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Police confront native Brazilians to prevent them from marching towards the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium during a demonstration in Brasilia last night.   Photograph: Reuters

Police fired tear gas canisters to contain anti-World Cup demonstrators who tried to march to the Brasilia stadium where the soccer tournament’s trop(...)

All Hallows College is to close due to its inability to  attract students in recent years.

It was formally announced this afternoon that All Hallows College in Dublin is to close. In a statement, the college said it was making the announceme(...)

 Phil Jones should be fit to go to the World Cup with England after his shoulder injury proved less serious than was feared, Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs said today. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Phil Jones should be fit to go to the World Cup with England after his shoulder injury proved less serious than was feared, Manchester United interim(...)

Mocoa is the capital of  Putumayo, which lies in south-west of Colombia, bordering Ecuador and Peru.

The body of a British teenager who died after drinking a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual was left by the side of the road by two frightened(...)

Pilgrims gather in Rome this evening ahead of ceremonies tomorrow to mark the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Photograph: Patsy McGarry.

The mood was festive in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican today as thousands of people from around the world began to gather for tomorrow mornin(...)

Mark Fields, chief operating officer  at  Ford Motors. It has been reported that  Ford  will  soon name  Mr Fields as successor to chief executive Alan Mulally.  Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Ford Motors has posted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit as the US car maker saw $400 million in higher warranty costs in North Ameri(...)

Jan Philipp Albrecht is the European parliamentary politician most closely identified with the politics of the digital era. At a time when data(...)

Construction workers on strike stand outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games have voted to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the Inte(...)

Trustwater chief executive Edmond O’Reilly (centre) with ‘The Irish Times’ InterTradeIreland 2013 Innovation Overall Winner Award. Also pictured (from left) are Thomas Hunter McGowan, chief executive of InterTradeIreland, Liam Kavanagh, managing director, ‘The Irish Times’, Kevin Keane (Trustwater) and Chris Horn, founder of IONA Technologies.

2012: Gabriel ScientificHaving won the overall Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awa(...)

The sale of part of the former Irish Nationwide Building Society’s €1.8 billion mortgage book by special liquidators Kieran Wallace (above) and Eamon Richardson of KPMG reportedly could be up to two weeks away. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nama is on standby to take over part of the former Irish Nationwide Building Society’s €1.8 billion mortgage book, the Sunday Times reports. Wh(...)

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