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

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

Jia Tolentino (30) grew up in Texas where her parents, immigrants from the Philippines, were members of the Southern Baptist church. ‘I had literally never been exposed to any other views. And then I sort of drifted leftward,’ she says

Jia Tolentino is an eloquent explainer of contemporary culture in the New Yorker magazine and an essayist often touted as the voice of her generation (...)

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship quarter-final in the Gaelic Park at the Bronx in New York. Photograph: ©INPHO/Andy Marlin

On a sizzling hot day in mid-September, Cavan’s Mick Higgins darted past his Kerry opponents to score a crucial second goal for the trailing men of Br(...)

Damage to  Sta Maria de Mayan Church after a pair of strong earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck the region within hours of each other. Photograph: Dominic de Sagon/ASA/AFP

Two strong earthquakes hours apart have hit a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines, killing at least ei(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

Philippines customs officials inspect cargo containers containing tonnes of garbage which had been shipped from Canada to  Manila port, in November  2014. File photograph: Handout/Reuters

A ship carrying 69 containers of waste which had been mislabelled as “plastic recyclables” returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closi(...)

 Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas pleaded guilty to seven murders. Photograph:  Facebook/AFP/Getty Images

A Greek Cypriot army captain was given seven life sentences on Monday after pleading guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year mur(...)

Tenants facing mass eviction from their bedsits at 32 and 34 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A group of low- and middle-income tenants in Dublin 4 facing homelessness because their landlord plans to sell up have appealed to their TD, Minister (...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Residents wade through flooded streets after Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Calumpit, Bulacan, on September 17th, 2018: Construction  must be proactive, not reactive. Photograph: Noel Celis

In 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut battered the Philippines, triggering dozens of landslides and extensive flooding before it then slammed into Hong Kong, caus(...)

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