Mohammad Rafique with his wife, Rafika Begum, three-year-old Waheeda and seven-year-old Jamalida. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

In a three-bedroom terraced house in Carlow town Mohammad Rafique is talking about his father. His father lives in the teeming Rohingya refugee camps,(...)

Unidentified men carry the body of an Ukrainian serviceman who reportedly was killed in fighting at the Donetsk International Airport, during an exhumation of bodies of Ukrainian servicemen which was organized by the OSCE and Red Cross at the destroyed Donetsk International Airport. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Amnesty International has accused government and rebel forces in Ukraine of torturing prisoners and claims the militants have executed detainees, as (...)

A boy begging in an alleyway off Dawson Street in Dublin. The State must address delays in the provision of social housing and ensure emergency housing “is appropriate to children’s needs”, says the Ombudsman for Children’s report. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is tolerating “unacceptable” levels of child poverty, standing over discrimination in schools and failing to protect children from viol(...)

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(...)

Peter Sutherland is to retire as chairman of Goldman Sachs International, after 20 years in the role. Photo: Aidan Crawley

Peter Sutherland is to retire as chairman of Goldman Sachs International, after 20 years in the role.The former attorney general is due to retire at t(...)

Rohingya migrant children who arrived by boat, receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters 1:36

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear t(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Aceh province. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Crowded under tarpaulin tents strewn with rubbish and boxes of water, the Burmese and Bangladeshi migrants speak of horrors at sea: of murders, of peo(...)

Pope Francis greets  Mahmoud Abbas during a canonisation ceremony in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, yesterday. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

In a ceremony rich in both political and religious symbolism, Pope Francis yesterday canonised two 19th-century Palestinian nuns. The elevation to s(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Indonesia where hundreds of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are taking temporary shelter after they were rescued by Indonesian fishermen. Photograph: Romeo Gacadromeo/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia urged Burma (Myanmar) on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the (...)

Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, who arrived in Indonesia by boat, are transported in a cart to a temporary shelter in Langsa, Indonesia’s Aceh Province May 15th, 2015. Photograph: Syifa/Antara Foto/Reuters

Nearly 800 “boat people” were brought ashore in Indonesia on Friday, but other vessels crammed with migrants were sent back to sea despite a UN call (...)