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Former Hong Kong independence activists Ray Wong and Alan Li in Berlin. Photograph: Ray Wong/AFP

Two Hong Kong activists have been granted refugee status by Germany in what is believed to be the first time dissenters from the territory have been g(...)

Fr Michael Guckian (81): ‘without a doubt helped to shape the lives of many Christian and Muslims through his teachings’

The Philippine government has paid tribute to a former missionary priest who was killed in a hit-and-run incident last weekend. Fr Michael Guckian ((...)

Fr Michael Guckian (81),  was fatally injured in a hit-and-run  in Keadue (above), Co Roscommon, on Saturday night and was pronounced dead at the scene. File photograph: Google Street View

The 81-year-old who died in a hit-an-run in Co Roscommon on Saturday night has been named as Catholic priest Fr Michael Guckian. Fr Guckian, origina(...)

US stocks were under pressure on Friday as worries about US-China trade persisted. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares rose on Friday, with surges for German multinational Thyssenkrupp and robust defensive stocks helping equities on the continent avert (...)

A vegan quinoa burger. Photograph: iStock

When is a pulled pork burger not a burger? When it comes from Linda McCartney’s chilled foods range for one. These “pulled pork” burgers are largely m(...)

Harvey Keitel was originally cast in the lead role but, deemed unacceptable, was replaced by Martin Sheen (above)

Forty years ago this week, Francis Ford Coppola finally premiered Apocalypse Now at the Cannes film festival. The movie had been mooted a decade earli(...)

Ionas Nicolaou speaking to media at the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, after he resigned as justice minister over the failure of  police  to properly investigate missing person cases. Photograph: EPA/Katia Christodoulou

Cypriot justice minister Ionas Nicolaou resigned on Thursday over the failure of the police to investigate reports of missing foreign women who fell v(...)

Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas: has  allegedly confessed to dumping multiple  bodies. Photograph: Facebook page of Nicos Metaxas

The Cypriot justice ministry and police have been sharply criticised for failing to investigate seriously the disappearance of foreign women and their(...)

Cho Yonsoon’s Korean noodle stall in a Seoul market features on Street Food, a new Netflix  series

Street Food, a food documentary series from the makers of Chef’s Table, launches on Netflix today (Friday). The show explores the vibrant street food (...)

Protestors occupy the junction of a busy road as part of a service delivery protest in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on  April 15th. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa is experiencing a spike in violent street protests across the country’s poorest communities in the run-up to May’s general election. Fro(...)

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