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Muhammad Ali  knocking out George Foreman during the so-called Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire on  October 30th, 1974. China is now throwing its investment hat in the African ring. Photograph: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Remember the Rumble in the Jungle? The 1974 Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman fight in Zaire was one of the biggest upsets in sporting history. Ali w(...)

A newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippines’ symbolic “seven billionth baby” who was part of the United Nations’ seven billion global population projection, in Fabella Maternity Hospital Manila on October 31st, 2011. The UN had predicted the world’s population would reach seven billion on October 31st, 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that if we fail to prevent global warming rising by more than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial wo(...)

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international c(...)

Asasey Hotel  in Kismayo, Somalia:  26  people, including Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband Farid Jama, were killed there in an attack by Al Shabaab. Photograph: AP

Somalia’s ministry of foreign affairs is to set up an award in honour of Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh, who returned to the Horn of Africa (...)

Yukpa indigenous children, some of them suffering from malnutrition, are fed with supplements provided by the Caritas organisation, at Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela earlier this month. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The gradual progress the world has made in reducing hunger and malnutrition since the turn of the century has been a powerful illustration of the valu(...)

Yukpa indigenous children, some of them suffering from malnutrition, are fed with supplements provided by CARITAS organisation, at Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

More than 820 million people are still going hungry in the world, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “a(...)

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, DCR. Photograph:  Olivia Acland/Reuters

Ebola’s arrival in eastern Congo’s main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near the bord(...)

 Dublin Airport is having its busiest summer in its 79-year history. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Dublin Airport’s busiest summer in its 79-year history has seen car-parking spaces at a premium in recent weeks with both its short- and long-term car(...)

Ireland had a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland has the 11th lowest homicide rate in Europe and the 23rd lowest in the world, according to a United Nations (UN) study. The UN’s Global Study(...)

Philip Noone, Aalto Bio: ‘While the initial concern surrounding the Zika virus has subsided, there are still outbreaks together with ongoing Dengue and Chikungunya epidemics that mean a continual demand for these raw materials.’

In the five years since he acquired Aalto Bio, Philip Noone has had remarkable success, gaining a foothold as the market leader in the diagnosis of th(...)

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