President Michael D Higgins’s  keynote address will open the 10th debt management meeting of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), being held in Geneva  until Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President Michael D Higgins is to deliver the opening address this morning at a United Nations conference on debt and sustainable development issues i(...)

The scene at the Rana Plaza building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, earlier today, where rescue workers have almost no hope of finding any more survivors. Photograph: Sajid Hossain/Reuters

Two western retailers have promised to compensate families of garment workers killed while making clothes for the retailers in a Bangladesh f(...)