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The authors raise concerns about up to 30,000 foreigners who travelled to the “caliphate” to fight and who may still be alive. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations has warned that a recent pause in international terrorist violence may soon end, with a new wave of attacks possible before the end(...)

Merit Group founder Con Conlon. The UCD graduate first came to prominence when Dyna Software, a company he founded in Dublin in 1994, was acquired by Tas Software four years later

Irishman Con Conlon has sold the technology company he founded in India 15 years ago to the London-listed Dods Group for £22.4 million (€25 million). (...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Chicken Larb with grilled cabbage and lime

Of all the Simpsons songs, You Don’t Make Friends With Salad, and Spider Pig, have got to be the best, but I confess to having a long-standing friends(...)

East Timorese students  in Indonesia participate in a rally in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta on March 24th, 2016. They sought “good faith” to end a long-running dispute over oil and gasfields in the Timor Sea. Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/Getty

At the end of next month Timor-Leste will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1999 referendum on independence. Marred by appalling massacres by Indo(...)

Rashmi, one of an estimated 2,000-3,000 undocumented children and young people  living in Ireland. Photograph: MRCI

Six years have passed since Rashmi sat her Leaving Cert in 2013. Unlike her friends, she has not progressed on to third-level education or found a job(...)

Ian Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons in 2018 for 30 days for ‘serious misconduct’ over Sri Lanka trip. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A British parliamentary standards watchdog has been urged to re-investigate the DUP’s Ian Paisley after another series of claims about luxury foreign (...)

Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff

Top Gear (BBC2, Sunday, 8pm) is back and not for the first time in its recent history it returns with a change of fluffy dice and a radical new paint (...)

 Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. File Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were taken home in police custody on Friday afte(...)

Activists protesting for  safe workplace for garments workers mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April. Photograph: Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Fast fashion” retailer Primark, which trades in its home market as Penney’s, faced protests this week in Germany after a christian group alleged tha(...)

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