Gavin Carroll, general manager of the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and bartender Mario De Santis toast the return of the third annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s Merchant Hotel

Belfast’s food and drink scene is buzzing. The city’s Restaurant Week returns on September 23rd-29th, and a month-long Festival of Prosecco is we(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the second anniversary of the exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation centre sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its inmates. In a deser(...)

Migrants celebrate aboard the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship, jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, as six EU countries agreed to take them in after 14 days at sea. Photograph: ANNE CHAON/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to accept an as-yet undisclosed number of migrants from the Ocean Viking ship, which has been drifting in the Mediterranean (...)

A migrant  being rescued at sea after diving from the Open Arms ship off the coast of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Photograph: EPA/Italian Coast Guard

Beside Khoms Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre, in northwest Libya, bodies are washing up on the shore. It’s been nearly a month since as many (...)

The measles vaccine must be kept cold, making it hard to transport in DRC. File photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

More people have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo than the total number of people who have died in a year-long Ebola outbreak(...)

Italian deputy PM and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini: said the boats were not Rome’s problem. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from brin(...)

Detained migrants  protest at Zintan detention centre in May 2019. Detainees were seeking for better conditions and wanted action to prevent further  deaths.

More than 80 per cent of refugees and migrants locked up in one Libyan detention centre may have tuberculosis due to overcrowding and poor conditions,(...)

A female volunteer sits with her baby at a educational meeting about Ebola in Goma, eastern DRC. The meeting is part of a community outreach initiative aimed at preparing in case the outbreak spreads to the city. Photograph: Sally Hayden

At the back of North Kivu Provincial Hospital in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a young man in a tank top ducks out of a(...)

 Health workers take part in the funeral of Kahumbu Ngalyakuthi, a woman who got infected in her home village of Mutwanga, some 40km from Beni in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 12th. Photograph: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to struggle with the second largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, officials say poor medical train(...)

Prof Helen Whelton believes Ireland’s hospitals need to be scaled up. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Helen Whelton believes in the power of research to improve people’s lives and boost the economy. So much so, in fact, that she argues research in(...)

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