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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: 1We announce the leadership’s decision to stop implementing the agreements signed with the Israeli side.’ Photograph: EPA/STR

Palestinian leaders have suspended all agreements with Israel in protest over its demolition of Palestinian homes earlier this week in the Jerusalem-a(...)

A man who falsely claimed more than €225,000 in social welfare while living outside of Ireland has received a four year prison sentence. Leendert Sto(...)

Johannesburg: Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma gather at the end of the fourth day of his testimony during the commission of inquiry  into ‘state capture’. Photograph:  Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Up to 100 small farmers in South Africa were conned into participating in a rural economic empowerment scheme that ended up lining the pockets of corr(...)

 A  child walks on the partially dried Yamuna river bed in New Delhi, where groundwater is decreasing at an alarming rate. Photograph: EPA/Harish Tyagi

The enduring water scarcity in India’s crowded capital, New Delhi, is not only causing widespread hardship to millions, but also demonstrating the wid(...)

Some members of this year’s cast of Love Island. Photograph: ITV

Love Island will run for two series next year, ITV has said. The show has been viewed by more than six million people at its peak this year and will (...)

Former president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after the end of the fourth day of his testimony at a public sector  corruption inquiry, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed on Friday to withdraw a decision he took earlier in the day to stop co-operating with an inquiry into(...)

Botswana Diamonds has licences in South Africa and Botswana. Photograph: iStock

Botswana Diamonds has raised £250,000 (€278,000) having placed 50 million shares with both new and existing investors. The Dublin-based company said (...)

Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma gather outside the Hill on Empire building in Johannesburg, where Zuma appears before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture over allegations that he oversaw systematic looting of state funds while in power. Photograph:  Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Jacob Zuma’s main tactic during his first appearance at an inquiry into public sector corruption he is accused of being at the centre of was to cast (...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday in Johannesburg. ‘I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people.’ Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has said allegations that he helped to enable private sector businesses to illegally acquire government tend(...)

Ireland had a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has the 11th lowest homicide rate in Europe and the 23rd lowest in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) study. The UN’s Global Study(...)

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