The app is being released first in Zambia

Facebook unveils new internet app

16.39 Facebook has unveiled an app to allow people around the world with mobile phones but no internet access to access online services for health, education and basic communications.

It is hoped the telescope will help astronomers build an unprecedented 3D map of our section of the galaxy

€740m telescope ready to start mapping Milky Way

29 Jul A telescope which cost almost three-quarters of a billion euro and is designed to provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way has overcome its teething problems and is ready to start work.

New research suggests having an epidural during labour may affect levels of post-partum depression

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

23 Jul Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.

Authorities plan to disclose details about the cyber fraud ring today

StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring

23 Jul Ebay's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose today as they announce arrests in the case.

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox issued a statement after media report of the offer

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in Time Warner bid

16 Jul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc has said it offered to buy Time Warner Inc, a move that would unite two of the world's most powerful media conglomerates, but Time Warner rejected its offer.

Equipment includes surgical training technology

Hi-tech surgical unit to help African surgeons

10 Jul Surgeons in Africa are to benefit from a donation by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) of a high-tech mobile surgical skills unit which will be used for training and up-skilling.

A geiger counter is used to measure radiation

Slight increase in radiation in Ireland

09 Jul A new study has found radiation exposure levels in homes, workplaces, food and medical treatments in Ireland have risen slightly over the past six years.

Pope Francis' twitter account has over 4 million followers

Vatican plans to re-vamp media strategy

09 Jul Former chairman of the BBC Trust Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernise the Holy See's media strategy.

Google says it has eceived more than 70,000 requests relating to a quarter of a million websites

Google denies being over zealous on removals

04 Jul Internet search engine Google has denied it is being deliberately over-zealous in implementing a European Court of Justice ruling granting ordinary people the "right to be forgotten" online.