Mary Robinson says it is “incredibly important that Europe will be at the heart of a progressive alliance for a new climate agreement” at the UN conference in Paris in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a damaged street in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood.

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