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Refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine wait at a train station in Przemysl, Poland: Up to 100,000 Ukrainians are expected to arrive in Ireland in the coming  weeks. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

More than 1,500 pledges of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees were registered by the Irish Red Cross between Friday and Sunday. The Irish public h(...)

Dr Kathleen Lynn,   her 1916 Rising Service Medal, is in  Mullen’s Collector’s Cabinet sale, €20,000-€30,000.

“Madame Markievicz was overhead in the condemned cell and we used hear reports that she was to be executed ... We could hear the shootings in the morn(...)

Residents are evacuated  after  a gunfight erupted in Beirut on Thursday during a rally by the Shia Hizbullah and Amal Movement groups. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images

Six people are dead and dozens injured after snipers opened fire on a rally by Lebanon’s powerful Hizbullah group and others in central Beirut, unleas(...)

Locals celebrate as Tigray Defence Forces fighters arrive in Mekelle on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

The Tigrayan fighters whooped, whistled and pointed excitedly to a puff of smoke in the sky where an Ethiopian military cargo plane trundling over the(...)

Ahmad Muselmani: ‘That was my purpose, to bring my family here. I want my younger sisters to have a new life.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Ahmad Muselmani decided to leave Syria in 2015 his parents pleaded with him not to go. They knew how dangerous life was for a young man in Aleppo(...)

Rohingya refugees  at the site of Monday’s fire at a   camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Photograph: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, th(...)

  John Nkengasong: “If you add 400 million doses to the 270 million doses, I think we are beginning to make very good progress.” Photograph:  Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The African Union has secured an additional 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for its 54 member states, the Africa Centres for Disease Control(...)

Ferdinand Grapperhaus (left)  has been scathing about members of the public who broke the rules during the summer, describing them as ‘sloppy, lazy and anti-social’. Photograph: Sem van der  Wal/EPA

In an extraordinary feat of political survival, the Dutch justice minister has clung to his job despite the publication of two damning sets of photogr(...)

Migrants have a meal on board the SeaWatch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

A boat carrying dozens of refugees burst into flames off the coast of southern Italy on Sunday as its passengers were being transferred to Italian nav(...)

Yvonne Watterson: ‘From where I sit in paradise, the truth is that I miss who we used to be.’

Having now spent most of every day for 60 days in a beautiful house that is not yet home, this quarantine has me in its grip, a relentless barrage of (...)

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