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Modern, independent-minded feminist Meghan Markle. And Harry

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is pregnant, and is expecting her first child with Prince Harry. The royal baby-to-be will be born next spring, a(...)

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing: Sweden was the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with China 50 years ago. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

It was like any other Thursday morning in Ikea in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, packed with shoppers buying furniture, China’s new middle class making (...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Women remain under represented in the senior ranks of universities. Photograph: Getty Images

Women in Irish universities make up 51 per cent of those at lecturer level (the entry level for academic posts) but only 24 per cent of those at full (...)

Funding for early learning and childcare schemes is to go up by €90m to €574m.

Despite modest funding increases for various childcare schemes, Budget 2019 offers nothing to those working in the sector, according to the National W(...)

Ilustration: Michael Viney

In the season of moulds, mildews and fungi, spare some dread for an organism, a protist, that shares its biology with potato blight and grapevine dise(...)

This photo taken in July 2018 and released by the Jonkopings lans Museum shows a pre-Viking era sword in Jonkopings, Sweden. Saga Vanecek has found a similar weapon in the Videostern lake. Photograph: Annie Rosen/Jonkopings lans Museum via AP

An eight-year-old girl has stumbled on a pre-Viking era sword in a lake in southern Sweden. Saga Vanecek was helping her father with his boat in the(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at the airline’s agm on  September 20th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within hours of warning shareholders this week that profits would fall below what they were expecting, Ryanair was advertising 25 per cent off flights(...)

Demonstrators protest  against the arrest of Riace mayor Domenico  Lucano, in Rome, Italy. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

A town mayor in the south of Italy, who is known for his innovative approach to welcoming asylum seekers, was put under house arrest on Tuesday for al(...)

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (from left) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (left) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Photograph: AFP

American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harn(...)

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