In 1847 the Choctaw Indians donated $170 toward famine relief in Ireland.
As tributes pour in for Walter Swinburn following his death at the age of 55, the riding great will always be remembered for his partnership with the mighty Shergar, who completed the Epsom and Curragh Derby double in 1981.
Not all countries in the Middle East aspire to a western-style democratic model and it is this misunderstanding of people’s needs that has led to the inexorable rise of IS, writes JP O’Malley.
THE tens of millions of words, in many, many languages, written about last Friday’s terror attacks in Tunisia, and the millions more yet unpublished, are part of the dividend sought by the murderers.
It has been many months since ISIS first came to notice in the western media when they seized a town in the east of Syria. Since then they have swept across Syria and northern Iraq carrying out a murderous campaign of ethnic cleansing.
AS 2014 begins, there is no more important question in world diplomacy than this: Has Iran changed?
The enormous leak of classified information engineered by Bradley Manning was “heedless” and “imminently dangerous to others”, a military judge has said.
Gunmen killed 18 passengers travelling on a bus in north-western Pakistan today, police said.
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more injured today as two bombs exploded in Pakistan’s largest city, one outside a hospital treating casualties from the first attack.
At least 11 people were killed today when a bomb exploded next to a bus carrying Shia worshippers in the south of Pakistan, officials said.
SADDAM HUSSEIN’S reign of terror included genocide, mass executions, torture and a catalogue of human rights abuses.
IT IS interesting to see that Brian Cowen now wants to see God in the EU constitution. In the Dáil debate on October 16, Mr Cowen said he supported “… a reference to God or Europe’s Christian heritage in the preamble of the constitutional treaty”.
Eight people were killed as they prayed when three gunmen opened fire in a Pakistani mosque.
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