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(...)

Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.That is the driving assu(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan. The State is  being urged to sign up to a global declaration aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use under international law  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State is being urged to sign up to a global declaration on “safe schools” aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use (...)

Syrian refugee children at the souk in Al- Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.  Photograph: Jordan Pix/Getty Images

Before the conflict in Syria emptied hundreds of thousands of refugees into Jordan, the kingdom’s government had made projections of population growth(...)

Nepalese civilians and police personnel clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu on May 2nd, 2015, one week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal’s earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives. Photograph: Menahem Kahanem/AFP 1:23

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake was being held up at the country’s only international airport because of (...)

Thousands of residents take shelter in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands of people homel(...)

People load an aircraft with emergency aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross at Liege airport in Belgium prior to its departure to Yemen. Photograph: Sophie Kip/AFP/Getty Images.

The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in Sana’a on Friday after weeks of conflict which have displaced 100,000 people and create(...)

 South Yemenis stand on a tank used by militiamen loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following clashes with Houthi fighters in the  port city of Aden on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

As the US expedited arms deliveries to the Saudi-led coalition, the UN warned the situation in Yemen could become “catastrophic”. Trond Jensen, head o(...)

Niall Conroy: “I’m currently looking into doing a PhD on newborn care in Africa.”

It’s a phrase often overused when speaking about poverty in Africa – “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he eats for a lif(...)

Followers of the Houthi rebels rally in Sanaa  against  Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen on  April 1st, 2015. The banner reads, “You commit major crimes against the Yemenis to please the Americans and Israelis”. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, a(...)