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 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Sri Lanka’s past is one that is blood-soaked with violent chapters. On Sunday, another bloody chapter was added to the island’s history. A country of(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Politicians and religious leaders were united in their shock and condemnation of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in Sri Lanka which have left 207 dead a(...)

A victim is rushed to a hospital after explosions hit churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Derana TV/Reuters.

The death toll from multiple Easter Day bomb blasts at Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels has risen to 207, with 450 others injured, a police spoke(...)

Red Cross worker Louisa Akavi, a New Zealand national, is seen in this undated handout photo released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on April 14th. Photograph: ICRC/Handout/Reuters

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than fiv(...)

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Top Trips  Japan and Sri Lanka are the latest additions to the top-10 long-haul bookings list according to holiday specialists Travel Counsellors(...)

Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

Student Cian Gleeson addresses the house at a Coláiste Iognáid debate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It’s the era of intellectual tribalism, echo chambers and opinions driven by the Pavlovian response to social media “likes”. So how do you nurture ind(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Wolves arrived in Ireland 20,000 years ago and remained until the late 1700s.

Large predators are returning to Europe, with wolves making a comeback in Germany, France and Scandinavia. Recently wolves even turned up in Denmark f(...)

  Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena (R) handing over official documents to Ranil Wickramasinghe as he is reappointed as prime minister, at the president secretariat in Colombo. Photograph: EPA

Sri Lanka’s president has re-appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political sta(...)

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