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Brent crude slips below $101
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  • April 15, 2013, 08:10

Oil futures fell more than $2 today, with Brent hitting a fresh nine-month low below $101 a barrel, after Chinese and US data stoked investors'(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressed the  conference on climate change and global hunger in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

President Michael D Higgins today said global hunger represents the grossest of human rights violations and the greatest ethical challenge fac(...)

A boy walks at a garbage disposal site in  Yemen. Photograph:
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the international Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice in Dublin today and tomorr(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinpin told the annual forum in Boao, on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, that  protectionism was on the rise internationally. Photograph: Reuters/Alexander F Yuan

China’s new president, Xi Jinping, promised that change and peaceful development would power his country’s economic rise and sustain growth wit(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry has arrived in Istanbul on the first leg of a 10-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said today world powers would pursue further talks with Iran to resolve a decade-old dispute over its nuclear(...)

Rescue workers use a stretcher to carry the body of a victim across the rubble after the collapse of the apartment building in Mumbai. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

The death toll from a collapsed building in India's financial centre Mumbai rose to 72 todya, as an injured woman trapped for 36 hours was free(...)

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with US ambassador to Japan John Roos as they announce  a US-Japan agreement on the return of some of the US bases in Okinawa in Tokyo today. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

The United States and Japan have announced an agreement for the return to Japan of a US air base, taking a step to resolving an issue that has (...)

A vendor waits for customers near chicken cages at a market in Fuyang city, in central China's Anhui province on Sunday.

Four more people in Jiangsu province in China were critically ill with a new form of bird flu yesterday, as cities along the e(...)

Manufacturing across the euro zone fell deeper into decline in March with the Markit's euro zone Manufacturing PMI falling to 46.8 from 47.9 in February. Photograph:   David Jones/PA Wire.

Manufacturing across the euro zone fell deeper into decline in March, although the Cyprus bailout crisis has yet to take a toll on factory acti(...)

Tales of cyber warfare, hacking and industrial espionage, many of them reportedly emanating from China, have abounded in recent months and many(...)

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