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The Beckhams stole the show as large crowd treated to exhibition by footballing legends
Sir Alex Ferguson’s Great Britain and Ireland prevailed in-front of 75,000 fans at Old Trafford.
Beckham and Zidane name star-studded squads for their charity match at Old Trafford
A British and Irish team take on the Rest of the World in aid of UNICEF next month.
89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams
UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.
David Beckham has a new job...
Fair play, in fairness.
Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*... doing their business
They will be using iPads, mobile phones and tablets to carry out their duties.
Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity
Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.
More than 130,000 children slipped into poverty during the recession
Ireland is 37th of 41 OECD countries.
Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting
Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.
Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.
The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today
Ask her anything.
Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.
Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF
Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.
Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies
A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.
'Enough, we said, enough': UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict
The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.
5 problems the transfer ban causes Barcelona
This summer window was already set to the be the most important in the club’s recent history
People accidentally adopted polar bears while donating #nomakeupselfie money
It seems a few rogue texts were to blame.
The numbers that show how UNICEF helps the world's poorest children
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. How far have we come?
Threat of 'deadly outbreak of disease' in camps for children fleeing CAR violence
Over 935,000 people have been displaced across the country over the past year.
UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures'
A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.
At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF
The UN’S children’s rights agency say that 60 further children have been injured since the outbreak of violence.
Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need
According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.
Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March
The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.
Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan
60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.
Column: The generosity of the Irish people makes me incredibly proud
Ettie Higgins works to deliver lifesaving assistance to children and babies caught up in the violence across Syria. She tells of the ongoing battle to survive in almost impossible conditions faced by families.
Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.
4 flashpoints that marked Jose Mourinho's time as Real Madrid coach
We look back on some of the more fiery moments of the Portuguese’s tenure as boss.
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
Ireland is the 10th best place in the world to be a child
But UNICEF warns childhood must be protected during economic downturn.
Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN
Two years to the day since the conflict began, the UN says there’s a generation of children who have known only fighting.
A day in the life of a Syria refugee
Today about 70,000 Syria refugees are living in the Zaiatari refugee camp in northern Jordan – and thousands more are arriving each week.
A further €4.7 million in Irish Aid pledged for humanitarian crisis in Syria
The additional Irish Aid funding will go towards to delivering vital assistance – including food, water, sanitation and medical supplies – to more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.
Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill
The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry Russian lawmakers, retaliating against a recently signed US law that calls for sanctions against the country.
Happy International Day of the Girl
Today, the world celebrates the girl child.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Eamon Gilmore's car egged by protesters in Dublin
One man was arrested when the car carrying Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald was forced to turn back after an Éirígí protest over cuts to child benefit.
Belgian fans 'bought' at auction - by the Dutch
‘Second hand but mint condition. Not been used since FIFA World Cup 2002.’
Rory's got a brand new bag: McIlroy extends UNICEF partnership
McIlroy, an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, says that he plans to visit more of the charity’s projects this year.
Drugs, drink, and sex - Irish teenagers on their experiences
35 per cent of Irish teens have taken drugs; 1 in 5 sixteen year olds have had sex; and 89 per cent of teens say their parents know they drink, according to two new Unicef reports that are published this week.
Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims
The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.