Nearly 1.5 billion people live in poverty while another 800 million are teetering on the edge

2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor' - UN

24 Jul More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report has found.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury says would support assisted suicide in certain cases

Former Archbishop supports assisted suicide

12 Jul The former leader of the Church of England George Carey on Saturday said he had changed his mind and would support a British bill to allow assisted suicide in certain cases.

6,066 people have been exhumed from mass graves in the Srebrenica region for reburial in the Potocari cemetery

Bosnia marks Srebrenica massacre anniversary

11 Jul Several thousand people gathered today in Srebrenica for the 19th anniversary of the massacre of 8,000 Muslim males by ethnic Serbs forces, Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

One in ten children within the child protection system does not have an allocated social worker or care plan

Concern over Child and Family Agency funding

07 Jul The chief executive of the Children's Rights Alliance has said her organisation is concerned that the new Child and Family Agency, Tusla, is another potential casualty of austerity.

The IHRECD is calling for the investigation into mother-and-baby homes to be broadened

Cabinet briefed on mother-and-baby homes

01 Jul Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said a high-level interdepartmental review on the mother-and-baby homes has been submitted to Cabinet.