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Former cricket star and opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters in Islamabad. Mr Khan says prime minister Nawaz Sharif rigged last year’s elections to secure his landslide win. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pakistani parliament yesterday as part of a bid to force the prime minister to resign, using a crane and bolt (...)

File photo  of the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, as police in Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday, Essex Police said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man over the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Dock in England. The 34-year-old, from L(...)

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross stand near a storehouse after a Ukrainian convoy delivered humanitarian aid for eastern Ukrainian regions. The number of attacks on aid workers last year set an annual record, at 460. Photograph: Roman Pilpey/EPA

Attacks on international aid workers have risen sharply over the past year and a half, with spikes in the numbers of killings, injuries and abductions(...)

Garda Elaine Freemantle told the court that Mr Melaadi replied: “What I have done I’m really, really happy with and I will do it again to feel better.”

An Afghani man who fought the Taliban and is now on hunger strike has appeared in court in connection with causing criminal damage at a direct provis(...)

Video grab taken from Sky News of police cars and ambulances dockside at Tilbury Docks in Essex after more than  30 illegal immigrants were found in a shipping container from which one man died. Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container yesterday are Sikhs who are understood to be from Afghanistan, it has emerged.The 35-strong group’s a(...)

A group of asylum seekers have said they were protesting over delays in the processing of their asylum status, and also complained about conditions at their accommodation centre. File photograph: Getty Images

A group of protesting asylum seekers who claimed to be on hunger strike at an accommodation centre in Co Limerick have been transferred to other asylu(...)

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s second city, Mosul in a video recording posted online on  July 5th.  Photograph: Reuters

When American forces raided a home near Fallujah during the turbulent 2004 offensive against the Iraqi Sunni insurgency, they got the hard-core milita(...)

Engineers Ireland Level 7 winners were: (from left) Sligo IT’s Ruairí McGee, Niall McHale, Gary Lyons and Anthony Mannion. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award for 2014 has gone to a project offering a solution to the transportation of critical medica(...)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at the gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul today. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

An attacker in an Afghan army uniform killed at least three service members from the Nato-led coalition and wounded a senior Afghan commander today in(...)


Market calm is particularly perplexing to those who note the geopolitical risks in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Mali and vario(...)

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