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World Health Organisation secretary general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said Covid-19 cases rose in four out of six regions of the world last week. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Cases of unexplained hepatitis have risen to at least 429 in 22 countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The number of countries(...)

United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on screen in Geneva: ‘The scale of unlawful killings, including indicia of summary executions in areas to the north of Kyiv, is shocking.’ Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on Thursday to set up an investigation into possible war crimes by Russian troops in the Kyiv area and(...)

North Korean health workers spray disinfectant inside the Pyongyang Department Store No. 1  in Pyongyang on December 28th, 2020. File photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea has confirmed its first coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic and imposed lockdowns of cities, as health experts warned about (...)

The noise of the peloton is the first thing you hear, even before you see them coming. Photograph:  Luca Bettini / AFP

Before the rain came down and silenced the lambs there were moments out on the road bicycle this week which tapped gently into a sixth sense of some s(...)

Employees spray disinfectant and wipe surfaces as part of preventative measures against  Covid-19  at a children’s department store in Pyongyang on March 18th. Photograph:  Kim Won-jin/AFP via Getty Images

North Koreans have been warned that “not even a tiny crack or mistake is allowed when it comes to emergency quarantining”, as the country persists wit(...)

South Korean  prime minister Kim Boo-kyum. The country  will lift all social distancing rules except a mask mandate next week. Photograph: EPA

South Korea will ditch all remaining social distancing measures next week while downgrading Covid-19 to a “Class 2” disease alongside conditions such (...)

The Jerry Kiernan Foundation, established in 2021 to support elite athletes in their athletic development, has named 22 Irish athletes who will benefit from funding in excess of €30,000 in 2022. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe it was the excellence of the house red at Er Buchetto and the company to boot or something like that because it felt like Jerry Kiernan was stan(...)

‘Cuid den nathaíocht ghránna gan bhrí sin is ea ‘sláine críche’ nó ‘integretad territorial’ nó ‘intégrité territoriale’ i dteangacha iarEorpacha eile.’
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Uaireanta ba dhóigh leat gur nathaíocht ar fad is ea an caidreamh idirnáisiúnta polaitiúil. Páirtithe a bhfuil ‘daonlathas’ ina dteidil ar deachtóirea(...)

Under inhumane conditions in Libyan detention centres, hope remains for migrants in search of a better life. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

In this extract from Sally Hayden's new book, The Fourth Time We Drowned, refugees held in a migrant detention centre in Libya tell their stories o(...)

A roadside vendor sells oranges  at Asese, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.  From Nigerian airlines to Malawi bakers, African countries are feeling the pain of Ukraine’s crisis as supply disruptions hike inflation and oil prices push up fuel costs. Photograph: Pius Utomi Expei/AFP/Getty

From fuel to wheat, the invasion of Ukraine is already having a potentially devastating effect on prices across Africa. In Sierra Leone, a West Afric(...)

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