The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report. File photograph: ThinkStock

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report, which also found that Irish positivity has prevailed in the face of(...)

A photograph taken in an undisclosed location shows a suspected piece of aircraft debris found on the coast of Mozambique, with Malaysia’s transport minister saying there was a “high possibility” it came from a Boeing 777, the same model as missing flight MH370. Photograph: Getty Images

A piece of debris found off the southeast African coast that could be from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight is being sent to Australia for testing, (...)

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West Ham’s Dimitri Payet: Suddenly – or so it seems – he is flavour of the month. Photograph: Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Dimitri Payet is 29 in March. It’s been a season of surprises in the Premier League and Payet’s birth date brings another. Just how he has reached t(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

A relative of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries her complaints outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Kuala Lumpur has asked for more help in the search for a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year, with France to send planes, boats an(...)

Officers carry debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island. Photograph: EPA

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviatio(...)

 Investigators suspect the debris found near Reunion Island could be that of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370. Photograph: How Foo Yeen/Getty Images

Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, t(...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

Ariel Waldman: the former Nasa employee is keen to break down perceived barriers to science via the ‘Science Hack Day’ events

All-nighters are not fun. Whether catching up on office work, studying for an exam or doing extra project research, they rarely feel productive. Howe(...)