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A Syrian Alawite refugee woman sits with her children in a tent at the courtyard of Pirsultan Abdal Cemevi in Istanbul on October 11th last. Turkey has registered more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Syrian refugees detained by Greek police last month say they were beaten and denied food and water during a 12-hour detention period. “Mohammad”, a m(...)

A fighter from Tawhid Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, runs beside a tank in Base 80 area of Aleppo, yesterday as Syrian forces, backed by Lebanese Hizbullah militants, recaptured an army base in northern Syria from rebels. Photograph:  Molhem Barakat/Reuters.

The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group has said it intends to join peace talks with the Syrian government if conditions are met.After a vote (...)

 Tiger Woods  hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course in  Antalya, Turkey. Photo:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The marketing gurus couldn’t have planned it any better. As the sun replaced the opening morning’s thunderstorms, the gathering of the sport’s elite h(...)

 Tiger Woods  promotes the Turkish Airlines Open  on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.November 5, 2013. Woods is in Turkey to attend the tournament, which will take place in Antalya, southern Turkey, between November 7 to 10. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Tiger Woods reiterated yesterday that he has no intention of taking out membership of the PGA European Tour, although the world number one would have (...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. “I am extremely happy to have agreed a new two-year deal.” Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Michael O’Neill has agreed a two-year extension to his contract as Northern Ireland manager, the Irish Football Association has announced.The new dea(...)

Welfare policies must ensure that the vulnerable do not bear a disproportionate share of the burden, the lead author of the WHO report said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social welfare and health spending should be protected from International Monetary Fund and European Union-led demands for austerity, a major report f(...)

Dromiskin, Co Louth: €65,000, Capital Auctioneers
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Ireland: Co Louth Capital Auctioneers is seeking €65,000 for this cottage on Commons Road, near the village of Dromiskin, Co Louth Spain: Costa Blanc(...)

Are young people too interested in their iPhones? Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Back in 1968, Time magazine had a cover story called ‘The Generation Gap’. Ernest Fladell, 42 years old and “politically moderate”, spends the summer (...)

Pádraig Harrington believes the new structure will entice a stronger entry into the Irish Open.

 The decision of the R&A to scrap the annual international qualifying for the British Open and to restructure the qualification structure for golf(...)

Syrian children from Aleppo at Bab al Hara restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:  John Wreford

At the southwest corner of the looming Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, a small corner of Syria has recently sprung up.Bab al-Hara, named after the hugely po(...)

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