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EM Reapy: good at writing interesting, believable predicaments

There’s a touch of the difficult second album syndrome to EM Reapy’s Skin. Her debut, Red Dirt, was a gripping, beautifully written novel that charted(...)

A chavist supporter holds a sign that reads “Out of Venezuela. Trump will not pass” during the “march for the peace and unity of the peoples” on July 27th in Caracas. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA

US president Donald Trump has announced a near total economic embargo on Venezuela in an effort to force president Nicolás Maduro out of office. Mr T(...)

A police officer patrols the perimeter of the Altamira prison in Pará state, where 58 people were killed in a fight between rival gangs.  Photograph:  Bruno Santos/AFP/Getty Images

After the flames were extinguished and guards regained a semblance of control over the prison in northern Brazil where a gang fight left 58 dead, offi(...)

Angus McCoss, Tullow’s exploration director, was bullish when speaking to The Irish Times about prospects in Peru

There was little in the way of big surprises in the latest numbers served up by Tullow Oil this week. With the company having flagged the results ah(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya, where progress is ‘taking longer than originally forecast’. Photograph: Getty Images

Tullow Oil has pushed back the date it expects to extract oil from a key asset in Kenya as a result of delays to land acquisition and environmental im(...)

Mirazur, in Menton in the South of France, has been named the world’s best restaurant 2019. Photograph: World’s 50 Best

The prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced a surprise winner on Tuesday when  Mirazur, in Menton in the South of France, beat Noma 2.0(...)

A clear wallet and its contents used in a study of how people in 40 countries decided to return, or not return, lost wallets. Photograph: Christian Zünd/Science/AFP/Getty Images

It’s obvious: someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular peop(...)

Long-term treatment with aspirin, which helps reduce clotting by making platelets in the blood less sticky, reduces the risk of a future heart attack or stroke by about a quarter

“The remarkable story of a wonder drug, which now comes to an end... Say bye-bye to aspirin!” This headline is just one of many to grace the pages of(...)

A relative of an inmate reacts in front of a prison complex in the Brazilian state of Amazonas after prisoners were found strangled to death in four separate jails. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The leaders of a gang involved in Brazil’s latest prison massacre will be transferred to federal maximum security units later this week, authorities h(...)

Seaweed: Bláth na Mara is a  family-run company that handpicks seaweed on the island of Inis Mór

Two weeks ago, I finally got back to Inish Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands. It was a gloriously sunny day and I was there to barbecue some (...)

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