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Best in Show, left, by Vinita Khemka from India, a winner at   World Flower Show 2014 at the RDS today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The World Flower Show 2014 is under way in the RDS, with as many as 20,000 people hoped to attend. This is the first time Ireland has hosted the even(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores a goal during their international friendly soccer match against Peru at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

England 3 Peru 0 As send-offs go, England’s final appearance at Wembley before the World Cup should at least encourage the belief Roy Hodgson’s team a(...)

Ireland competitiveness ranking has been rising every year since being ranked 24th most competitive country in the world in 2011.

Ireland has improved its competitiveness for a fourth straight year, according to a prestigious international ranking, reaching 15th place in the worl(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson  will take in the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Italy in London. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

England manager Roy Hodgson has told his players that World Cup starting places are up for grabs in the coming weeks.Hodgson’s 23-man squad touched d(...)

Why did people of the 19th century consider tomatoes to be poisonous? The answer lies in the origin of tomatoes. Photograph: Frank Miller

My elderly American cousin was talking tomatoes as she drove me into Salem to walk the heritage trail and visit the courthouse. Tomatoes were the last(...)

Danish chef Rene Redzepi, the co-owner of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards were announced last night in London. Here is the full list of this year’s winners. You can read Catherine(...)

Glencore agreed to pay 550 pence per share for Caracal, which has been its partner in Chad since 2012, the two companies said in a joint statement put  out  by Glencore yesterday. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Mining company Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for about £800 million a deal that will allow the com(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)

Children sleep in the open in an elevated area in the city of Iquique, northern Chile, in expectation of further tremors this week. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late yesterday in the wake of the fatal major quake on Tuesday, but there were no(...)

The dangers from melting Arctic ice have been highlighted by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Melting Arctic sea ice, bleached coral reefs and multiple dangers to human security from heatwaves, flooding and increasing food scarcity in a (...)

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