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Nicaragua solidarity: Fionnuala Rogerson and Betty Purcell (top row); and Molly O’Duffy and Robin Hanan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Forty years after Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution you could argue that the troubled country has seen only one real change: the replacement of the ru(...)

US president Donald Trump presents Tiger Woods the medal of freedom during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House. Photograph: Getty Images

The morning after US president Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina last week, Dan Le Batard took to the airwaves for his daily sports talk show on (...)

 Gay rights activists get together before the Annual March against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, May 14, 2016th. File photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia today despite several of them reporting they had(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in  Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Voters in western countries may be deeply divided on the issue of immigration but a new study shows many are willing to change their views when prese(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

President Michael D Higgins arrives at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday afternoon for the Fifa Women’s World Cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Michael D Higgins is the best equipped of those seeking to become president to handle the challenge of the centenaries of the War of Independence and (...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

A demonstrator holds a sign showing Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and former president Anastasio Somoza during a protest against police violence and Ortega’s  government in Managua on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

“Wanted, for destroying the country,” read a protester’s placard emblazoned with the faces of President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, th(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ‘Dots the eyes’ of a dragon outside the British embassy in Beijing, China. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Familiarity is a distorting prism. All too easily the extraordinary becomes the unremarkable, the aberrant the commonplace. This is what has happened (...)

Part of a file, dated April 5th, 1964, details efforts to trace Lee Harvey Oswald’s travel from Mexico City back to the United States, released for the first time on  October 26th, 2017.  Photograph: Jon Elswick/AP Photo

Partial records from secret files relating mostly to the assassination of President John F Kennedy have been released. Here are seven of the key point(...)

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