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Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins in Dublin. Higgins says she wasn’t thinking about climate change on a day-to day-basis until she began working with Robinson. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Some partnerships make instant sense when you hear of them, no matter how unlikely they initially appear. For a new climate change podcast – Mothers O(...)

Supporters of Zanu-PF cheer after a rally at Ebenezer Primary School,  Caledonia, an informal settlement in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images

Reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence are on the increase in the final days before Zimbabwe’s first general election since former pres(...)

A UN honour guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after they arrived from North Korea, at Osan Air Base. Photograph:  Ahn Young-joon/ Pool/Getty Images.

North Korea has returned the remains of some US troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53), the latest stage in diplomacy since president Donald Tr(...)

Uighur people walk near  Baida Mosque. Urumqi Uygur in China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

Human rights activists have noted a “staggering” increase in the number of arrests among minorities in Xinjiang as the Chinese government cracks down (...)

New Zealand Green Party MP Jan Logie (left), who introduced the domestic violence Bill: “Domestic violence doesn’t respect that split between work and life.” Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find ne(...)

Mylan is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world, treating around 40%  of people with the disease

Global generic drugmaker Mylan will this week launch a HIV self-test kit in the Irish market in the first intervention of its kind to aid early detect(...)

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Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

White Helmet members remove a victim from the rubble of a house following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held area in Daraa. File photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli military has extracted more than 400 members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group and their families, evacuating them to Jordan fr(...)

Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

Many Travellers live in sites without regular rubbish collections and where their landlords – the local authorities – carry out little or no maintenance despite the fact they pay rent for their homes, a report has found

Travellers in Galway are living in overcrowded, damp and mouldy accommodation with overflowing sewerage, insecure electricity, rat and fly infestation(...)

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