John Nicholson

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Banksy’s Turbo Zone Truck 2000 (£1-£1.5 million), Bonhams

Results Wednesday, September 4th – Victor Mitchell, Mount Butler Rooms, Roscrea. Large Donegal carpet €2,600 (€2,500-€3,500) Forthcoming auctions S(...)

  Saxon Warrior won the Beresford Stakes for trainer Aidan O’Brien last year before going on to win the  2000 Guineas  at Newmarket this year. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A remarkable 18th success in the historic Beresford Stakes could be on the cards for Aidan O’Brien this Sunday. The €110,000 Group Two feature at Naa(...)

Long Meadow apple farm

It’s the season of mellow fruitfulness, and as such it’s a great time to visit Ireland’s Orchard County, Armagh. The Bramley apple was first brought (...)

At 6’2” and with a long, black beard, John Nicholson was a tall, imposing figure, fierce and fearless. Photograph: Project Gutenberg/Wikimedia Commons

In 1857, a member of an Indian cult killed himself when he heard that the man he worshipped as a god had departed this life. The Nikal Seynis cult had(...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani: has urged ceasefires with the Taliban before, but this was the first unconditional offer since he was elected in 2014. Photograph:  Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Mus(...)

US Marines stand at attention during an interment ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, which contains the graves of many members of the US  military killed in   Afghanistan. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

President Donald Trump is likely to approve to a modest increase in US troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday, official(...)

An Afghan man reacts at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding (...)

US marines in the Afghan province of Helmand. The Trump administration is reported to be considering a troop surge in the country. File photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty

The United States is to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria in a bid to retake the city of Raqqa, a move that is likely to alarm Turkey. President Donald (...)

Afghan security officials take position during an operation against Islamic Statge in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27th conducted jointly by Afghan and US special forces in t(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, and US defence s(...)

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