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Philippines customs officials inspect cargo containers containing tonnes of garbage which had been shipped from Canada to  Manila port, in November  2014. File photograph: Handout/Reuters

A ship carrying 69 containers of waste which had been mislabelled as “plastic recyclables” returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closi(...)

 Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas pleaded guilty to seven murders. Photograph:  Facebook/AFP/Getty Images

A Greek Cypriot army captain was given seven life sentences on Monday after pleading guilty to killing five women and two children in a three-year mur(...)

Tenants facing mass eviction from their bedsits at 32 and 34 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A group of low- and middle-income tenants in Dublin 4 facing homelessness because their landlord plans to sell up have appealed to their TD, Minister (...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Residents wade through flooded streets after Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Calumpit, Bulacan, on September 17th, 2018: Construction  must be proactive, not reactive. Photograph: Noel Celis

In 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut battered the Philippines, triggering dozens of landslides and extensive flooding before it then slammed into Hong Kong, caus(...)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping toasted the Russian leader  Vladimir Putin as his 	‘best friend’.   Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

As China pivots towards Russia amid its escalating trade war with Washington, military tensions have been ratcheted up in the region on a number of fr(...)

Fiona Geraghty who died in Dubai was ‘lively but calm, strong but gentle, innovative and creative’, her school said

The family of an Irish teacher killed in a Dubai bus crash have said it was “with broken hearts” that they announced her death. Fiona Geraghty was am(...)

Australian Federal Police  investigators leave the ABC building after a raid on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bianca De Marchi/AAP/Reuters

One journalist is being investigated for reporting that several boats filled with asylum seekers recently tried to reach Australia from Sri Lanka. Ano(...)

Health officials spraying disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm in Hanoi before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. Photograph:  AFP

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling(...)

Mark Hennessy was shot dead by a garda in Cherrywood last May.

An armed Garda member who fired the shot that resulted in the death of Mark Hennessy, who abducted and murdered Jastine Valdez last year, will face no(...)

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