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A passenger in the departures area of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will strengthen its warnings about travelling abroad but is unlikely to tell airlines to cancel flights or ban foreign travel, despite(...)

A passenger iat El Part de Llobregat airport in Barcelona. Photograph: Ale Jandro Garcia/EPA

European Union member states approved a list of 15 countries around the world that are deemed safe for travel, agreeing that member states should open(...)

‘Naomi: ultra lightening lotion’ is available in carrot, aloe vera, papaya or lemon flavour, and comes from India. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In her packed cosmetics shop in Gulu, northern Uganda, Constance Akamo is fast running out of skin lighteners. The coronavirus lockdown means imports (...)

Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

The Defence Forces has requested permission to deploy the Government jet, which is operated by the Air Corps and is the only aircraft in the corps’ fleet capable of making the journey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is making plans to rent an aircraft to evacuate Irish army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid growing fears for (...)

Residents from Busia County, Kenya, navigate flood waters after the Nzoia river  burst its banks. The deluge was compounded by backflow from Lake Victoria. Photograph: Reuters

East Africa has been hit by another round of deadly flooding and landslides. In the past three weeks, Kenya has recorded nearly 200 deaths. At least 6(...)

Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda (left) and her family walk  outside her family house in the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

One-third of African countries have managed to successfully contain the coronavirus, while another third have widespread community transmission, accor(...)

Densely populated regions will now come into line with the rest of the country. Photograph: Getty

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in the largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy af(...)

Nazi governor Otto von Wächter with his wife Charlotte, daughter Traute and son Horst at Zell-am-See train station, Salzburg, Austria, in 1944. Photograph: courtesy of Horst Wächter

Philippe Sands may have met more war criminals than anyone else in the world. “I’ve sat with mass murderers who are totally regular decent folk when y(...)

 An African foreign national, part of a group of more than 100 foreign national refugees living on a sidewalk in Cape Town city centre, brushes her teeth during  a 21-day national  lockdown to contain coronavirus, in Cape Town, South Africa.  Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It is perhaps inevitable that we are preoccupied by the news of the pandemic’s progress closest to home. These are our people, our family, our colleag(...)

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