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Yemen war: Billions in aid, but where's it going? Billions raised for Yemen, where's it all going?

The ongoing UN-sponsored peace talks are seen as a key moment in the search for an end to the war in Yemen


UN: 20 million Yemenis are hungry, 250,000 face catastrophe UN: 20 million Yemenis are hungry

At least 250,000 Yemenis are in Phase 5 on the global scale for classifying the severity and magnitude of food insecurity and malnutrition


Yellow vest protests 'economic catastrophe' for France France protests 'an economic catastrophe'

The capital was particularly badly hit, with windows smashed, cars burned, and shops looted, as 10,000 people took part in demonstrations


Ganges: The holy men fasting to death keep a river alive The holy men fasting to death for a river

The 26-year-old computer science dropout from Kerala state spends his days lying under a blanket on a bed beneath a mango tree


Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts Why Huawei matters in five charts

That growth has come come against a backdrop of a rising China, on its way to becoming the world's second largest economy


Who really influences the price of oil? Who really influences the price of oil?

President Trump recently accused the group of "ripping off the rest of the world" and keeping oil prices "artificially high"


George HW Bush: Four ways his funeral was different

Four ways Bush funeral was different

Bush was the son of a senator; McCain, the son of an admiral


Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat' Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'

The broadcaster was speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland


How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh Climate and miscarriage in Bangladesh

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that people consume no more than 5g of salt per day


What Myanmar must do before taking back a single refugee What Myanmar must do

The small proportion (less than 30%) of the Rohingya people left in Myanmar -- those who have not already fled over the border to Bangladesh


What are private security companies doing in Afghanistan? Why is G4S in Afghanistan?

G4S, one of the world's largest security groups, helps guard the area around the British embassy in Kabul


G20 Argentina: Saudi prince's international standing revealed Where the Saudi prince stands revealed

This was the first time the Saudi Crown Prince had appeared on the international stage since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi


Why is the Taj Mahal crumbling? Why is the Taj Mahal crumbling?

Indian tourism and culture ministry says that between four to six million tourists visited the Taj Mahal in the five years to 2015


The tiny German town fighting back against neo-Nazis The tiny German town and the neo-Nazis

The neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) was elected to Saxony's state parliament in 2004 and 2009


Fehmida Riaz: Pakistan poet who dared to talk about female desire The Pakistan poet who dared talk of female desire

Born in what is now the Indian city of Meerut, on 26 July 1946, she was raised in the Pakistani city of Hyderabad where her father was posted in 1947


Taiwan's political earthquake: Does China gain from Tsai Ing-wen's losses? China seizes on Taiwan's political earthquake

The result is a major upset for President Tsai Ing-wen, who could indicate a victory for the KMT in 2020's presidential and parliamentary elections


Where World War One finally ended Where World War One finally ended

A fortnight after Europe marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought World War One to a close, Africa is holding its own ceremonies


Women's fight for toilets in rural Pakistan Women's fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

The initiative has come from a Pakistani non-profit, the Lodhran Pilot Project (LPP)


Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life Dire warning on US climate change impacts

The report says climate change is "presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth"


The gap between myth and reality in election finance The gap between myth and reality in election finance

The legal limit on election expenses for each contesting candidate is determined on a per capita basis


Skripal poisoning: Policeman's family 'lost everything' because of Novichok 'We lost everything because of Novichok'

After finishing work on that fateful day, he unwittingly contaminated his home


What would happen if a solar storm hit Earth? What would happen if a solar storm hit Earth?

In 1972, dozens of sea mines off the coast of Vietnam mysteriously exploded


Iraqi university rebuilds after IS 'dark age'

Iraqi university rebuilds after IS 'dark age'

The university was occupied for more than two years by the so-called Islamic State group - and kept open in a state of persecution and terror


Saudi and US: a friendship based on security and oil Saudi-US friendship based on security and oil

On February 14, 1945, their partnership was sealed during a historic meeting between king Abdel Aziz bin Saud and president Franklin D. Roosevelt


Migrant workers send home £8bn to families Migrant workers in UK send home £8bn

The remittances sent home by migrants can be a lifeline for families in poorer countries - sent back by people working in wealthier parts of the world


Olympic Games: Why cities are snubbing the 'greatest show on Earth' Why cities are snubbing the Olympics

Both the summer and winter versions of the Olympic Games are multi-billion dollar spectacles that bring together the world's top athletes


Khmer Rouge verdict: 'I live next to my torturer' Khmer Rouge verdict: 'I live next to my torturer'

Prime Minister Hun Sen, himself a former Khmer Rouge commander, has been outspoken in his opposition to further trials of mid-ranking cadre


The glamour and drama of the Oscars of Asia The glamour and drama of the Oscars of Asia

The Oscar statuette is Hollywood's biggest trophy


Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea

The infamous Suneung, an abbreviation for College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in Korean, is an eight-hour marathon of back-to-back exams


Is India waging a 'war' on Islamic names? Is India waging a 'war' on Islamic names?

More than 100 of them, including the most prominent, have been renamed since Independence - Bombay to Mumbai, Calcutta to Kolkata, Madras to Chennai


Stan Lee obituary: The genius of the superhero creator The genius of superhero creator Stan Lee

Many marvel at the man who gave his characters extraordinary powers and everyday headaches - a formula which revolutionised comics


The forgotten English poet buried in India The forgotten English poet buried in India

There is a poetic aspect to Nicholson's overgrown burial spot


Mahinda Rajapaksa: Return of Sri Lanka's wartime strongman Rajapaksa: Return of Sri Lanka's wartime strongman

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the prime minister recently sacked by his erstwhile ally, President Maithripala Sirisena


Delhi pollution: Are Diwali fireworks to blame? Are Diwali fireworks to blame for smog?

There are studies which show that levels of some hazardous pollutants rise significantly during the Diwali period


Record number of women win seats in US midterm elections Record number of women win seats in US midterm elections

On the Senate side, 12 women would win Senate seats, with two newly elected women joining nine female incumbents


First two Muslim women elected to US Congress: Networks First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota


Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high Japan youth suicides hit 30-year high

In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives


US 2018 mid-terms in charts: Should Donald Trump be worried? An election looms - should Trump be worried?

Voters will be choosing members of Congress - 35 senators and all 435 members of the House of Representatives - as well as 36 state governors


Khashoggi murder: Is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed finished? Khashoggi murder: Is Saudi crown prince finished?

Then there is the ongoing spat with neighbouring Qatar, a major Western ally

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