Olivier Herbert and Miquel Ballester Salva of Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to offer customers a phone made with the fairest possible components.

On average we look at our smartphones 110 times a day. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, most of us look but don’t see what we dig out of our po(...)

Long tradition of peacekeeping ... Irish soldiers boarding plane from Baldonnel   for Congo as part of the 1960 UN   mission. in which  nine would die in an ambush   at Niemba.

In an organisation as durable and complex as the United Nations, opportunities for reform do not come along very often. It is also singularly rare for(...)

Karenzi Karake (54), director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, was arrested at London Heathrow Airport on Saturday, British police said. The picture was taken when he was still a serving major general in the Rwandan forces. File photograph:   Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images

Rwanda has said it is an “outrage” for Britain to have arrested its intelligence chief at the request of Spain, which wants him on war crimes charges,(...)

Professor Simon Fishel, president of the Care fertility group, said: “This case is important and highlights a future direction of human reproductive technologies. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had her ovarian tissue removed and frozen following a childhood illness has made history by giving birth after having her fertility restor(...)

EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday to announce plans for other EU member states to take 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Other EU member states will accept 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece over the next two years under proposals announced by the European Commission (...)

A Rohingya migrant child poses for an identification picture at a temporary shelter  in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Three hundred refugees due to come to Ireland under a new EU scheme will be given integration courses in Dublin before being resettled elsewhere in t(...)

Voters from an Internally Displaced People camp in Maiduguri queue to get registered for Nigeria’s presidential elections. Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. Photograph: Stringer/AFP Photo/Getty Images

The number of people displaced within their own countries was the worst in a generation last year, but there is little sign of governments taking acti(...)

A Croí  programmes manager said some 90 per cent of heart disease and stroke occurrence is due to risk factors such as smoking, diet and weight and physical activity levels - which means 90 per cent of it is preventable.

Migrant women from Poland, China and eight African states are participating in a health initiative in Galway which aims to raise awareness about heart(...)

Pope Francis waves at the end of the Easter mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters.

Pope Francis made an appeal for peace in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land and other strife torn zones in his traditional Easter blessing. In his “Urbi et Or(...)

A report by sanitation charity WaterAid and the World Health Organization says every year half a million babies die before they reach a month old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 per cent have no sou(...)