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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and New York Health commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett (L-R) have lunch at The Meatball Shop in New York yesterday. Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer ate at the restaurant earlier this week and de Blasio wanted to reassure New Yorkers it was safe to eat there. Photograph: Reuters

An 18-year-old West African woman is being tested for Ebola after emigrating to Australia from Guinea with eight other family members 11 days ago, st(...)

 Unhelpful welcome: refugees on the roof  of  Port Hedland   detention centre in Western Australia in the 1990s

Governments and communities trying to deal with the problem of refugees and asylum seekers should focus less on the minutiae of international laws an(...)

“One evening, when I was visiting, he suddenly presented me with the old watch over dinner. I have two brothers, and I pointed this out with some anxiety, feeling slightly old-fashioned and sexist as I did.  But as I no longer climb trees, or tend to lose things much any more, I accepted his gift. “

My father is a man of a certain generation who has never worn jewellery. He married at a time when women wore wedding rings, but men did not. I have n(...)

The hotel in Melbourne which faced a bill for Aus$500,000 after the flooding incident.

A Roscommon man who pleaded guilty in a Melbourne court this week to causing more than AUS$500,000 (€ 335,350) damage to a hotel in April last year ha(...)

A Roscommon man has pleaded guilty in a Melbourne court to causing more than AUS$500,000 (€ 335,350) damage to a hotel in April last year.After a heav(...)

 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Tributes have poured in for former Hull KR and Ireland Rugby League forward Ryan Tandy, who has died in Australia at the age of 32, reportedly (...)

Guiding hands: young Irish professionals at an event hosted by the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce during last year’s Lions rugby tour

Even seasoned businesspeople could feel out of their depth trying to carve out a career in a new country, but for young professionals and recent gradu(...)

Approaching dark clouds seen above Port Douglas in Queensland today before tropical Cyclone Ita arrives. Photograph:  Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Residents and tourists on Friday were evacuating parts of Australia’s northeast coast, home to the Great Barrier Reef, as the strongest cyclone(...)

Incident happened at a tourist attraction in the town of Mount Isa (marked in  red) in the Australian state of Queensland.

An Irish man has died following an accident in the Australian mining town of Mount Isa. (...)

A  Ctrip.com International Ltd membership card. Ctrip.com International Ltd is China’s biggest online ticketing agent

Travelling in China is next to impossible without Ctrip these days. It’s the country’s largest online travel agent and it offers services to m(...)

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