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Residents gather In Tacloban amidst the devastation icaused by Typhoon Haiyan

Peter Murtagh in Cebu, the Philippines   The United Nations wants to step up significantly its relief operation in the Philippines and has appealed f(...)

Seeking a way out of the city, residents of Tacloban, Philippines, some injured, gather at the wreckage of the local airport. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

Irish charities have renewed appeals for relief aid as new storms threaten to hamper rescue efforts in the Philippines. Plan Ireland chief exec(...)

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters.

Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday after a super typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 in the central P(...)

Young boys play on concrete blocks at Dili’s port, as a container ship sails in. Photograph: Cedric Arnold/realfeatures.com

Eleven years after independence, the array of socioeconomic challenges facing Timor-Leste remains significant. According to the United Nations Develop(...)

You know the figures are going to be big when places such as Monte Carlo and Malta start raising their heads in the course of a commercial court actio(...)

A global conference on mobile health education is coming to Dublin. More than 30 experts in medicine, mobile technology and healthcare will visit the (...)

Opposition leader Tony Abbott addresses the media as his daughter Francis Abbott looks on at the Rosella factory yesterday in Dandenong, Australia. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Liberal-National coalition, which looks set to win a landslide victory in tomorrow’s Australian election, has been sharply criticised by the Unite(...)

A Syrian refugee girl looks from a tent at the Domiz refugee camp in the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk. The number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland reached 1 million today. Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

US and allied intelligence agencies have made a preliminary assessment that chemical weapons were used by Syrian forces in an attack near Damascus thi(...)

Despite the concerted effort made by various charities to keep the Makeni school alive, St Joseph’s has to battle for every cent: on current projections the school will run out of money next month.

There was no mistaking the presence of the Catholics in Makeni, a large town three hours inland from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Past the d(...)

Tourists come to Ireland and hope to visit places connected with our beer and whiskey industries just as they would want to visit a vineyard in France. Photograph: Reuters

I work in the alcohol industry. I work so that people can share a drink with colleagues in the pub on a Friday evening. I work so that people can invi(...)

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