Afghan health workers carry an injured person outside the emergency hospital after a suicide attack targeted a wedding hall, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least 50 people were killed and 75 injured in the bombing of a crowded religious gathering in Kabul on Tuesday. Afghan officials were trying to d(...)

Irish fare: it could take decades for a country only now being recognised for the quality of its ingredients  to get a piece of the pie, especially when so many other nations – China, Italy, France and Thailand – have been well-established for so long.

Thai restaurants can be found all over the United States. Thai people? Not so much. According to figures obtained from the Royal Thai embassy in Washi(...)

Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport the 10th rescued schoolboy in Thailand. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission(...)

A health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment centre in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: AP

Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the northwestern city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials have said. (...)

 Palestinians carry an injured man during clashes with Israeli security forces near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

At least three Palestinians were killed and more than 300 injured as thousands of protesters converged on the Gaza-Israel border for the fifth consec(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)

 A Rohingya refugee carrying a child looks at the full moon at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, late last year. File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated what it said was the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, after months of f(...)

Palestinians marching past a tent city erected along the border with Israel east of Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, to commemorate Land Day. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against Israeli confiscations of Arab land. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

At least 16 Palestinians were killed on Friday and more than 1,000 injured according to Palestinian sources, as tens of thousands of Gaza Strip r(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Kiosks in Santiago’s city center feature products with black nutritional warnings on the labels of items high in sugar, salt, calories or saturated fat. Photograph: Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times

They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chi(...)

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