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Amal Hussain (7), who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, lies in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen. Photograph:  Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the three-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital ward in the highland town of Hajjah, a bag of bones fighting for (...)

Yemenis bury the body of a Houthi militia member allegedly killed in ongoing fighting in the war-torn Arab country, at a cemetery in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Tuesday for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and said UN-led negotiations to end the civil war should b(...)

Shanghai’s domestic and international connectivity makes it an ideal location for the Expo. Photograph: iStock

The scale of the China International Import Expo almost boggles the mind. With 150,000 visitors expected from China and a range of key overseas market(...)

A screengrab from the Front Line Defenders website. The charity has won a UN prize.

An Irish charity that protects human rights workers worldwide has been named as one of the winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize. Fro(...)

A person holds up a sign during rally to protest the Trump administration’s reported transgender proposal to narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth, at City Hall in New York City. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The US mission to the United Nations is seeking to eliminate the word “gender” from UN human rights documents, most often replacing it with “woman”, a(...)

Joanne O’Riordan said she hoped pursue sports journalism following her graduation from UCC.

Disability rights campaigner Joanne O’Riordan, who graduated from UCC this week, has paid tribute to those who supported her during her time in colleg(...)

There are no more powerful institutions in Ireland than the school management bodies and our teachers’ union. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

My child’s fourth-class teacher seems to be going through a tough time, which is adversely affecting both the quality of her teaching and her attendan(...)

Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A US-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom US president Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border cit(...)

Election observers watch the counting of ballots during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters.

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday’s parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their (...)

Afghan women cast their votes during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 20th, 2018. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were see(...)

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