Europe

London tower fire: 'People jumped out of their windows'

At least 12 people died and more than 70 were injured after a fire broke out inside Grenfell Tower just after midnight on Wednesday. The number of dead is expected to jump, according to the city’s mayor.

Health

WHO investigates food poisoning at Mosul IDP camp

WHO says no deaths have been documented as it probes suspected cases of foodborne illness in Hassan Sham U2 camp.

 WHO investigates food poisoning at Mosul IDP camp

Counting the Cost

Higher retirement age vs lower pensions

Insight into the pension problems caused by the positive trend of increased longevity.

In the Field

Return to Liberia: Life after surviving Ebola

Three years after the crisis, survivors in Liberia tell us how Ebola changed their lives and their country.

Africa

Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear'

Rights group bemoans slow pace of justice after attacks, including murders, leaving those with albinism feel vulnerable.

Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear'

NHS

UK election: The NHS and the fear of a US health system

Around half of the British population consider the future of the NHS to be the most important issue going into the vote.

UK election: Is this the NHS election?

US & Canada

US: Lyme disease experts warn ticks are spreading

Researchers are warning of a possible surge in tick-borne diseases in the United States this summer. A warming climate increases the likelihood that ticks will spread across the country - and that raises concerns of a public health crisis.

Health

The elastic girl: Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Emily Jane O'Dell has a rare connective tissue disorder that can cause dislocating joints, rupturing organs and death.

The elastic girl: Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Counting the Cost

Big tobacco's big profits

Why are tobacco companies' profits still booming - despite government regulation and declining smoking rates?

Talk to Al Jazeera

Beyond meat: The end of food as we know it?

We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.

Humanitarian crises

Report puts issue of internal displacement in focus

A monitoring group says more than 40 million IDPs are waiting for the world to take notice of their plight.

IDPs need as much attention as refugees, says IDMC

Middle East

UNICEF: 10,000 cholera cases in Yemen in 72 hours

UNICEF says disease spreading fast, with number of suspected cases expected to reach 130,000 within the next two weeks.

'Nearly 600 cholera deaths' in Yemen over past month

Africa

Botched vaccination kills 15 children in South Sudan

Health workers, 'neither qualified nor trained', blamed for using same syringe without sterilising it for the campaign.

Botched vaccination kills 15 children in South Sudan

Middle East

Yemen cholera outbreak: Over 500 dead in one month, says UNICEF

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says more than 500 people have died from cholera in Yemen in just one month. UNICEF has warned that the disease is spreading at an alarming rate.

Health

High cigarette prices can really make you quit smoking

WHO says increased taxation on tobacco is least expensive and most effective tool in reducing smoking worldwide.

High cigarette prices can really make you quit smoking