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Smoke rises from a wildfire in the forested hills of the Kabylie region, east of the capital Algiers. Photograph: Ryad Kramdi/AFP via Getty

The death toll in fires ravaging mountain forests and villages in Algeria’s Berber region climbed on Wednesday to 65 people, including 28 soldiers, as(...)

A local resident uses a branch to beat back flames during attempts to control a wildfire outside the village of Kamatriades on Evia island, Greece. Photograph:  Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

Residents mounted a round-the-clock watch on Tuesday to try to save their homes from wildfires ravaging the Greek island of Evia as the government def(...)

Smoke and flames rise as a wildfire burns in the area of Skepasti on Evia island east of Athens. Photograph:  Panagiotis Kouros

Police went door to door on Friday urging people to leave their homes north of Athens and emergency crews struggled to stop wildfires from spreading t(...)

Rick Telander on the basketball court at Riis Park in Chicago.

“That’s a question I’ve been struggling with for 45 years,” Rick Telander admits now when asked what he was chasing after that summer, when he appeare(...)

People surf in waves off Jumeira beach near the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai. Dubai replaced its top health official on Sunday after coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates, of which it is part, spiked in recent weeks. Photograph: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg

After opening itself to New Year revellers, Dubai is now being blamed by several countries for spreading the coronavirus abroad, as questions swirl ab(...)

A man reacts as he walk in a flooded street in the village of Magoula, central Greece. Photograph: Kostas Mantziaris/AFP via Getty Images

Two people died as a rare storm, known as a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), pounded central Greece on Saturday, flooding streets and homes, local (...)

In prison, for hours a day, Valentino Dixon liked to draw detailed landscapes in coloured pencil. Photograph: YouTube

There were dozens of witnesses when a gunfight broke out on a street corner in Buffalo, New York, on August 10th, 1991. At least three people were in(...)

A woman wearing a mask walks in front of her burnt house in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on Thursday following this week’s devastating wildfires. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

The first fire alarm sounded in Kineta, a town an hour west of Athens, the capital, at 12.30pm on Monday. Then, at 4.57pm, authorities received calls (...)

People stand by the shore as a wildfire burns in Mati, Greece on Monday. Photograph:  Kalogerikos Nikos/via Reuters

They nearly reached the water. As wind-fuelled wildfires that killed at least 76 people in holiday areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside res(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

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