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A handout photo of Olive Yang in her family’s home in Muse, Myanmar in 2015. Yang, who rejected her royal birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord who established opium trade routes with her CIA-supplied army, died on July 13th, 2017, at the age of 90.

She was born to royalty in British colonial Burma, but rejected that life to become a cross-dressing warlord whose CIA-supplied army established opium(...)

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton: ‘the reality is that there is such diversity and difference throughout the Church of Ireland.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Church of Ireland may have found a way forward on the issue of same-sex marriage following a move by a church in Scotand, Bishop of Cork Paul Colt(...)

 Manuel Noriega in a photo released by the US Marshals Service in January, 1990. Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the US, died on May 29th, 2017.
Obituary: Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, politician and military officer Born: 11th February 1934. Died; 29th May 2017 Manuel Noriega, who has died aged 83, (...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  with US president Donald Trump whose statement that he favoured neither the two-state solution nor the one-state solution has unsettled Palestinians, Israelis,   and the international community. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Washington’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley has contradicted US president Donald Trump by saying that America’s policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict remains(...)

Rev Noble McNeely: served in  the Antrim congregation of First Ballymoney  for 13 years

The new Presbyterian moderator will be Rev Noble McNeely (63) of the First Holywood Presbyterian Church in Co Down. He was nominated by 10 of the chu(...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Fumio Kishida, crack open a barrel of Japanese Sake in a ceremony at Iveagh House , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This year, Japan and Ireland mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on 5th March 1957. At the start of this commemorab(...)

Former  United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon clasps hands with the new UN secretary general Antonio Guterres. File photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Antonio Guterres has begun the first day as the United Nations’ new secretary general with a New Year appeal to the world: “Let us resolve to put peac(...)

“The provision of art, music and literature for young audiences has grown enormously.” Aideen Howard, director of the Ark.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It is Friday morning in Temple Bar and the street sweepers are busy washing the cobblestones. Outside the Ark, the faces of 264 girls and boys gaze d(...)

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at her inauguration in Taipei in  May.  Taiwan celebrates what it calls its National Day on October 10th. Ireland does not maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Photograph: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Government Ministers have been advised not to attend any celebrations marking the Taiwanese national day. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issu(...)

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