopped believing it’s real.” In Sokcho, a tourist to(...)

A man watches a news report on the  firing of two unidentified projectiles, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Heo Ran/Reuters

North Korea launched two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday in the country’s first weapons test in three months, the South Korean mi(...)

 Michael Gove, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster: Some in Brussels feel they are dealing with a government of British fundamentalists – the “Tory Taliban”. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

When a British government minister such as Michael Gove tells the House of Commons “There will be no border down the Irish Sea”, Brussels listens. It(...)

Togo president Faure Gnassingbé: Protests broke out in 2017 and 2018 when he moved to alter the country’s constitution and allow himself to run again. Photograph: Luc Gnago

President Faure Gnassingbé has won a fourth term in power in Togo’s elections, leading to opposition complaints that the vote was rigged. The west Af(...)

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