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Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

Stoneybatter’s annual street party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin’s Stoneybatter has been named the coolest place in Ireland and among the top 50 most exciting neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out, which ha(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

Dagogo Hart: “Not all people are ignorant, they understand who you are but they just don’t want you to be in their country.” Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Shortly after he arrived in Ireland, Dagogo Hart had to take a test to prove he could speak English. His initial amusement at the suggestion that a na(...)

Local people at the scene of the building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria on  Thursday. Photograph: AP/Sunday Alamba

Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as(...)

A child (in  blue top) is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

An unknown number of people have been killed and up to 100 children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary (...)

Independent National Electoral Commission  officials collate results from various polling units at the INEC Yola North Local Government Area Office in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

As many as 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday after voters went to the polls in a tight preside(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari casts his vote in Nigeria’s presidential election at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election has arrived, amid heavy gunfire, voting technology failures and reports of vote-buying in some areas. So(...)

A street vendor is pictured next to a campaign poster of Atiku Abubakar, leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, February 12t. Photograph: Reuters/Luc Gnago

Muhammadu Buhari won the presidency in a historic election in Nigeria four years ago by promising to crush two scourges that had plagued the nation fo(...)

Det Garda Eamon Moran  leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after a  High Court garda compensation hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A detective whose face was slashed with a razor blade on a plane as he accompanied a man being deported from the State, has been awarded €25,000 damag(...)

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