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Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

Much of the fruit on sale is labelled as being healthy and wholesome. However, most of it comes entombed in plastic, difficult-to-recycle shrouds. Photograph: iStock

The modern Irish supermarket is a wonder, with perfectly-ripe avocados, bright-red strawberries, firm cucumbers and juicy blueberries, no matter the d(...)

Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: decision to step down comes as Popular Force lawmakers continue to release secret recordings that appeared to show his allies offering an opposition congressman lucrative public work contracts in exchange for political support. Photograph: Mariana Bazo

Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski presented his resignation to congress on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his centre-right gove(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Tiernan O’Halloran: returns to the Connacht side for the game against Benetton  Treviso. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Benetton v Connacht, Stadio Comunale di Monigo (12.0, Irish time) In theory there isn’t a better time for Connacht to be making a trip to Treviso giv(...)

Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife / Canary Islands and Santa Cruz in the background.

Have bag, ready to travel tomorrow or Saturday? Return flights this weekend to Tenerife or Lanzarote are available for a song from Tr(...)

Venezuelans line up in Cúcuta, Colombia, to collect a meal given by a non-profit agency.  Photograph: Juan Arredondo/The New York Times

For the past three weeks, Wilya Hernández, her husband and their daughter (2) have been sleeping on the rubbish-strewn streets of Cúcuta, a sprawling (...)

‘Historia del Huerfano’, or The Orphan’s Story, charts the progress of a 14-year-old Spaniard who leaves Granada and heads to the Americas to seek his fortune. File photograph: iStock

Four hundred years after it was written, a lost and supposedly cursed Golden Age novel chronicling the splendour, adventure and violence of Spain’s im(...)

Pope Francis ‘has just turned back the clock to the darkest days of this crisis’, says campaigner Anne Barrett Doyle. Photograph: Mario Ruiz/EPA

Pope Francis has accused victims of Chile’s most notorious paedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a (...)

A demonstrators throws a tear gas canister back towards police during clashes after the pardoning of former president Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defended his pardon for former president Alberto Fujimori as justified clemency for an ailing man whose authori(...)

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