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The report suggests that individual cities, such as Dublin,  could make huge gains by using blockchain to create a secure and common ledger to manage real-time data around areas such as transportation, energy and utilities

As much as 10 per cent of the world’s wealth will likely be stored on blockchain technology by 2027, according to a new report from networking giant C(...)

 Indian commuters drive amidst heavy smog in New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

The life expectancy of a child born today will be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on(...)

Well-known companies including AB InBev, Accenture, BBVA, Barclays, IBM, Deutsche Telecom, SAP, Repsol and Telefonica, are among the signatories pledging to support blockchain technology

More than 100 organisations have come together to promote a global framework for the development of blockchain in a move seen as a turning point in ga(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home in  Beira, central Mozambique on Friday. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are s(...)

Yemeni children  wait for food rations  in Sana’a, Yemen. ‘The children of Yemen have suffered far too long, living in conditions no human being should ever have to bear.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has welcomed the agreement reached by Saudi-sponsored and rebel Houthi forces for an imminent withdrawal from Yemen’(...)

Irish kickboxing legend Billy Murray, now trainer of  world champions, at his Prokick Gym in Belfast. Photograph:  Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

It’s a rainy Thursday night, and the street outside Billy Murray’s famous kick-boxing gym in East Belfast is dark and deserted. But as soon as I walk(...)

Narrowing the education gap: pupils at Francis Street CBS primary school, in Dublin, in a yoga class

At Francis Street CBS primary school, in south inner-city Dublin, the work of narrowing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their better-off peer(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

If you have used Uber lately, listened to digital music from Sony or even attended a National Gallery of London exhibition, there’s a good chance that(...)

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