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Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

Tourists on a beach in Guam’s capital, Hagatna. Photograph:  Mar-Vic Cagurangan/AFP/Getty Images

Guam is a 550sq km sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean that serves as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land controlled(...)

The tower of the former Lucky Strike tobacco factory looms over Durham,  North Carolina, a reminder of the industry that thrived there for almost 200 years. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

August is the time of escape from Washington, when thousands of workers and political types leave the swampy heat of the nation’s capital and escape t(...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

 Harry Edwards: teaches sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He also works to place minorities into the front offices of professional football teams. Photograph: by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

It’s common when writing about Dr Harry Edwards to use the word ‘towering,’ partly in reference to his status as scholar and activist at the frontier (...)

Ananya Vinay spells a word during the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee  in Maryland. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her w(...)

MSD Ballydine develops and supplies the active ingredients and final formulated product for a range of innovative medicines

The continuing importance to global pharma giant MSD of its Ballydine, Co Tipperary, facility has been underlined by the recent announcement of a €40(...)

US president Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, director, theatre founder, Miriam Colón. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Obituary: Miriam Colón

Miriam Colón, the diminutive but formidable actress who founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York and whose film roles included Al Pacino(...)

MV Albatross at Port of Cork’s Ringaskiddy deepwater berth. Photograph: Aidan Fleming

The Albatross and cranes – it might sound like a birdwatcher’s bonanza but anyone heading to Cork harbour this weekend is more likely to be treated t(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

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