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Leoluca Orlando, the mayor of Palermo,  Sicily, points at a Palermo flag he has gifted the Alan Kurdi rescue ship. ‘I think what happens in Libya is a shame for the Italian government, it’s a shame for the European Union, it’s a shame for all European states.’ Photograph: Sally Hayden

As the Alan Kurdi rescue ship drew away from port in Palermo, Sicily, the city’s mayor waved a vigorous goodbye. “This is your home,” Leoluca Orlando (...)

The Bayraktar TB2 drone is pictured on December 16th at Gecitkale Airport in Famagusta in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP via Getty

A Turkish military drone has begun patrolling off Cyprus in support of Ankara’s natural gas exploration and drilling activities, which are regarded as(...)

Yusif Ali Abdi  with an address at Charleville Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7 was charged with murdering 20-month-old Nathan Baraka Andrew Ali at The Elms, College Road, Clane, Co Kildare on April 17, 2001.  File photograph: Collins

A man who spent 16 years in jail for the murder of his infant son has on Friday been found not guilty of the toddler’s murder by reason of insanity af(...)

Probably the main channel through which the ECB action has affected the euro zone economy has been through the effect of zero interest rates on the exchange rate. Photograph: Getty Images

Since paper money became the normal medium of exchange, the dream of many a criminal has been to print their own. The US Secret Service was establishe(...)

Akwero Beatrice, her sister Alaker and their children have been forced to leave their home, which is waist-deep in water. They are moving to a relative’s house but do not know how they will survive long term. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It’s been five days since water came rushing into her home in Elegu, northern Uganda, and Akwero Beatrice was forced to leave. On Wednesday, she wade(...)

Somali boys wade through rainfall flood waters in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar

East African countries are calling for help dealing with flooding that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused massive amounts of dam(...)

The accused woman told gardaí  she felt the doctors said her daughter had a ‘circumcision’ because she is a Muslim, she is black and in her country ‘they do that’. File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The trial of a couple accused of the female genital mutilation (FGM) of their daughter has heard the accused woman was a victim of the practice when s(...)

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan in 1987. Photograph: Jose R Lopez/The New York Times

When he was running in 2016, Donald Trump told me that he reminded himself of another presidential candidate – someone, Trump said, who was also treme(...)

The new Star Wars x Le Creuset collaboration: demand for the collection has been ‘unprecedented’, according to the French cookware company

Come dine with Darth Vader  The idea of putting cookware on a Christmas list may sound like something out of the 1950s, that is until you see the(...)

Marie Yovanovitch: ‘It’s very intimidating . . . I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but the effect is to be intimidating.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump has been accused of witness intimidation as he live-tweeted disparaging comments about former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yo(...)

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