World Health Organisation assistant director general Marie Paule Kieny at a news conference on Ebola vaccines in Geneva yesterday.Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set out plans yesterday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundred(...)

A medic holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV against Ebola virus disease at the University hospital in Geneva. Photograph: Mathilde Missioneiro/Reuters/WHO

Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be availabl(...)

Sign of the times: Ajai Chopra of the IMF on his way to the Central Bank of Ireland in November 2010. Photogrpah: Peter Morrison/AP

When the International Monetary Fund came to Dublin in 2010, it had an interloper in its ranks. Hanging back a little, Liaquat Ahamed blended in ea(...)

A health worker takes the temperature of US marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance near Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Macedonian authorities have has said they are checking for the Ebola virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the(...)

Demonstrators gather outside the central government offices in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agreed with the city’s government yesterday to start formal talks on Friday.Student-led demonstrations have calm(...)

The sub-index measuring stocks of purchases accumulated by manufacturers in the month rose to 52.4 from 49.6 in August, a sign of confidence that the sector is set to grow more.

Irish manufacturing activity expanded solidly in September, a survey showed on Wednesday, as firms stocked up on inventories in anticipation of a furt(...)

 An armed memer of the Afghan security mans a check point in Kabul, Afghanistan today  as part of intensified measures in the capital as president-elect Ashraf Ghani is sworn in. Photograph: EPA

Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade today, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the (...)

Actors parade on a street after performing at Anono school, during an awareness campaign against Ebola in Abidjan, Ivory Coast yesterday. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters.

US president Barack Obama has warned that the world is doing too little and moving too slowly to address the Ebola outbreak in West AfricaMr Obama cit(...)

World leaders cannot fail to respond to what United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres has called an “unprecedented public mobilisation” for ac(...)

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani dance on the street yesterday in Kabul after he was named president-elect. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank economist, was officially declared the new president of Afghanistan yesterday, after three months of political dead(...)