Policemen and rescuers stand next to a tent used as a DNA extraction centre on Sunday in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

Reports have suggested the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from mental health issues and may have been receiving treatment for vision(...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa is to go on trial in Egypt on Sunday, along with 493 others who were caught up in violent protests in Cairo against the authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The family of Ibrahim Halawa has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene and have him released from jail in Egypt. Mr Halawa (19) goes on trial on(...)

As England is set to introduce standardised cigarette packaging, Imperial Tobacco has warned the British government that it will sue to protect its intellectual property rights.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

British MPs have voted by a large majority to force cigarette manufacturers in England to sell cigarettes from May next year in standard, olive-green (...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)

On the way: some of the plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes sold in Australia. Photograph: Reuters

Vincent Jennings is upfront about representing the interests of 1,200 retailers who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also upfront abo(...)

 A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments. 1:56

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

An immigration detention centre in Australia. Photograph: AFP / Torsten Blackwood

A group of 24 Irish people are in a Western Australian detention centre awaiting deportation after seven of them were caught up in alleged roofing an(...)

 New South Wales Tactical Police on Phillip Street close to the Lindt Chocolate cafe in Martin Place, Sydney. Photograph: EPA

The ongoing hostage crisis in Sydney shows the Australian government was not overreaching when in September it raised its terror threat level from ‘me(...)

Kay Moloney Caball in the Kerry County Library in Tralee. ‘I had never heard of the Earl Grey Scheme until a few years ago.’ Photograph: Domnick Walsh

What is your first reaction in hearing that 4,000 girls and young women were sent from workhouses all over Ireland to Australia in the post-Famine (...)

The Ebola epidemic
  • Health
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

With the latest figures showing a total of 13,703 cases in eight countries and a reported death toll approaching 5,000, the Ebola epidemic continues t(...)