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Edward Snowden’s leaks upset the balance on data sharing

Green Notice: Interpol's paedophile tracking system 'compromised by privacy concerns' following Edward Snowden spying revelations

Suspicions of government 'snooping' mean countries are unwilling to hold and disseminate information on child abusers

One Young World summit 2014: Meet the youngsters networking their way to world peace

Last month in Dublin, some of the planet’s brightest young minds came together to brainstorm conflicts that have plagued us for decades. Are they naive idealists? Or could these leaders-in-waiting deliver a little peace and light?
Displaced people – here in South Sudan with a UN patrol – are ‘traumatised and without assets’

Aid for Sudan's 'forgotten' victims at last

After 12 years of brutal conflict there's hope for the 6.9m people in dire need in Darfur
Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UN: World faces largest refugee crisis in decades

Aid agencies are stretched to breaking point, claims UN refugee commissioner

According to the United Nations, the scourge of statelessness, which leaves some 10m people around the world deprived of a nationality and the basic rights that come with it, should be eradicated within the next decade

UN hopes to end 'scourge of statelessness' within 10 years

As many as 10m people worldwide are stateless

Appeal: perceptions of Umberto Bossi changed after a stroke because his voice changed

What makes a politician sound charismatic?

Scientists have discovered what the winning tone is, reports Clint Witchalls. David Cameron may want to take note

Kim Yong Nam, foreground-left, is visiting Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to find allies like the long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who gave a state dinner in honor of Kim Yong Nam and commended the Pyongyang government as a symbol of the fight against what he called Western Imperialism

North Korea strengthens ties in East Africa

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is increasingly seen as an anti-Western

Health workers in Monrovia, Liberia, recover the body of a suspected Ebola victim

Ebola outbreak: Fresh call for Nato to lead the fight against virus

Retired Army chief says UN is 'unlikely to be up to the job' of ending the epidemic in West Africa
The number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled since the financial crisis of 2009. File photo.

Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis

Oxfam launches major new worldwide inequality report

The PAC report is embarrassing for the Home Secretary, Theresa May

More than 10,000 asylum-seekers 'left in limbo'

Home Office "still has no idea" how many rejected asylum claimants are still in the UK

People watch an explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobani, Syria

War with Isis: US and Iraq draw up a plan for ground force attack on Islamist militants

While Syrian Kurds are politically at odds with their Iraqi brethren, they have agreed to accept an influx of peshmerga fighters as part of any offensive

Jessica Sompon, 17, has her temperature taken on Friday in Monrovia, Liberia, after developing a fever. A relative had died from Ebola the day before

Ebola outbreak: WHO missed 'the disaster of our times,' claim aid agencies

Anger grows at the UN body's failures in the fight against the virus
Malala Yousafzai was defying odds by going to a school in the Swat district

Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize is celebrated in the West and widely criticised or ignored in Pakistan

What really matters is the reason she won it in the first place, says Omar Waraich

Actress Emma Watson is a high profile advocate of greater women’s rights throughout the world

World is ‘talking the talk but not walking the walk’ on women’s rights, according to new report

The rhetoric is not being matched by action, says children's charity

Amazon Rainforest

Campaign to put ecocide on a par with genocide in attempt to curb environmental destruction

Grassroots movement wants the International Criminal Court to prosecute offenders
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

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Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
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Garden Bridge

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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

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