Poachers poison Kenya’s most famous elephant
Satao, one of the largest elephants in the world, was killed for his enormous tusks two years ago. What can be done to stop the ivory trade and prevent more elephant deaths?
Child soldiers: a scandal of the modern world
Today from Colombia to the Congo 250,000 young people are forced to fight as child soldiers. Red Hand Day highlights a global movement working to stop the brutality.
‘Hero’ who saved Jewish children dies at 106
Sir Nicholas Winton has died. He rescued children from the Nazis. But does his story tell us that humans can do extraordinary good, or are willing to let dreadful evil happen?
Ceasefire in Homs gives hope to Syrians
Homs has seen some of the worst fighting in the Syrian War. But a new ceasefire between the government and the rebels has given hope to its residents. What next?
Shocking report reveals 13,000 slaves in the UK
The new government figures are appalling. Thousands of men, women and children are being abused and enslaved throughout the UK. Will new slavery laws be enough to stop this?
Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to leave the area surrounding Chernobyl after a massive nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
Thousands of refugees pour into Europe
Several thousands arrive in Europe from the Middle East and Africa, seeking a safe place to live but causing problems in many countries. Is the right moral choice to let them live in Europe?
Malala is youngest Nobel Prize winner ever
Two years ago the Taliban tried to kill her. But now her brave spirit means she has been given the world’s most famous prize, and she is still only 17. What next for this amazing teenager?
Refugees risk their lives to reach Europe
As migrants in France storm a ferry in their desperation to reach the UK, the United Nations says that Europe needs to do more to help the growing number of refugees. What can be done?
70 years on, Europe remembers the second world war
Global events this weekend will mark 70 years since the second world war ended in Europe. Do we now live in an age of peace, and how important is it to remember historical events?
Critics divided over Sainsbury’s WW1 advert
Millions of people have watched Sainsbury’s Christmas advert about the 1914 Christmas truce during the First World War. But should a supermarket really be using a war to sell turkeys?