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Juan Manuel Ballestero speaking with his father Carlos upon arrival in Mar del Plata, from Portugal, on June 20th. Photograph: Diego Izquierdo/Telam/AFP via Getty Images

Days after Argentina cancelled all international passenger flights to shield the country from the coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero began his journe(...)

Katie Ryan at an ancient Stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

I’m 30 years old, jobless and all my future plans are currently on hold. I’ve travelled 13 countries in the last few years and now I’m back in Ireland(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  told Congress  that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong stocks fell after the Trump administration said it could no longer certify the former colony’s political autonomy from China, spurring conce(...)

Emer Davis and Sean Brady with their daughters Zaira and Iseult at the Taj Mahal during monsoon season.

Flying from Ireland into India five days before 1.3 billion people went into Covid-19 lockdown might sound like jumping from the frying pan into the f(...)

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, teaches the school children physical education live through YouTube from his home in London, England. Photograph: The Body Coach/Getty Images

The world’s best known PE teacher Joe Wicks has raised £200,000 (€227,000) for the UK’s National Health Service and praised his treatment in hospital (...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

UCD’s Belfield campus: Concerns have been expressed its academic leadership is letting down its people, its values and its mission. Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Dublin (UCD) has dropped proposed changes to its academic freedom policy to allow for “different interpretations” of the concept du(...)

 An African foreign national, part of a group of more than 100 foreign national refugees living on a sidewalk in Cape Town city centre, brushes her teeth during  a 21-day national  lockdown to contain coronavirus, in Cape Town, South Africa.  Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It is perhaps inevitable that we are preoccupied by the news of the pandemic’s progress closest to home. These are our people, our family, our colleag(...)

Brothers Gerry and James Creighton with elephants Kirsty and Judy at Dublin Zoo before the animals were transferred to a new home in Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prince Tom’s record in the European Asian elephant stud book states he died in 1882, that he killed one person and his skeleton can now be seen in the(...)

Cases were imported from a total of 17 other countries. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

People returning from Italy, Austria and the UK account for most of the travel-related coronavirus cases that have been diagnosed in Ireland to date, (...)

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