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Mourners were told the father and son were found locked arm in arm in the flat on Market Street, Sligo after the fire.

A Sligo man who died with his son in a fire last weekend, saved the lives of four other people in the apartment block, mourners heard on Wednesday . (...)

Mahmood al-Haliqi: “We have two choices: either our homeland is made a protected area or we emigrate.” Photograph: Stephen Starr

Kochar Ismail Khalaf will never forget the day she heard the gunfire that told her Islamic State militants had arrived at the gates of her town in nor(...)

A Thai worker  at the BMW Group manufacturing plant in Rayong province, Thailand. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Higher demand for capital goods at home and abroad drove the biggest monthly increase in German industrial orders in about 30 months in December, sugg(...)

The figures from Germany’s Federal Statistics Office showed Germany’s export engine was in good health at the mid-point of 2015. Photograph: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg

A strong rise in German exports outstripped gains in imports to power growth of 0.4 per cent in Europe’s largest economy in the second quarter, data s(...)