A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

Typical Antiguan street, with pastel-painted Spanish colonial homes and cobbles. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Doña Luisa’s is the place for breakfast in Antigua. Cheery waitresses come and go across an open air, cobbled courtyard, tending to everyone’s needs (...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

In its Lenten campaign this year, the biggest annual fundraising campaign in Ireland, the Trócaire box is featuring people from Ireland celebrating the charity’s supporters and all who are fighting for justice for the world’s poor. Photograph: Trócaire website

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 per cent increase on the 2014 figure of € 8 million. The funds(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of insects carrying the Zika virus linked to thous(...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

A man fumigating a house in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the country’s campaign against the Zika virus. Photograph: Mexican Secretary Office of Health/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infe(...)

26-year-old Patrick Curtin was an employee of Liebherr Ireland crane factory in Killarney and frequently worked abroad with the company.

Anne Lucey The funeral has taken place in Co Kerry of the former inter-county footballer Patrick (Paddy) Curtin, who was killed last month in a car (...)

Patrick Curtin (26) was airlifted to hospital in Miami after the incident, said to be a car crash, which took place in Gautemala.

Tributes have been paid to a Kerry footballer who died after being involved in a workplace incident in Central America. Patrick Curtin (26) was airli(...)

Former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

A leading Guatemalan human rights lawyer who represented families of the victims of Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s has called for an internationa(...)