Relief personnel unload boxes of bottled water from a military helicopter after the second major earthquake hit Aso city, Kumamoto

Death toll from latest Japan quake rises to 32

16 Apr Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud today to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 32 people and injuring about 1,000.

A huge pile of tusks was pulverised before being incinerated

Malaysia destroys huge haul of elephant ivory

14 Apr Malaysia this morning destroyed 9,500kg of elephant ivory it had seized over the years, which authorities hope will help deter smugglers who have long used the country as a trans-shipment point.

The houses could cost €243k per unit

Rapid build houses could cost €243k each

12 Apr The cost of rapid build housing for homeless families in Ballymun could reach €243,000 per unit, far more than the €100,000 figure originally discussed for modular housing units, RTÉ News has learned.