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Mukhtar Hadi, who survived a Saudi-led air strike that killed dozens including children, stands outside his house in Saada, Yemen, in early September. Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

A warning from the United Nations that Yemen could be facing the worst famine in a century should jolt the world into action to bring an end to the ca(...)

When exploring college options, be aware that the content of the course is only a small part of what you will experience when you arrive on registration day. Photograph: iStock

The realisation that they are reaching the end of the secondary school cycle is often crystallised for sixth-year students when they find themselves w(...)

 Candidates (from left) Peter Casey; Liadh Ní Riada; Gavin Duffy and Joan Freeman before last night’s debate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada would wear a poppy to commemorate those who died in the first World War, the RTÉ Claire Byrne Live pre(...)

  US senator Elizabeth Warren   addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Saturday.  Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a DNA test showing “strong evidence” of her Native American heritage, fuelling expectation t(...)

US president Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud in Riyadh in May 2017. On Monday Trump suggested to reporters that ‘rogue killers’ could be responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance – giving a potential out to the Saudi regime. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

“Jamal and I had many dreams, but the most important one was to build a home together.” So wrote Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of missing Saudi journali(...)

LotusWorks  financial director Gerard Sproule; marketing director Emer Conroy; chief executive Fergal Broder; and human resources director Mark Butler

Irish-founded LotusWorks has been taken over by four of its senior executives as part of a management buyout, with the firm looking to increase its te(...)

 China’s president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump     in Beijing in 2017. The  leaders are expected to meet at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires for their first face-to-face meeting since August. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s ambassador to the United States said it was “very confusing” trying to work out which member of President Donald Trump’s administration was re(...)

Philomena Lee at the publishing of the Clann Project's report on adoption and mother and baby homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Women whose children were “forcibly taken from them” and placed into Ireland’s adoption system continue to face discrimination because their personal (...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev: require the support of at least nine opposition deputies. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s government has urged opposition deputies to set aside bitter political rivalries and approve a western-backed deal with Athens to change t(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday due to Saudi tensions and worries over borrowing costs and tariffs. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares hit their lowest level since December 2016 in early trading as trade wars, rising US yields, Brexit and the Italy/EU budget row contin(...)

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