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For a long time, I avoided Stephen’s Green, or if I did go in, I ventured only into the shallows, never so far that I couldn’t retrace my steps to the(...)

In 1974, following the Birmingham pub bombings, SAS troops in Co Armagh used a guided missile to destroy a car carrying suspected members of an IRA ac(...)

Laurent Xavier Balla, an openly gay rights activist with the Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians  in Douala, Cameroon, after he was attacked for the fourth time over his sexual orientation. Photograph:  Reinnier Kaze/AFP/Getty Images

Homophobia is reaching dangerously high levels across Africa, with attacks on homosexuals increasingly more visible and discrimination against them on(...)

The fire damaged Bravanese Centre near Muswell Hill in north London today, counter-terror police are investigating the blaze.Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Police in London are treating a fire that badly damaged an Islamic community centre as suspicious amid continuing fears of reprisals following the Wo(...)

Demonstrators protest against the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby, outside the Woolwich barracks in southeast London yesterday. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters.

Three men who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby have been released (...)

Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian navy ship  in Sicily after being rescued from a Turkish cargo ship in 2009.  Photograph: AP

When the Arab spring surged into full force, most Europeans hailed the revolutionary events as a t(...)

Officers stand by the remains of a wrecked car at the scene of car bomb explosion. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a convoy carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today,(...)

A woman sells charcoal along a street near Bakara market in Mogadishu. Photograph: Ismail Taxta/Reuters

More than a quarter of a million people are estimated to have died during the recent famine and food crisis in Somalia, and more than half were(...)

Somali government forces march during a parade to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the national army, in the capital Mogadishu on Friday. Photograph: Ismail Taxta/Reuters.

At least 16 people were killed as two car bombs exploded outside the law courts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and gunmen stormed the building (...)

The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

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