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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(...)

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(...)

Inhabitants of the mainly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, deposit bodies of  victims of  clashes in front of the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in the city. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in Central African Republic’s capital in front of(...)

Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

UN peacekeepers patrol  a polling station in Bangui in the Central African Republic. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui have started voting in the country’s presidential election, with hope that a new president (...)

Pope Francis gives his blessing during a visit to an internally displaced people camp at St Saviour parish in Bangui on November 29th, 2015. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

On his tour of Africa, Pope Francis gave a blessing at a refugee camp in St Savoir in Bangui, Central African Republic on Sunday. Thankfully for thos(...)

Pope Francis walks with the pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a mass in the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of ha(...)

Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York September 26th, 2015. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Fierce fighting between militia and UN peacekeepers erupted in Central African Republic on Tuesday as President Catherine Samba-Panza rushed back earl(...)

A soldier looks at smoke billowing from the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi position in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib on September 15th, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Stringer

If displaced people had a country of their own it would be bigger than Spain. The numbers – 50 million and rising – are set to grow, soon and signific(...)

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon: “Ultimate responsibility rests with governments who send their people.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned after a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and ex(...)

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