Aela De Deus, a coffee farmer from East Timor’s Emera distric, prepares dried coffee parchement before it is transfred into bags for transport to Dili. Photograph: Cedric Arnold/realfeatures.com

Armindo de Deus has worked all his life as a coffee farmer in the Ermera district of Timor-Leste. He is a wiry, weather-beaten man with darting, milky(...)

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister and promised immediate action to slow the stream of asylum seekers arriving by boats from I(...)

Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD with his proposal to introduce standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products, which was approved by the Government. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  Minister for Health Dr James Reilly pictured earlier this week announcing  his proposal to introduce new packaging for tobacco products without branding. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES.

RONAN McGREEVY Minister for Health James Reilly has recalled his brother’s death from smoking and his father, who was blind for the last 14 years of h(...)

Wommera in South Australia has been closed to the public since 1947, when it was used for Cold War rocket and nuclear tests by Britain, Australia and the US. Image: Google Maps

Australia will ease access restrictions on the world’s largest weapons test range in the remote outback - an area larger than England - to unlock an e(...)

A second Australian government minister quit today in the fallout from a bungled leadership ballot. The failed attempt to depose prime m(...)

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