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A demonstrator wearing a face mask with images of Argentine late president Juan Domingo Peron and his wife Eva Duarte. Argentina now has more than a millions cases of coronavirus: Photograph: Alejandro Pagni/AFP

Argentina health officials say the nation has officially surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, becoming the fifth country to do so. Across Latin Ame(...)

Clare Sheridan climbing in Chamonix in the French Alps

It wasn’t a man who firmly told Clare Sheridan that “girls don’t climb” but actually a fellow female member of the UCD Mountaineering Club. This was (...)

Just as the coronavirus ravages the world in the absence of a vaccine, so the banana disease fusarium wilt is marching inexorably around the globe, leaving a trail of scorched plantations in its wake

In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for thei(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Sé O Hanlon, 78 from Glasnevin, Dublin going out on his bike following the lockdown restrictions, pictured with his neighbour Jim Clinton. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Throughout his 78 years, Sé O Hanlon has done a lot. He has raced road bikes, climbed mountains in two continents and until recently went rock climbin(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Racing 92 at Thomond Park during last November’s Champions Cup game. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

To paraphrase Hunter Thompson ‘We had just finished the warm-up when the prednisolone began to take hold.’ Time to play. Pain free. Where had we hea(...)

‘Quietly emerging trend: the dream of a green Christmas and the notion of making the season more sustainable.’ Photorgraph: iStock

Happy Cyber Monday everybody! And belated happy Black Friday. Oh and is it time for the winter sales yet? While Christmas has long been a time of ov(...)

Neurologist Francisco Lopera in Medellín, who has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The woman’s genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer’s by the time she turned 50. She, like thousands of her relatives, going back generati(...)

Fiona Hyde on top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can add that to the list of places she’s been

For me, one of the most surprising things about travelling is how boring some of the conversations you wind up having can be. With locals and fellow b(...)

Plenty of offers for all skiers, from beginners to pros.

Ski & Soul This winter season, Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, is set to introduce a new Ski & Soul package. Combining active outdoor mountain pur(...)

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