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A large protest in support of  Palestinians in Gaza makes it way from O’Connell street to the Dáil in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Thousands of people took part in a march in Dublin today in support of Palestinians following the Israeli military incursion into Gaza. The demonstrat(...)

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in  Datta Khel (red marker on map) in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region. Image: Google Maps.

Eleven militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghan(...)

Israeli tanks manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip. The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way to the Middle East today to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way to the Middle East today to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. At an e(...)

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has(...)

Mammoth: AbbVie’s $53 billion acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Shire

AbbVie’s mammoth $53 billion acquisition of Dublin-headquartered Shire is, by any metric, the largest tax inversion deal in US financial history. By t(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US has said that it could not rule out Moscow having a role in helping separatists launch the missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines jet o(...)

The joinery workshoip in Cork Prison. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In a small room at the back of a dilapidated 19th century prison, the hurling season just got busy. Nobody plays here; there are no goalposts or pitch(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: her family’s back-story of financial struggle and her attacks on Wall Street interests have drawn interest far outside her home state.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One female Democratic politician is stirring the masses in the US and it’s not Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, the senator and former Harvard law p(...)

John Brown claims the first alleged victim and her family have made up the claims because of a dispute over the ownership of a mutual business interest and to support defamation claims the alleged victim and her mother are filing against his sister Dana Rosemary Scallon, above. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sex abuse claims against a brother of Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon were “malicious allegations” made up to destroy his credibility as a wit(...)

An Israeli bomb explodes in Gaza City today. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats today and warned it could “significantly widen” an operation Palestin(...)

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