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Manchán Magan near his home in Collinstown, Co Westmeath.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Manchán Magan has travelled across Africa in an army truck, almost been shot by the Columbian army, lived “in a hermitage in the Himalayas, drinking m(...)

Health officials disinfect streets around Sarang Jeil Church in Seongbuk, Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

More than 21.77 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and at least 770,091 have died from the (...)

Hundreds of people protest against the latest postponement of the Bolivian elections, in Sacaba, Bolivia, on August 4th. Photograph: Jorge Abrego/EPA

Demonstrators in Bolivia have dynamited Andean passes, scattered boulders across highways and dug trenches along rural roads to protest against repeat(...)

John Hume, in Derry in 1970: ‘He was a very important man. He brought peace in our time,’ Morning Ireland heard from one young contributor. Photograph:  Leif Skoogfors/Corbis Historical via Getty

“John Hume was an important man. He helped solve the sectarian conflict as it was happening,” 12-year-old Jayden Nixon says at the end of Aengus Cox’s(...)

A team of 217 Cuban health professionals arrive in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 27th, to help in the fight against coronavirus. Photograph: Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images

The mayor of one of Italy’s biggest cities was effusive in her praise for the Cuban medics who spent three months in the country helping fight coronav(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence speaks during coronavirus briefing. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

More than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reported across the United States on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a one-day record as(...)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) wearing face mask while talking to Iranian officials. Photograph: EPA

Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, Iranian(...)

Children play in a newly built playground near a hospital waiting room in Ciudad del Este. Women in Paraguay have an average of 2.45 children, according to the World Bank. Photograph: Kait Bolongaro

Graciela Romero bounces her four-month-old son on her knees as she recounts her aunt’s final moments. “Aunt Aida Maria had all the symptoms and looke(...)

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. W

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)

Commuters sit inside a bus with seats spaced to observe social distancing in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Two months ago, when there were roughly 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and the primal politics of survival was sweeping the world, shutting dow(...)

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