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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(...)

As late as 2007, it was still being built, new, in China and Nigeria.

It was a time of trouble and strife, a time of mass public protests. A time of wars being fought in far away places, with people about whom we knew li(...)

A woman walks past a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two unidentified projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said. The launches came hours after the (...)

Harvey Keitel was originally cast in the lead role but, deemed unacceptable, was replaced by Martin Sheen (above)

Forty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola finally premiered Apocalypse Now at the Cannes film festival. The movie had been mooted a decade earlier. Produc(...)

Patients attend the Remote Area Medical Clinic which treats the poorest in America, those squeezed out by ‘the punishing health system’. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

It’s shortly after 5.30am on Saturday morning and on the outskirts of the small town of Emporia in rural Virginia, it is still the black of night. Ou(...)

The idea of offsetting is that to compensate for the carbon emissions from your own lifestyle, you pay to have an equivalent amount of carbon reduced from another location, or to at least have enough trees planted to absorb the carbon your pricey German sports machine has emitted

As car makers, especially those that make expensive, profligate, high-performance cars, come under ever-closer scrutiny for their part in climate chan(...)

Kerry’s Sean Ó Sé and Paul Brennan of Donegal. The counties meet again at Croke Park next Sunday. PhotographCathal Noonan/Inpho

All of 37 years since his father PJ refereed the All-Ireland final that famously settled the last attempt at five-in-a-row, Paraic McGrath will take t(...)

Former US first lady Lady Bird Johnson (polka-dot dress), her husband former president Lyndon B Johnson (dark suit) and former vice-president Spiro T Agnew (holding glass, far right)  at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, watching the launch of  Apollo 11  on its mission to carry out the first  manned lunar landing. Photograph: National Geographic/Getty Images

There has been a lot in the media over the past weeks as we close in like a moon lander on the 50th anniversary of the first touchdown by a human on t(...)

The Reform Party candidate  Ross Perot addresses  a Christian Coalition conference in Washington during the 1996 US presidential election campaign. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

H Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a c(...)

 Donald Trump looks on during the ‘Salute to America’ 4th of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP

With US fighter jets flying overhead, president Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebr(...)

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