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Author and journalist Christina Lamb. Photograph: David Levenson/ Getty Images

In Rwanda six years ago, I watched a grown man wail and realised I knew little about the horrors humans inflict on each other. He was a prominent memb(...)

A medical staffer watches from a tent at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In the neverending war between humans and microbes, the smaller of those two combatants is perpetually probing for the weakest link. That could be a(...)

Dr Mary Harney: The unveiling of newly commissioned portraits in  Trinity are  part of the Hist250 anniversary celebrations. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A series of portraits celebrating some of the most prominent members of Trinity College Dublin’s College Historical Society, known as the “Hist”, were(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

A tourist wearing a protective respiratory mask outside the  Coliseum in  Rome on Friday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus spread further on Friday, with cases reported for the first time in six more countries across three continents leading the World Healt(...)

Travellers at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. File photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has said that the coronavirus could reach most “if not all countries”. The warning comes after more confirmed cases be(...)

HSE staff who are activating the public awareness campaign for Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the baggage hall of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The cabin crew on an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin from northern Italy on which a woman travelled before testing positive for the coronaviurs have been (...)

Mabel Chah from Cameroon with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  at a citizenship ceremony in the INEC, Killarney on December 9th. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Some 5,000 people from 135 countries are set to be sworn in as Irish citizens next week. The 5,000 candidates, including people from the UK, Poland, (...)

Pregnant women do not appear to have been trafficked in numbers until now, according to the immigration service. File photograph: iStock

At least 25 pregnant African women went missing from refugee centres in the Netherlands in November and December in what is feared may be a new develo(...)

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