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 Bosnian soldiers evacuated people from their homes in the town of Bosanski Samac in the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A state of emergency has been declared in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to severe floods caused by rain falling for several days. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

Bosnia has said today that more than a quarter of its four million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, c(...)

Armed pro-Russian militants stand guard at a checkpoint near Slaviansk, Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Human rights violations have escalated in eastern Ukraine and serious problems are emerging in Crimea, United Nations monitors said in a report releas(...)

The National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) review of child protection in the Killaloe diocese noted complainants were met with ‘great compassion’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) review of child protection in the Killaloe diocese noted complainants were met with ‘great compass(...)

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar (right) and South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir (left) hold a priest’s hands as they pray before signing a peace agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United Nations in South Sudan is readying aid for towns ravaged by conflict but is waiting to see if a new ceasefire deal holds between the presi(...)

South Africans protest in support of more than Nigerian 200 girls abducted from their school, outside the South African parliament in Cape Town, South Africa today.  Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The UN Security Council has expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding th(...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)

An Afghan woman who lost her family in a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning as rescue workers using shovels and other hand tools struggled to unearth bodies buried in a landslide(...)

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. Photograph: Reuters

Afghan officials gave up hope today of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as r(...)

The construction site of the Hong Kong to Guangzhou cross-border high speed rail link terminus, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Chinese economic growth is slowing after decades of double-digit percentage expansion.

With 1.4 billion people and rapid expansion from a closed society into a major industrial power, it has always been a question of when, not if, but(...)

Blood stains are seen on the floor of a damaged classroom at Ain Jalout school that was hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

An air strike on a school in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed at least 18 people yesterday, mainly (...)

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