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 Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State  group’s embattled holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrendered on Wednesday and hundreds more of their jihadist comrades were caught trying to escape the hardline gro(...)

North Korea: The Sohae Satellite Launching Station launch pad features what researchers  describe as showing the partially rebuilt rail-mounted rocket transfer structure. Photograph: CSIS/Beyond Parallel/DigitalGlobe 2019/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed in Kim Jong-un if reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile te(...)

 Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó speaks at a press event in Salinas, Ecuador. Photograph: Wladimir Torres/EPA

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for two days of protest over the carnival holiday while announcing his plan to return home despite th(...)

Otto Warmbier on his way to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang. Photograph: Kyodo/via Reuters

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after being detained in North Korea, have said that Kim Jong-un’s regime was responsible f(...)

Civilians evacuated this week from Baghouz, the Islamic State terror  group’s last enclave in Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US-backed Syrian fighters said on Friday they expect a fierce battle with Islamic State militants still holed up in their last enclave in eastern Syr(...)

Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State terror group’s  holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people killed by the Islamic State terror group, including many women, has been found in territory re(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris suggested having personnel based overseas permanently would help the Garda in Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lingering questions about why the trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne collapsed will be answered, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has (...)

 Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a  journalist wounded by Israeli fire during a protest by Palestinians along the Gaza-Israel border in the Gaza Strip on October 5th, 2018. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations investigators said on Thursday that Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 P(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A new overseas development aid policy, published by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday, will have a particular focus on issues such as gender balance,(...)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to the media after casting his vote in  Daura, in northern Nigeria. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Nigeria’s opposition leader has rejected incumbent Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he won the presidential election, denouncing the poll as a “sham” a(...)

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