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A woman in a detention centre in Tripoli, Libya in  June 2017. File photograph:  Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

The EU and the UN are calling for an investigation into the shooting of three Sudanese people who were killed this week after they were intercepted at(...)

Anne Soupa being interviewed on the porch of the Église de la Madeleine. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

A frail-looking grandmother of eight from Lyon led dozens of French women this week in the founding act of Toutes Apôtres, All-Women Apostles. The gro(...)

Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Lives Lost: Fr Jim O’Donoghue

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The organisers of the Eid celebration at Croke Park hope 500 people will be allowed attend the event.

Eid celebrations at Croke Park will take place on Friday, July 31st, it has been officially confirmed by the Islamic Centre of Ireland. The date was d(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

Supporters of proposed legislation that would explicitly recognise discrimination against women and LBGT people demonstrate in Rome on July 16th. Photograph:  Simona Granati/Corbis/Getty Images

Three weeks on from the brutal attack in the Italian city of Pescara that left a young gay man needing reconstructive facial surgery, Lorenzo has join(...)

The Amazon rainforest on fire near  a  highway in Para state, Brazil. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

The year is 2035; location is The Hague in the Netherlands. Disgraced former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (80) is scheduled to appear before th(...)

People wear face masks in São Paulo, Brazil amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its response to the p(...)

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Kane  says when she was ill ‘I found comfort in my little ritual of lighting a candle and praying to a God I thought had no time for me as a young girl.’: Photograph:Thomas Nolan

It’s over two months since churches, mosques, and synagogues in Ireland were closed for public worship. For Christians, Easter 2020 took place behind (...)

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