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Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for UKHSA, thanked people affected by monkeypox for coming forward, saying they were ‘helping us limit the spread of this infection in the UK’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/PA Wire

Confirmed monkeypox cases in the UK have more than doubled to 57. The figure, released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on Monday, was an incr(...)

 Outside of Massachusetts General Hospital where the first case of Monkeypox virus in the United States in 2022 is being treated for in a male patient in Boston. Photograph: EPA/CJ Gunther

The health service is bracing itself for the arrival of the monkeypox virus, which is spreading in a number of European countries. A committee of the(...)

A farmer works on a field near Lviv, Ukraine, earlier this month. Russia’s invasion has raised fears of shortages in energy and food products globally. Photogfraph: Mykola Tys/ EPA

A series of crises – the pandemic, climate change and supply chain strains – had sent food prices soaring even before Russia invaded Ukraine in Februa(...)

United Nations secretary general António Guterres said the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security ‘threatens to tip tens of millions of people over the edge into food insecurity, followed by malnutrition, mass hunger and famine, in a crisis that could last for years’. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations has warned the Russian invasion of Ukraine has stoked a global food crisis that could threaten tens of millions of people and last (...)

Thomas MacDonell on a peak overlooking the Glenfeshie Valley in the Scottish Highlands on March 30, 2022. MacDonnell is director of conservation and forestry at WIldland Ltd, a company that aims to prove that reviving Scotland’s peat can be environmentally useful and profitable. Photograph: Catherine Hyland/The New York Times

On a gusty morning in the Scottish Highlands, Thomas MacDonell padded across a terrain that looked like nature’s version of a Persian rug. The surface(...)

A draft of Bunreacht na hÉireann, signed by contemporary political dignitaries, is the top lot in a Purcell Auctioneers sale this week (€3,000-€6,000)

The library of the late former minister and journalist Conor Cruise O’Brien, which includes many signed books by and about him, as well as his working(...)

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly have become staples of state-controlled media in the Russian, Chinese, and Arabic language. File photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

When Dublin MEP Clare Daly stood up to denounce sanctions on Russia last week in the European Parliament and say that the EU’s response makes her “abs(...)

The car that carried María Hernández, Yohannes Halefom and Tedros Gebremariam before they were assassinated in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, outside Shewate Hegum, in June last year. Photograph via New York Times

As the fight intensified in northern Ethiopia in June last year, three aid workers from Médecins Sans Frontières jumped into their four-wheel drive an(...)

There are currently 8,205 people, including 2,658 children, in direct provision and emergency accommodation centres across Ireland, according to the latest Government data.  Photograph: Getty Images

The warm welcome given to Ukrainian refugees by the Government proves that the State has been capable of providing a more compassionate support system(...)

Catriona Twomey, of Cork Penny Dinners, is following in the footsteps of her late mother Breda Lynch in making the arduous journey to a war torn area to distribute aid. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Cork woman who has fed thousands of homeless and needy people as the head of a soup kitchen is travelling to the Polish-Ukrainian border this week t(...)

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