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Nina Pham – who contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian man – pictured in a frame grab from video provided by Texas Health Resources at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Photograph: AP

1976 — A school teacher in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, becomes the first documented person to contract the Ebola virus and later dies(...)

A woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

The number of people known to have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record had risen to 4,033 out of 8,399 cases in seven countries by Wednesday of(...)

File image of asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters marching from the Dáil to The Department of Justice on Stephens Green in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Over 100 asylum seekers protesting in Waterford have welcomed a decision of the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) to meet them but said they will(...)

Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)

 A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Residents in the country prepare for a nationwide three-day curfew that will allow health workers to conduct a door-to-door campaign sensitizing individuals on the Ebola virus and identifying those who may have already contracted it. Photograph: Tanya Bindra/EPA

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and called on all states to provide u(...)

From left: Bernardetta Boggian, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, three Italian nuns murdered while working as missionaries in Burundi. EPA/Sandro Capatti/Xaverian Missionaries of Parma

Three Italian nuns were found murdered over the weekend in the north of Burundi’s capital, officials and a priest in the African state said yesterday.(...)

A Liberian healthcare workers preparing to pick up the body of a victim of Ebola from the waiting area of the ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the UN health agency said today, warning that an international effort costing (...)

Outgoing UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay giving  an interview  in her office in Geneva earlier this month. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay last night rebuked the UN security council for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined nati(...)

Dr Martin Mansergh, who delivered the graveside oration, at the grave of Roger Casement in Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TheStability of Northern Irish institutions should not be threatened by electoral considerations in the Republic, Dr Martin Mansergh has said. Former (...)

 In September 1961, 150 soldiers from A Company were ordered to protect the local population.  Photograph: Defence Force Archive

Nothing was ever said and there was never any official opprobrium attaching to them. But the men of A Company, 35th Battalion of the Defence Forces al(...)

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