Scientists from Trinity College Dublin are to play a central role in the research for a new whooping cough vaccine. Photograph: iStock

A disease doctors thought had long gone has come back to cause illness and even death. But an international team of scientists has been formed to help(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has written an editorial for the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, encouraging people in China to do more for the poor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, to (...)