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The new baby gorilla has yet to be named because the sex is unknown as yet. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Dublin Zoo’s newest resident, a baby western lowland gorilla. First it arrives into the world on April 1st and th(...)

 Pope Francis  kneels to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, as vice president Riek Machar (right) looks on, at the Vatican on Thursday. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders (...)

Sand martin trying to escape netting. Photograph: Twitter

A local British council is set to remove netting on cliffs which was preventing sand martins returning to their nest sites after migrating from Africa(...)

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

A new baby gorilla has been born at Dublin Zoo but it has yet be given a name. The youngster arrived on April 1st and not as an April’s fools joke to(...)

Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The United States evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring st(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during the foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard, France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations revealed stark divergences in views on the Middle East as they wrapped up a meeting in France that o(...)

Protesters face riot police during a massive anti-regime demonstration in Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding radical change marched through Algiers for a seventh successive Friday, as Algeria’s spy chief was repo(...)

The newly discovered early whale Peregocetus, which lived about 43 million years ago, is pictured along the rocky shore of the southeastern Pacific in this undated artistic reconstruction obtained  The tail fluke is hypothetical. Photograph: Alberto Gennari/Handout via Reuters

Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 millio(...)

Markforged produces machines that print high-strength materials such as carbon fibre and MIM metals.

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Markforged is opening its first European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. (...)

Erickson da Silva (26), aka MC Rey, in his room in Bissau. “We’re in a country where the leaders are out for themselves,” he says. “But we’re looking out for each other.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For many young men in Mindará, a favela in the heart of Bissau, life revolves round a yellow “Bwinners” machine used to place football bets. They gath(...)

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