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Paulo Cassis Peres lost the use of his legs a month after moving to Ireland, while undergoing minor surgery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two years ago Paulo Cassis Peres’ life changed forever. The Brazilian videographer was one month into a long-awaited adventure to Europe when he ended(...)

Paramedics carry a person on a stretcher after a shooting at a private school in Torreón, Mexico. Photograph: Jesus Ruiz/Reuters

At least two people are reported to have been killed and six injured, after a 12-year-old boy entered a school in northern Mexico with two handguns an(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

Brazil’s senator Flávio Bolsonaro and his father President Jair Bolsonaro have rejected allegations of involvement. Photograph: Reuters

Public prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro have once again linked the family of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to members of the criminal organ(...)

A fashion company chief executive hacked into a female colleague’s phone and downloaded intimate photos of her, an unfair dismissal case has heard. File image: EPA.

A fashion company chief executive hacked into a female colleague’s phone and downloaded intimate photos of her, an unfair dismissal case has heard. W(...)

A medical worker of Myanmar public health department inoculates a girl for measles and rubella during a nationwide vaccination campaign. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

There has been a rapid increase in the global measles outbreak, with reported cases jumping 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019 compared wi(...)

Uruguay’s center-right National Party  presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou reacts as he greets supporters outside the party’s headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay on Sunday. Photograph: Raul Martinez/EPA

After a nail-biting count that was too close to call, Uruguayans will have to wait until the end of the week for the winner of Sunday’s presidential e(...)

Conservative National Party challenger Luis Lacalle Pou says if he wins on Sunday he will reduce the role of the state in the economy and boost its competitiveness.  Photograph: Raul Martinez/EPA

South America’s volatile political map looks set to be revised again on Sunday as voters in Uruguay are poised to eject from office the left-wing alli(...)

Claudia de Souza and her wife Myra McGuirk at home in North Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A civil engineer with more than 20 years' experience says she was told she was unsuitable for a job on a big Dublin construction project because she i(...)

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