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# war - Saturday 14 June, 2014

49 dead as pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian troop plane

The US has also accused Russia of sending tanks and weaponry to the rebels.

# war - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Explainer: What's happening in Iraq?

This is an emergency on top of an emergency.

# war - Friday 6 June, 2014

"This was democracy's beachhead" - world remembers D-Day

US President Barack Obama said that he was “humbled” to be in the presence of D-Day veterans.

# war - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

# war - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

# war - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Floods unearth land mines in Bosnia - and wash away warning signs

The mines are from Bosnia’s 1992 – 1995 war.

# war - Sunday 18 May, 2014

U2 slip in Irish Rich List as a result of McGuinness departure

Only on a technicality, mind.

# war - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 4 iconic U2 album covers and the secrets behind them Achtung Baby

4 iconic U2 album covers and the secrets behind them talks to U2′s longtime art director, Steve Averill, about the inspiration behind the images.

# war - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

# war - Monday 12 May, 2014

Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography

Kilkenny’s Richard Mosse was this evening announced as the winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

# war - Saturday 10 May, 2014

After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan War

After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met yesterday, prayed together, and agreed that “all hostile activities will stop”.

# war - Friday 9 May, 2014

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over "graphic photo with Afghan body"

The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.

# war - Thursday 8 May, 2014

British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.

# war - Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles

After my wife died of cancer in 2007, I wanted to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Treatment and Research. This summer, I will walk in support of European peace.

# war - Saturday 3 May, 2014

"We will not stop": Strong message from Ukraine as army action continues

Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day yesterday with the death toll put at over 30 people.

# war - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Facebook post reunites Vietnam war veteran with the son he left behind Family Reunion

Facebook post reunites Vietnam war veteran with the son he left behind

The power of social media, proved once more.

# war - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

Grenade made safe in Galway dates from the War of Independence

The grenade was found during building works in the area.

# war - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

French hostage freed from Syria says he is "very happy to be free"

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# war - Monday 7 April, 2014

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

# war - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes War

Fifteen years later, the EU is to set up a special court for Kosovo war crimes

The court will address a report which found that some of Kosovo’s leaders were involved in war crimes – including harvesting and selling organs – during the conflict.

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A life's work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan

The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.

# war - Friday 4 April, 2014

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

# war - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan

“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”

# war - Thursday 27 March, 2014

UN declares Crimea's breakaway vote illegal

Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.

# war - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

# war - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# war - Saturday 22 March, 2014

"If that's the way the cookie crumbles": Margaretta D'Arcy says she'll go back to prison if she has to

The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.

# war - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# war - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law tells court he did not plot to kill Americans

Abu Ghaith is most famous for appearing in a video with bin Laden the day after the 9/11 attacks.

# war - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Column: Three years into civil war, families deprived of food are forced to eat stray cats

The Syrian conflict is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. After three years of conflict, basic services like healthcare are completely collapsing, writes Peter Power of UNICEF.

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Three years on and tens of thousands dead: Syria's bloody civil war continues

The bloody civil war that has raged for the past three years began on Saturday 15 March 2011, when pro-democracy protests were staged in the capital Damascus.

# war - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

# war - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Column: Today let's celebrate, recognise, and show solidarity with the women and girls

The 8th March each year marks International Women’s Day. It is a time for us to recognise the women and girls of this world who are living in poverty and vulnerability due to gender discrimination, says Bernadette Crawford.

# war - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours

The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.