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Around half the world’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Take a good look at your smartphone. From the display and metal casing to the circuit boards that power the device, your phone is a mine of precious m(...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

US Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca, Cyprus, to move within striking range of Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syria, where he has threatened missile strikes in response to a suspected poison(...)

Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook departing Larnaca, Cyprus on Monday.  Photograph: AFP/Navy Office of Information/MC2 Alyssa Weeks

Tensions between Washington and Moscow reached fever pitch on Wednesday as Donald Trump warned that the US was about to launch a missile strike on Syr(...)

Michael Dwyer was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009. Photograph: PA Wire

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has deemed admissible a petition filed against Bolivia by the family of Irishman Michael Dwyer o(...)

Dublin Airport: Twenty eight thousand people were refused entry to Ireland between 2008 and 2016, according to the Irish Immigrant Support Centre’s  report. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

People refused immigration entry to Ireland who are then held in prisons are being denied basic rights including legal aid, medical treatment and inte(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Do vegetarian truly understand the effect of eating quinoa and avocado on the cost of human lives in countries such as Mexico and Bolivia?

The march of the vegetarians and the vegans continues as we in the restaurant trade get more and more requests for food suitable for this particular b(...)

 The iconic image of Che Guevera which Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick produced a year  after  the revolutionary’s death in 1968

The Irish artist who produced the image of Che Guevara which has now turned up on an An Post stamp said he is proud of the development. Many Cuban-Am(...)

An anti-government activist protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The constitutional stand-off in Venezuela has intensified. The country is now home to two rival legislatures vying with each other for power from the (...)

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