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(...)

Jazmen Boone: “I’d heard Irish people were super-nice and they actually are. Every house we enter they offer us a cup of tea.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Jazmen Boone: arrived from the US, 2015 Jazmen Boone (23) always imagined she would follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military when she(...)

Spain heads the list of countries where Irish citizens are most likely to run into trouble with police, according to figures from the past five years (...)

Islamist gunmen shoot a wounded police officer on the ground at point-blank range, as they flee the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in this still image taken from amateur video shot on January 7th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

The Islamist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo made France the third deadliest country for journalists in 2015, just behind Syria and Iraq, me(...)

lluminated artwork sits outside the Fifa headquarters following an executive committee meeting in Zurich yesterday. Photograph: Alessandro Della Bella/Bloomberg

The investigation into corruption and bribery in soccer that in May rocked Fifa to the core reached new levels yesterday. United States officials u(...)

Flowers and fruit on the  previously unknown tree found in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, by the team from Trinity College Dublin

Botanists from Ireland have discovered a previously unknown tree species in Honduras but almost immediately it was put on to a “critically endangered”(...)

Policemen escort five Syrian men after they were detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (€9,340) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek docum(...)

The translation system captures a teacher’s voice and translates it into Honduran Sign Language, displaying the results on screen through a female avatar who signs at the viewer. Photograph: Marvin Salgado

A three-dimensional humanoid avatar is being designed to help students with with hearing difficulties in Honduras. The translation system captures a (...)

‘The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, all state laws against equal marriage will fall. The outcome would represent another major step towards the vindication of LGBTI rights generally (and, as a trivial aside, would allow us to congratulate American friends on their judiciary having caught up with the plain people of Ireland). Supporters of same-sex marriages  outside the US Supreme Court on April 28th, 2015. Photograph:  MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, a(...)