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Musicians Julie Feeney and Eugene Ginty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Julie Feeney is a composer, singer/songwriter described as “brainy and adventurous” by the ‘New York Times’. Her third album ‘Clocks’ – has just been (...)

An aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, during an Aer Arann sightseeing flight. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The last time I was on a sightseeing flight, it was in Peru, and my eyes were closed in expensive terror most of the time. I am privately hoping this (...)

Students clash with riot police in Lima. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants  as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that would impose tougher standards on universities and bureaucrats. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

Peruvian police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants in Lima yesterday as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that w(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans in front of riot police and Egypt’s Constitutional Court during the swearing in ceremony today of the head of the court Adli Mansour as the nation’s interim president. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The European Union said today it had no plans to reconsider its aid programmes to Egypt after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, but EU sources (...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales (centre) holds a statue of indigenous hero Tupac Katari after his arrival at the El Alto airport in the outskirts of La Paz, last night. Latin American leaders condemned  European governments for diverting Mr Morales’ plane on rumours it was carrying a wanted former US spy agency contractor, and announced an emergency summit in a new diplomatic twist to the Edward Snowden saga. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived home to a hero’s welcome late last night. Mr Morales condemned as a provocation aimed at all of South America t(...)

A statement issued by the country’s culture ministry described the attack as ab “attack on the cultural heritage of the nation” and said the damage caused to the structure is “irreparable”.  Photograph: Peruvian Ministry of Culture

Authorities in Peru say a pyramid on one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas, parts of which date from 3,000 BC, has been destroyed by (...)

Juan Huachaca removes the mud that will shape the bricks at the  brick factory in Huachipa

Imagine the world upside down. Imagine tomorrow, 8am. You’re getting your son or daughter ready for school. All of a sudden you notice that your ch(...)

  • World
  • May 15, 2013, 01:00

It’s been a long time coming – three decades – but the conviction and sentencing on Friday of 86-year-old former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for(...)

Glencore and Xstrata combined account for roughly 7 per cent of global copper supply. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

China's antitrust authorities removed the last obstacle to Glencore's $30 billion takeover of miner Xstrata after the commodities trader agreed(...)

A boy walks at a garbage disposal site in  Yemen. Photograph:
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the international Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice in Dublin today and tomorr(...)

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