Air pollution is the worst type of fatal pollution, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015, according to a global investigation  published in The Lancet.  File photograph: Getty Images

Pollution is blamed for up to nine million deaths each year worldwide, disproportionately affecting people living in some of the world’s poorest count(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arriving in Shah Porir Dip, Bangladesh after crossing the Naf River on October  1st. United Nations officials have called the campaign against the Rohingya in Myanmar a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Photograph:  Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move. A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown e(...)

In 2012  Suu Kyi was celebrated with an honorary doctorate from Oxford University. File photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Rueters

A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed from the Oxford college where she studied, it is reported. The state counsellor of Myanmar studied at(...)

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN(...)

A woman carries an ill Rohingya refugee child through a camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent more than 500,00(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi delivering the speech in which she refused to criticise the military. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi at least had the self-awareness to know that her status as a made-for-Hollywood symbol of moral purity and righteous self-sacrifice c(...)

After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/ AP Photo

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did(...)

US President Donald Trump and US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Trump In many ways the 72nd meeting of the UN General Assembly will be all about US president Donald Trump, who makes his first address to the instit(...)

Rohingya refugees shelter from the rain in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph:  Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Bangladesh, facing an unprecedented influx of ethnic Rohingya, plans to build a vast camp to house about 400,000 refugees who have poured into the cou(...)

Sick Rohingya woman Anowara Begum along with her husband and children after disembarking from a boat that crossing Naf river and landed in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary general described the(...)