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Pat Logue,  landlord of the Sheephaven Bay in Mornington Crescent

I have always had a curious fascination with Irish pubs abroad. Not the big bars like O’Lunneys of Times Square where tourists, NYPD, and lo(...)

People gather at the Ponsonby Masjid Mosque during an open service to all religions on March 22nd, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images

People across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were killed a(...)

The OED’s Indian English vocabulary is updated with the phrase “kiss my chuddies”, or underpants, used as a catchphrase by Sanjeev Bhaskar in Goodness Gracious Me

English speakers from around the world have flocked to help the Oxford English Dictionary expand its coverage of regional vocabulary, with a new updat(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Sydney, after  a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man reported to have been detained as the key suspect in the Christchurch terror attacks, was not known to the authori(...)

 A floral tribute left on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best has expressed solidarity with the people of New Zealand over the terror attacks which killed 49 people on Friday. Sp(...)

British synchronised swimming duet Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe attempt their routine in a pool filled with plastic. Photograph: Nigel Davies / PA

Image of the week: Green routine It’s hard enough being a synchronised swimmer without having to attempt a full routine in a pool laden with plastic (...)

Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia asked the country’s regulators to push the break-up or effective separation of Google’s digital advertising busin(...)

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The pound plunged in a swift turnaround from an earlier rally after the UK attorney general said the revised Brexit deal doesn’t remove legal risks on(...)

Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

Some things in the city of Sydney are constants. The gleaming sea, the span of the harbour bridge, the bright, cleansing sunshine of the summer months(...)

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