Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

A young Syrian outside his trailer at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Refugees’ resignation and resilience combine with major infrastructure investments to make the place feel ever more like an entrenched city than a makeshift way station. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

Bicycles are the new basics for the world’s largest concentration of Syrians who have fled their country’s bloody civil war. Thousands traverse thi(...)

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Between the Viking Splash chaos, the harried commuters and the throngs of students, all of life is here on Dublin’s Dame Street. Few would be aware of(...)

A group of migrants leaves a collection point in the village of Roszke, Hungary. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Hungary’s prime minister yesterday angrily accused illegal migrants of “rebelling” against the rule of law in his country as security forces across Eu(...)

Former Barcelona FC player Patrick Kluivert: Unicef Uganda has joined FC Barcelona and other sport organisations  to highlight Ugandan child survival. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images

The number of children dying before their fifth birthday has been reduced globally by more than half since 2000, according to the latest figures from (...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C) shades her eyes against the sun at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Sunday. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

Girls’ rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has marked her 18th birthday by calling on world leaders to stop “failing” the people of Syria. Speaking at(...)

A shopkeeper with little to sell to customers who have little money to spend in Wau Shilluk, a village where the population has swelled with refugees, in South Sudan, on June 17th. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead. Nearly half the population of the world’s newest nation, South(...)

Minahil Sarfraz on Direct Provision: “I’m a girl who every day wakes up in a mobile home. Not big enough to roam. Frighterned every night not knowing the out comel. A ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.” Photograph: Maxwells

Young people have presented a report to the United Nations highlighting their views on the greatest pressures and complications facing children and te(...)

A girl  feeds her younger sister while preparing for the first day school at a temporary shelter in Bungmati, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Thousands of children affected by last month’s earthquake in Nepal returned to schools on Sunday, a working day in the Himalayan nation, five weeks af(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)