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Victim of the cholera outbreak, the cause of which was blamed on Nepali peacekeepers who dumped infected sewage into a river. Photograph: The New York Times

Outgoing United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon apologised to the people of Haiti on Thursday for the world body’s role in a deadly cholera outb(...)

People call for the immediate implementation of the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas at Bolivar Square in Bogota. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A new peace accord between Colombia’s government and Marxist Farc rebels will be signed on Thursday and sent to Congress for approval, President Juan(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ireland on Sunday for talks with Charlie Flanagan. He will also be awarded an international peace award. Photograph: Reuters

John Kerry is in Ireland today for talks on Northern Ireland, Syria and Brexit. Mr Kerry will meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan an(...)

A handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos who has  acknowledged  that voters had rejected his peace accord with  Farc rebels but he vowed to continue efforts to end the 52-year war. Photograph: AFP

Colombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with Farc guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. With countin(...)

 Head of Unesco Irina Bokova   and Bulgarian EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva  who has replaced Ms Bokova as the country’s candidate to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general of the United Nations. Photograph: Kena Betancur,Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The race to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general of the United Nations took a fresh turn on Wednesday as Bulgaria nominated European Union commiss(...)

Men inspect a damaged site after double airstrikes on the rebel held Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters

The United States and Russia reached a breakthrough deal early on Saturday to try to restore peace in Syria, but air strikes hours later added to rebe(...)

People wave white flags in Medellin, Colombia, during an event to celebrate the signing of the ceasefire  between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla group. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Thousands of Colombians will be forced to flee their homes each year, despite a ceasefire accord signed on Thursday between the government and rebels,(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro (C) looks as Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, after signing a historic ceasefire deal. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Colombia’s government and the Farc rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal in Havana on Thursday, bringing them tantalisingly close to ending the last(...)

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report. File photograph: ThinkStock

The State has been ranked the 19th happiest country on the planet in a new report, which also found that Irish positivity has prevailed in the face of(...)

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura  during a press briefing in Geneva, where he announced a “temporary pause” until February 25th of talks aimed at ending the civil war. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

UN-mediated talks to end the war in Syria are on pause until February 25th, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday, saying the talks had not fa(...)

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