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Archie Panjabi as Mona Shirani and Jack Davenport as Guy Harcourt in Next of Kin

In the opening episode of Next of Kin (TV3, Monday, 9pm), two characters speak to each other with an endearing closeness from across a great distance.(...)

A friend comforts Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui, who escaped a kidnapping attempt, after he made a statement to police. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters

Fearing that his attackers would spot him from a distance, the investigative journalist Taha Siddiqui threw off his bright red sweater as he jumped in(...)

Ireland opening bowler Aaron Cawley took two early wicketes against Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup match in Whangharei, New Zealand. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland’s under-19 side went down to a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their opening World Cup match in Whangharei, New Zealand. Batting fi(...)

Pakistan: A risky estrangement

The decision by the United States to suspend almost $1 billion in security aid to Pakistan may have been accompanied by President Donald Trump’s trade(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at  the Museum of Terracotta Warriors in Xian, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province on Monday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday began his first state visit to China in Xian, a key city in China’s “Belt and Road” project, saying Europe(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian man held by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges. File photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

A Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges incl(...)

 Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif  pictured with US ambassador to Pakistan David Hale at a meeting in Islamabad on November 6th. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to protest against US president Donald Trump’s angry tweet about Pakistani “lies and deceit”, which foreign mi(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!.’ File photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Monday the country had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion (€27.5bn) in aid over the last 15 years whi(...)

Alice Leahy at the Alice Leahy Trust on Bride Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is the trust that Alice built. In 1975, Tipperary woman Alice Leahy, then a young nurse, believed she would solve Dublin’s rough-sleeper problem wi(...)

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