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Right-wing protesters rallying against the UN migration pact in Berlin last weekend. Photograph: Markus Heine/EPA

Bulgaria will not join a United Nations accord on regulating the treatment of migrants worldwide and would not attend the conference marking its forma(...)

Durham University PhD student Matthew Hedges and his wife Daniela Tejada. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

The PhD student Matthew Hedges has spoken out about the psychological torture he underwent while being held for nearly seven months in the United Arab(...)

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US president Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn helped substantially with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation(...)

Israeli soldiers block an entrance leading to the border with Lebanon, in the town of Metulla, northern Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The Israeli army has launched an operation to block tunnels being built by the Lebanese Hizbullah organisation before they come into use. Officials sa(...)

Wounded Houthi fighters wait to be evacuated from the Sana’a International Airport ahead of upcoming peace talks, in Sana’a, Yemen on December 3rd Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen’s Houthi group is expected to travel to Sweden as early as Monday for peace talks after the Saudi-led coalition approved the evacuation of some (...)

  Caiseal Mara hotel in Moville, Co Donegal, which was s subjected to an arson attack last weekend ahead of the arrival over the coming weeks of  100 asylum seekers. Photograph: North West Newspix

When the people of Moville, Co Donegal, learnt about two weeks ago that the town’s biggest hotel was to close and reopen as a direct provision centre (...)

 A South Korean train transports dozens of officials on rails which lead to North Korea. Photograph:  Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea has sent trains across the world’s most heavily militarised border into North Korea for the first time in a decade. It’s part of a mission(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces tanks near Mukalla airport, southwest Yemen. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties suggested on Thursday that they would attend UN-sponsored peace talks expected to be held in Sweden next week as western count(...)

Hurling: GAA welcomes ‘prestigious’ listing by Unesco

The sports of hurling and camogie have been granted special cultural status by the United Nations, along with Jamaican reggae and Chidaoba, a form of (...)

Chinese soldiers participating in an anti-terror drill in Hami, Xinjiang in July 2017. Photograph: Reuters

China has promised to retaliate if the US imposes sanctions on a provincial leader in the troubled Xinjiang region, and the country’s ambassador to Wa(...)

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