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 A woman carries a suitcase at Corail, a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after an earthquake in 2010.  Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

When you’re working in a war zone or after a natural disaster, emotions can run high, says one Irish UN worker with long experience in the aid sector.(...)

Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh: were part of group allegedly responsible for murdering approximately two dozen hostages in Syria.

Relatives of the victims of an Islamic State torture and murder cell known as “the Beatles” have expressed relief that the two remaining members have (...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

Tasneem El-Zaki: hopes to return to Sudan next month to continue her work defending women living in rural Darfur. Photograph: Front Line Defenders

In December 2016 Tasneem El-Zaki was arrested and put into isolation in a Sudanese prison for three months. The human rights lawyer was 28 years old a(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster arrives at Stormont earlier this month.  This week the party held its first official meeting with campaigners for same-sex marriage. It praised the meeting as “useful”  but it did not alter its opposition one iota.  File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There may or may not be a significant hardening of the economic border but a new social border in Ireland is about to appear, certainly and imminently(...)

Sr Orla Treacy,  principal of Loreto Rumbek  primary and secondary school and primary healthcare centre in Rumbek,  South Sudan. “We have been threatened at gunpoint, we have been insulted, all number of problems.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In February 2006, Sr Orla Treacy stepped off a plane in Sudan ready to set up a girls’ boarding school in a remote region in the south of the country.(...)

What: Electrifying experimental violinist Where: USA Why: Brittney Denise Parks is an LA-based musician, producer and singer who has cultivated her (...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

 Pope Francis  speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Italy at the end of his visit to South America on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop wh(...)

Once a London cabbie alights on the subject of Uber, Brexit or cycle lanes, the wisest course is to stop listening, look out the window and sink deep into your own thoughts. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

We were at the bottom of St James’s when the cab jolted and hissed to a halt, as a black SUV stopped in front, right in the middle of the street. A si(...)

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