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A still  taken from a YouTube video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of the world with his use of social media. He was in Ireland ove(...)

The funeral of Colin Gibson, who was a customer in the Clutha pub when a Police helicopter crashed into it, was held at Neilston Parish Church today.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A tenth person has died following the helicopter crash at the Clutha bar in Glasgow.Joe Cusker (59), from Cambuslang, had been receiving treatment in (...)

Ireland’s Cian Healy is facing eight weeks on the sidelines after ankle surgery. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is out of action for eight weeks after undergoing surgery on ankle injury.The loosehead sat out last weekend’s 40(...)

Leinster’s Fergal Cleary with Evander Guttenbiel of Australian Schools at Donnybrook. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster Schools 27 Australia 17The Leinster Schools showed great resolve and composure to turn an 11-point deficit into a 10-point victory over the (...)

 A resident inspects his house in the center of Dordrecht, The Netherlands, today after some areas in the  low-lying historic center of the city were flooded. Photograph: EPA

The death toll from hurricane-force Storm Xaver sweeping across northern Europe rose to six when high winds hurled a tree limb against a car, killin(...)

South African president Nelson Mandela exchanges a handshake with deputy president F.W. de Klerk after their inauguration in Pretoria, May 9th, 1994.Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times.
Nelson Mandela: A timeline
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  • December 5, 2013, 23:29

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Here are some of the major events in his life.July 18, 1918: Born to Hendry M(...)

Emergency rescue service workers evacuate residents from flood waters in an inflatable boat in flood in Rhyl, north Wales. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could (...)

A handout picture provided by the German Meteorological Service (DWD)  shows a map depicting the cloud and wind velocity forecast for today.  Photograph:  EPA/DWD Handout

ESB crews have restored power to thousands of homes after a powerful storm hit the country. Wind speeds of 130km/h were recorded at Malin Head at 10a(...)

All Blacks number eight Kieran Read has been named player of the year for 2013. Photogrpah: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After conquering all before them in 2013, New Zealand have swept the boards at the IRB awards once more, taking away all three major end-of-season pr(...)

Rescue workers prepare to lift the wreckage of a police helicopter that crashed into a pub in central Glasgow. Photograph: Reuters

Heads bowed, arms by their sides, two rows of uniformed fire fighters, police officers and ambulance crew formed an impromptu guard of honour in Glasg(...)

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