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Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

Yerry Mina of Colombia scores his team’s goal during the World Cup Group H match against Senegal at Samara Arena. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Senegal 0 Colombia 1 It was the moment that Colombia had prayed for and, when it came, the release of emotion was overwhelming. South America’s secon(...)

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/EPA

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, goes the earnest cliché. Except they do – all the time. And that’s partly what makes some sports so interesting. The(...)

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to double its financial commitment to an organisation providing education for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The Departm(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Attending the African summit would have been a way for Varadkar to signal that Ireland was taking an active interest in EU affairs beyond its own backyard. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

One of the collateral casualties of Ireland’s political drama this week was a planned trip by Leo Varadkar to west Africa. On the face of it, cancelli(...)

Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

José Mourinho believes Manchester United will thrive in the “huge animosity” of Anfield on Saturday because his players will relish the atmosphere. U(...)

Moroccan migrants sit at the port of Barbate waiting to be transferred by Spanish Guardia Civil after being rescued in  the Strait of Gibraltar off the Spanish coast in July. Photograph: Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images

From the vantage point of Monte Camorro, a hill above the city of Tarifa, a broad strip of morning mist can be seen hovering over the sea. But beyond,(...)

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