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Garrett Kelleher: he said the case was a “travesty of justice” for the Liberians, who have been pursuing their claim for 25 years

Developer Garrett Kelleher has vowed to appeal the ruling of a US judge who warned that he was considering having the Irishman and two others prosecu(...)

Barry Andrews with children in Syria: he has stepped down as CEO of Goal which is one of a number of aid agencies being investigated by the US Office of Inspector General. Photograph: courtesy of Goal

It started with a single lorry. In it were Goal field workers, bringing their first supplies to Harem town, in Idlib province in north Syria. Winter w(...)

A support group for soldiers had previously said the Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial drug Lariam. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Gerry Rooney, head of a representative group for the defence forces has said the Department of Defence should offer an alternative to the anti-malaria(...)

Africa’s elephant population fell about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, according to a new report. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Africa’s elephant population fell about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservati(...)

Derry Connolly: “This election is a terrible choice”

The latest opinion polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual dead heat in the US presidential race. Among some immigrant communities(...)

The Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam,  a support group for soldiers has said. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam, despite the Gover(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers secure the   entrance of the Philippine embassy in Beijing: The road to the mission was closed off by authorities  although the situation remained  calm. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing issued a swift and irate response to a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague in favour of the Philippines on China’s claims over di(...)

An Ebola burial site in  Sierra Leone. Concern Worldwide  and the International Federation of the Red Cross took over the safe burial of victims in a way which allowed family members to be present. They had previously been barred amid fears of contagion.  Photograph: Concern Worldwide

Irish charity Concern raised €182.2 million last year – a 27 per cent increase on the previous year – according to annual figures just filed with the(...)

The Catarata del Toro waterfall falling into a volcano crater

The leaf on the ant’s back is three times the size of its body. Stretched in a long line, its colleagues are following along the top of a yellow wall.(...)

The hospital is the last place you want to end up, and never more so than when you’re travelling. Aside rom the Zika virus (read Travel advice: Zika)(...)

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