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Shanna Lee Curtis (6), Harlow Wheelan (8) and Layla Byrne (5) enjoy themselves during the Playful Street event held on Sherrif Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On a Wednesday in September, Sheriff Street is closed to traffic and festooned with colourful bunting. There are hopscotch squares chalked on the grou(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

A photo distributed  by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang in late August 2017. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for sup(...)

Displaced people collect water in Muna Garage camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In the early hours of a Friday morning in August, aid workers staying in a United Nations compound in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, were woken by the (...)

A member of a group calling themselves friends of Muslim Rohingya shouts “God is Great” during a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph:  Ed Wray/Getty Images

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communitie(...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Young girls stand by a fence in Muna camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It took a few hours for Mustafa to realise they weren’t actually going to his grandmother’s house. The shy seven year old had piled into a car with hi(...)

A malnourished child, Marwan Ahmad Mahyoub (10), sits at a special care centre where he receives rehabilitation exercises in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on August 19th. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

After 2½ years of war, little is functioning in Yemen. Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servan(...)

A boy cries as he lies on a bed of a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, with 80 per cent in desperate need of aid and two million suffering from acute malnutrition, (...)

Recently returned people sit in a camp for the displaced in Gwoza, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

On the edges of the Sambisa Forest, a vast, colonial-era game reserve believed to be hiding a combination of of Islamist militants, the region’s disap(...)

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