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Nora and Athmane Yachir in their  north Belfast flat. ‘We weren’t looking for luxury – we just wanted a safe and clean apartment,’ says Athmane.  Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Athmane and Nora Yachir had only spent 10 days in their Belfast home off the Ormeau Road when the ceiling of their livingroom collapsed. Nora was sitt(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the third phase of general election in Ahmedabad, India on April 23rd. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Millions of Indians voted on Tuesday in the third and largest phase of the country’s staggered general election, in which prime minister Narendra Modi(...)

Rohingya refugee children carry supplies through Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly a million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burde(...)

Muslims  gather at Plaza de Catalunya to protest against terrorism in Barcelona on Monday evening. Photograph:  Sergio Perez/Reuters

If you take a turn off Las Ramblas and walk west for about five minutes you’ll notice a subtle change in the cityscape. The countless tapas bars and (...)

Chris Sacca, founder of Lowercase Capital, speaks to Alex Konrad at the 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris

It is estimated that, within two years, Hispanics will be the largest race in Texas and by 2042, they will outnumber all other groups here combined. T(...)

Earth: co-operation between religions on crucial issues such as climate change is vital in our modern world.

July 2016 was the hottest month since records began in 1880. Jos Lelieveld, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute has warned that large areas of th(...)

A man prays at a makeshift memorial for the Pulse nightclub victims outside the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida.  Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

President Barack Obama unleashed a stinging verbal tirade against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for promoting a “dangerous” mindset w(...)

Mercedes Vega and Katreeva woolf at a protest near where republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking  at a rally in Fresno, California on May 27th, 2016. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Coordinated protests in Clare and Dublin have been announced for Donald Trump’s arrival in Ireland later this month. Organisers of the “Trump Not We(...)

Police guard the Houses of Parliament in London in a show of heightened security following the attacks on Paris. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Within hours of Friday night’s attacks in Paris, the atmosphere in central London had tightened perceptibly, as armed police patrolled near major land(...)

The Leo-Lagrange secondary school in Charleville-Mezieres, northeasern France, from which a 15-year-old Muslim pupil was sent home because she was wearing a long black skirt, considered to be an ostentatious religious sign. Photograph: Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images.

A 15-year-old French Muslim girl has been banned from her classroom for wearing a long black skirt as it was seen as going against France’s law guaran(...)

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