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The couple have been remanded in custody since their arrest. They have no previous convictions.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A couple who were caught with “an Aladdin’s cave” worth of stolen items in a Dublin hotel room will be sentenced later for fraud, theft and criminal d(...)

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They came to create “hawa” – or atmosphere, in Urdu. On the streets of Javed Colony in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, dozens of (...)

Supporters of the Pakistan-Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) being escorted by police after they appeared before the district court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Thursday. Photograph:  Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Pakistani police detained hundreds of members of the former ruling party in the central city of Lahore on Thursday, weeks before the country heads to(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif: denied wrongdoing and is expected to appeal. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison over his family’s purchase of upscale London flats in a(...)

Jason Black. Photograph: Evan Logan.

Ten years ago this summer, Limerick mountaineer Ger McDonnell died after becoming the first Irishman to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain(...)

Jacinda Ardern is one of the few elected leaders to hold office while pregnant. File photograph: Marty Ville/AFP/Getty Images

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, making her the first world leader in almost three dec(...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

A Pakistani and Afghan immigrants living  in Turkey in harsh conditions, many working in  the waste paper collection business. Photograph: Ozcan Soysal/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Surrounded by her children and mother-in-law in an unfurnished apartment in eastern Turkey, Hakima tells of a traumatic recent few months. She and he(...)

Sham marriages: the vast majority have been between Asian men and Eastern European women. They have been arranged, at a fee of up to €20,000 each, so men could secure the right to live and work in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 1,000 marriages between foreign men and women in the Republic have been identified by the Garda as sham marriages of convenience. The vast (...)

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