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Christina McMahon, champion kickboxer turned professional boxer.

The biggest pay-day of my pre-adult working career was thanks to a greyhound called Christina’s Pal, which for a period in late 1975, I was under cont(...)

Peruvians love their jelly – the stuff sells like hot cakes, except that it’s  cold. Photograph: Getty Images

The rickety bus rolls into Huarmey, a flat, arid coastal village in Peru. I have arrived for a voluntary mission. I awake to the creaking noise of the(...)

Emily Mark-FitzGerald,  who moved to Ireland from California in 2002 and works as a lecturer at the UCD school of art history and cultural policy, with her  sons

Leading a group of energetic Peruvians around south Dublin is hardly inconspicuous – particularly Peruvians who live in California and regard public (...)

The destroyed  Carlton Hotel in the government-held side of Aleppo’s historic city centre is seen on Friday. The US and Russia said on Friday they wanted to extend the four-day-old ceasefire in Syria. Photograph: AFP

Russia and Syrian rebels cast doubt over the prospects for an increasingly shaky five-day-old ceasefire on Saturday, with Moscow saying the situation (...)

On a purely nutritional level alone Starbucks should be banished. A cup of black coffee contains 2 calories; some of Starbucks’ coffees contain over 500 calories a cup. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inspiring and nurturing the human spirit-one person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time. Such a sweet and sincere Starbucks mission statement. But t(...)

Members of Peru’s Shipibo community in their traditional dress. Photograph: Didem Tali

David Sanchez doesn’t know what type of cancer his late mother suffered from. “It was just general cancer, I guess. The doctors didn’t specify anythi(...)

Alberto goes to work chopping wood near his village in the Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: Didem Tali

Alberto woke at 6am, had breakfast with his family, kissed his three daughters and headed to work. He spent the following hours chopping wood and get(...)

Convicted Irish drug smuggler Michaella McCollum returned to Ireland on Saturday evening three years after she was arrested with Scottish woman Meliss(...)

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives to the Campus Misericordiae during World Youth Day in Brzegi near Krakow, Poland, Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/David W Cerny

Pope Francis brought the curtain down on the World Youth Day celebrations in Poland on Sunday with a message to young Catholics that was strong on hop(...)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a prayer vigil with youth at Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, Poland as part of the World Youth Day. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

For much of this week in Krakow at the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day, Pope Francis has been concerned about the concept of violence in the modern (...)

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