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A car under  debris  after an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece, in July  2017. Photograph: Reuters/Costas Baltas

Google and Harvard University have just announced new research in seismology using artificial intelligence. Researches have “trained” computers using (...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said her staff does not yet see “contagion” spreading to multiple countries beyond those currently fighting investor flight. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Christine Lagarde has warned that the escalating US-China trade war could deliver a “shock” to already struggling emerging markets, raising the prospe(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

People walk near a road damaged by a large earthquake at Kayangan Port in Lombok, Indonesia. Photograph: Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/via Reuters

At least 10 people were killed by strong tremors that rocked Indonesia’s holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, authorities said, following the latest in(...)

Rescuers evacuate the survivor of a crashed  aircraft in Papua, Indonesia. Photograph: Papua Cendrawasih Military Command/EPA

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight bodies and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, local police sai(...)

Spices have been part of Irish cooking since the Middle Ages. Photograph: iStock

We often overlook the role of spices in Irish cooking, or rather we use them unconsciously, adding a little nutmeg here, a bit of mace there. I suppos(...)

An aerial view of Gili Trawangan island following Sunday’s earthquake in Lombok Island, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.

On Sunday evening a magnitude seven earthquake hit Lombok island in Indonesia, killing at least 131 people. On Thursday a smaller 6.2 magnitude afters(...)

Indonesian motorists ride past collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Tanjung on Lombok island on August 9th, 2018. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, less than a week after a 6.9-magnitude tremor that is believed to have killed(...)

 Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, exits the Kuala Lumpur high court on Wednesday after he pleaded not guilty to money-laundering charges. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges on Wednesday, as the country’s new government looked for a(...)

Aoife and Jenna Mehigan were on the island of Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia when Sunday’s earthquake struck. Photograph: Aoife Mehigan

Aoife Mehigan and her wife Jenna were in their wooden beachside hut getting ready to change for dinner on Sunday night when the walls of their room be(...)

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