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An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Mr Moon, a liberal human rights lawyer, won the presidency in an election in May 2017, ending nine years of conservative rule. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A petition calling for South Korean president Moon Jae-in to be impeached had gathered more than 217,000 signatures as of Monday, passing a threshold(...)

Gallup’s findings suggested that ‘having a best friend at work was a more powerful indicator of workplace outcomes than simply having a friend or even a good friend.’ Photograph: iStock

My best friend left the Financial Times a few weeks ago. She wanted to leave, and her departure, after a long notice period, was expected. But it came(...)

The Republic ranks seventh in terms of the percentage of those who volunteer, ninth in the world in terms of the percentage of the population who donate to charity and 25th in terms of helping strangers. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe when it comes to charity giving and volunteering, according to new research. The Charities Aid Founda(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

Mandalay Bay shooting: 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas strip commemorate Stephen Paddock’s victims. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

The night began as a celebration. Thousands gathered in Las Vegas for one last night of song at a long-awaited country-music festival. They had driven(...)

 Protesters wearing cut-outs of South Korean president park Geun-hye (R) and Choi Soon-sil attend a protest denouncing Park over a recent influence-peddling scandal in central Seoul, South Korea last month. Photograph: Reuters

South Korea’s political crisis is deepening after prosecutors accused President Park Geun-hye of collusion in a corruption and influence-peddling case(...)

South Koreans shout slogans as they carry placards reading “Park Geun-hye Out”, during a protest against South Korean president Park Geun-Hye on a main street in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

South Korean president Park Geun-hye faced mounting calls to step down as a record number of people at a massive rally on Saturday criticised her as (...)

North Koreans attend a rally held to gather their willingness for a victory in a possible war against the United States and South Korea in Nampo, North Korea – the country is a state actor of some concern

Cyberterrorism features high in the public mind. In a recent Gallup poll, 79 per cent of Americans ranked a cyberterrorism attack on essential infrast(...)