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Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz: remains committed to the Saudi-authored peace plan adopted by the 2002 Beirut Arab summit.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has told the US that Israel must withdraw from conquered Arab territory and Palestinians must have their state before the kingdom will no(...)

A visitor at the German Historical Museum  stands in front of a painting by  Anton von Werner. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images

More than 20.98 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and at least 759,053 have died from the(...)

Passengers disembarking a ferry from Sweden in Elsingoere, Denmark before the borders closed in March. Photograph:  Claus Bjoern Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Denmark is opening its borders to neighbouring Sweden for the first time in nearly five months after it became one of the few European countries with (...)

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A Ryanair aircraft has landed safely at Oslo’s main airport after receiving a bomb threat while in the air, Norwegian police wrote on Twitter on Frida(...)

Trinity Biomedical Science Institute: Prof Colm Cunningham, who leads the  lab, believes that focusing on brain energy metabolism may offer routes to mitigating delirium.

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new link between impaired energy metabolism in the brain and delirium, a disorienting and dis(...)

With taxis having much higher mileages than an average private car, they are seen as a crucial battleground in the fight against climate change

The new Governmeent is expected to bring ever-increasing pressure on the taxi industry to switch from its current diesel-heavy fleet to electric cars.(...)

Andrew Coscoran training in Balbriggan during the lockdown at the end of March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s Dream Mile night, Oslo, and at the bell Ray Flynn is right on the heels of John Walker and Steve Scott, all three running somewhere around world (...)

A Palestinian national flag flies over buildings in the village of Fasayil, facing farms in the Jewish settlement of Tomer, in the Jordan valley. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh

Human rights experts have urged the world community to reject Israel’s plan to annex one-third of the occupied West Bank and condemned United States s(...)

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