The graves of Ebola victims in  Sierra Leone. Photograph: Concern Worldwide

It may be a long way from the carefully tended plots of Glasnevin Cemetery to the chaos of burial in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, but Ireland’s expe(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter plays with a dog along a street in Deir al-Zor. The Syrian government excluded the largely rebel-held province  - where polio broke out this year - from a 2012 vaccination campaign. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters.

The Syrian government excluded the largely rebel-held province of Deir al-Zor - where polio broke out this year - from a 2012 vaccination campaign. Au(...)

Markets across the world closed fairly flat yesterday, despite better than expected retail sales data in the US. (...)

Cathal Cowan, Head of Food Marketing Research Group and Isabel Ryan, Post Graduate Researcher in Food Marketing Research in the Food Processing hall of The National FoodCentre Photograph: Alan Betson

The sight of 7,500 dead pigs, and counting, floating on the Huangpu River near Shanghai has dominated the headlines in China around the annual (...)