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 A disabled Yemeni child, victim of the ongoing conflict, tries out a prosthetic limb at a rehabilitation center in Sana’a, Yemen on May 8th. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city of Hodeida in line with the terms of a ceasefire. T(...)

An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged at the end of a two-week meeting of UN-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals.

Almost every country in the world has agreed a legally binding framework for reducing plastic waste, with the US a notable exception, United Nations o(...)

Children take part in a ceremony at Shehu Palace in Maiduguri.  A total of 894 children were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force in northeast Nigeria on Friday.  Photograph: Audu Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces on Friday freed almost 900 children it had used in the war against Boko Haram insurgents, th(...)

Iranian demonstrators burn a US flag during a rally in Tehran to show their support of Iran’s decision to pull out from some part of nuclear deal. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a US navy fleet coul(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

The Correctiv files show that Carbon Warehouse  set up an Irish subsidiary, Carbon Warehouse Limited. Its office was in a nondescript building on North Strand Road, Dublin 3. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish banks and shell companies were used in transactions worth millions of euro involving companies and individuals under investigation for tax fraud(...)

A vegan quinoa burger. Photograph: iStock

When is a pulled pork burger not a burger? When it comes from Linda McCartney’s chilled foods range for one. These “pulled pork” burgers are largely m(...)

An Israeli soldier stands atop of a tank near the border with Gaza, in southern Israel. Photograph: Ronan Zvulun/Reuters

The Israeli army lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel on Monday, while the Hamas militant group’s radio station in the Gaza (...)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a ‘de fato moratorium’ would apply to the death penalty for gay sex. Photograph: Brunei OUT/AFP/Getty Images

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by children wearing traditional costumes upon his arrival at Sofia airport, Bulgaria. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

Pope Francis urged Bulgarians on Sunday to help migrants and refugees, as he arrived in a country that has been accused of mistreating people seeking (...)

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