ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

New lengths in long-haul flights It has been a week for longest flights both planned and existing. Qatar Airways announced plans for a Doha to Aucklan(...)

The house where May and Frances live with Auntie Nellie (Niamh Cusack) is a former Garda superintendent’s house on Harcourt Terrace

We knew it was coming, the whole audience was waiting, and it didn’t disappoint. The final scenes in the latest Star Wars movie, starring Skellig Mic(...)

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(...)

Financing for Panama Canal monorail will come from government-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Photograph: AFP.

Japan and Panama will sign a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to use Japanese technology for an estimated $2 billion monorail that would span t(...)

A handout picture released  by the Colombian culture ministry shows the remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose, sunk off the Caribbean coast of Cartagena. The ship was sunk by British warships in 1708. Photograph: AFP/Culture ministry

The discovery of the “holy grail of shipwrecks” off the coast of Colombia this week has provoked a three-cornered fight over ownership of the gold, em(...)

A genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon. Photograph: Barrett and Mackay Photography/The New York Times

US health regulators have cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such app(...)

As you are going to be so close to Iguazu Falls, it would be interesting to see one of the Unesco world heritage sites.

We are a retired couple taking a cruise to Argentina in December. We have booked a hotel for the first six nights in Buenos Aires, after which we f(...)

Daniel, the son of Prof John Crowe – former president of the Royal College of Physicians – and Dr Margaret Crowe from Dublin, first met Olivia, who(...)

New long-range planes will allow Singapore Airlines to re-start world’s longest journeys. Photograph: Getty.

Singapore Airlines plans to restart the world’s longest flights when it takes delivery of a new ultra- long range plane made by Airbus Group SE in 201(...)