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 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Bernadine Grogan, from Palmerstown, Dublin, with some of her snow globe collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some years ago, a family friend spotted a collection of rusty Castrol GTX cans hanging on a clothes line outside a neighbour’s house in Co Cavan. When(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

 Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (18) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Photograph:  Handout/Thai Immigration Bureau/AFP

The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her fami(...)

Some 223,342 people took Emirates flights from Dublin to Dubai and on to other destinations in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dubai-based Emirates carried more than 442,000 passengers on its Dublin to Dubai route last year, an increase of 2 per cent, and transported close to(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

Islamic studies students attend a class at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute during a government organised trip in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Photograph: Ben Blanchard/Reuters

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation programme in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer p(...)

Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (18) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  officials at the Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Photograph:  Thai Immigration Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and renouncing Islam will be temporarily ad(...)

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Japan’s(...)

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