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US president Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday. It is the first time the president has played golf since the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following (...)

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(...)

Venezuelan children in a refuge in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Paul Musiol

When Barreto Yasmerys arrived in Peru last year she planned to earn some money before sending for her teenage daughter in Venezuela. The 39-year-old f(...)

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, has dismissed the pandemic as a “fantasy” driven by “a little flu”. Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

As the pandemic hit hard early this month it overwhelmed Ecuador’s business capital, Guayaquil, now the epicentre of coronavirus in Latin America. It (...)

Relatives of a person who died from  new coronaviruscarry the wrapped coffin in a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday. Photograph: José Sánchez Lindao/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid (...)

A screenshot of NUIG’s online graduation which took place on Monday morning. Photograph: NUIG on Facebok live

The graduation of 190 medical students from NUIG has been fast-tracked to ensure more doctors are available to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. NU(...)

Funeral home workers wearing protective gear wait beside a coffin in a truck outside  Teodoro Maldonado Carbo hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador,   the centre of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Vicente Gaibor del Pino/Reuters

Ecuador’s government has begun storing the bodies of victims of coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guay(...)

Christina Park with her two boys, Cathal and Oisín Whelan.

Unable to leave their holiday apartment in Peru, following a national lockdown order, Christina Park, her husband and their two boys have, nevertheles(...)

Brian Bateman, from Terenure in Dublin, and Aoife Murphy, from Kilcock in Co Kildare, who have been unable to get a flight back to Ireland.

An Irish couple has issued a plea to the Government to help them get home from Argentina where they have been left stranded due to the coronavirus cri(...)

Julian Assange (left) in a courtroom sketch  during his extradition  hearing in London on Monday. Photograph: Julia Quenzler/Reuters

The US attempt to extradite Julian Assange on espionage charges, is an “abuse of power”, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer told a London court on Monday.(...)

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