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Researchers also documented people with mental health problems, including children, being subjected to alternative ‘treatments’, including eating or drinking mixes of herbs. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP

The World Health Organisation has warned of a mental health crisis across Africa, as services are disrupted or stopped, even as demand rises due to th(...)

Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men's 10,000 metres world record on Wednesday at the Valencia World Record Day, crossing the line in a stunning 26 minutes 11.02 seconds. Photograph: PA

You’re standing in line thinking you’ve nothing to worry about, then, for a second, you suddenly wonder what happens if for some reason it does come b(...)

Conor in St James’ Park, near Buckingham Palace, where this year’s London Marathon takes place on October 4th with elite runners only.
My cancer scare, the marathon and me
  • Fitness
  • September 28, 2020, 06:01

I’d never really given much thought as to how I’d feel if my cancer returned. It simply hadn’t been on my radar. In March, 2017, surgeons in the Roya(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

The donations, the alliance says, will go towards food, water and medical care, as well as providing soap, masks and “vital information” to prevent the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

Six of Ireland’s leading international charities have formed a new alliance to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and assist some of the most vulnera(...)

Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

On the night of September 20th and 21st, 1920 events happened in Balbriggan which brought the Irish War of Independence to world attention and proved (...)

President Michael D. Higgins  at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Frank Miller

Reprisal-based violence was a key element of the military imperialist strategy throughout the British Empire, President Michael D Higgins has said. W(...)

Kenyan national athletes running through Iten in the Rift Valley. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

As soon as the virus hit, Elish Kelly’s thoughts turned to Iten. No corner of the planet has been left untouched by the virus and in Kenya the governm(...)

In May, it emerged 23 common European buzzards  were   poisoned with carbofuran. Photograph:  Frank Miller

“Carbofuran has the unpleasant distinction of being so hazardous to wildlife, that it simply cannot be regulated or managed accordingly without mortal(...)

 Otim Calvin Manase (13), pictured with his mother Tusabe Annet in Namuwongo, Kampala. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The United Nations has called for African countries to find a way to open schools safely, warning that children are at increased risk of violence, sex(...)

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