A man walks past an Ebola awareness painting on a wall in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. The virus escaped co(...)

Local residents carry their belongings along a road after Cyclone Pam hit, on the outskirts of Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Photograph: Unicef/Reuters/Handout via Reuters 0:59

Reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu painted a picture of utter destruction after a huge cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation, fl(...)

  According to media reports  Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse (pictured), will be replaced as CEO of Credit Suisse by Tidjane Thiam of insurance company Prudential. (Photograph: WALTER BIERI/EPA)

Prudential’s Tidjane Thiam is to replace Brady Dougan as chief executive officer of Credit Suisse as the bank grapples with regulations that have pr(...)

Delegates attend the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Delegates gathered in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday for the National People’s Congress listened to the Communist Party’s plans f(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)

Altobridge shareholders believed that its key asset – the intellectual property linked to the technology it was developing – remained valuable despite decision to place it in receivership. Illustration: Thinkstock

Shareholders in technology developer Altobridge say that questions remain to be answered over the decision to place it in receivership last year.Inte(...)

Between 15 per cent and 40 per cent of dumped plastic enters the ocean each year, according to a survey in the journal ‘Science’. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Nearly nine million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans every year – much more than previously thought – and about one-third of it com(...)

An economist based in Galway who had an account with HSBC in Geneva has said it was suggested to him by an official there that he switch his money fro(...)

The smart money is clearly on a negotiated settlement, but only after a good bit of sabre-rattling. Photograph: Getty Images

It is said that the reason universities are such snake pits of political intrigue is that the stakes involved in most academic arguments are trivial. (...)

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture: “This visit to the US represents a huge opportunity to promote Irish beef in one of the most valuable markets in the world.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has begun a major trade mission to the US to mark the lifting of the US embargo on Irish beef. Beef from(...)