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A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

The council heard briefings from individuals such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad (right) and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Photograph: Getty Images

A US threat to veto UN Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because th(...)

Sri Lankan Security personal pass the damaged Kingsbury Hotel, where a fatal blast occured the day before. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group, the country’(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Sri Lanka’s past is one that is blood-soaked with violent chapters. On Sunday, another bloody chapter was added to the island’s history. A country of(...)

Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

 Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in October  2013. File photograph: Dean Kassim/AFP/Getty Images

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of “rude” and “abusive” lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing (...)

Libyan women shout slogans during a demonstration to demand an end to  Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Tripoli, at Martyrs’ Square in the capital on Wednesday. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight on Tuesday, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Kha(...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

“I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank,” President Trump said in an interview. “She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers.”

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter Ivanka Trump for a variety of jobs including one at the World Bank, according to a new inter(...)

An Afghan security force member guards  the site of a suicide bomb attack on Monday near the Bagram air base, north of Kabul. Three American service members and a US contractor were killed in the attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

The Taliban announced the beginning of its spring offensive on Friday, even as the insurgent group said the United Nations had lifted travel bans on 1(...)

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