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 Congress Party workers celebrate the party’s lead in votes counting and potential victory in assembly elections, with a cutout of party president Rahul Gandhi at party headquarter in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faces a damaging defeat by the opposition Congress Party in elect(...)

Greenpeace activists illuminate the arena complex during the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

It’s time to have a difficult conversation about the lifestyle of wealthy people – those who drive big cars, frequently fly business class and have tw(...)

Heatwaves like the record-breaking 2017 event in central and eastern China were once rare. They are now one-in-five-year events due to climate change. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Civilisation is increasingly out of sync with the world’s changing climate, as heatwaves, such as those in the Mediterranean and in China during 2017,(...)

Winifred Akinyemi  and Afifa Rahman, EPIC scheme graduates,  with Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway and BITC chief executive Tomás Sercovich. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The State will lose out if businesses do not tap into the skills and experience that migrants can bring to the workplace, Virgin Media Ireland chief e(...)

Turner prize winner Charlotte Prodger: ‘I wouldn’t be in this room without public funding.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Charlotte Prodger, a Glasgow-based artist who makes films using her iPhone, has won this year’s Turner Prize, British art’s biggest accolade. Prodger (...)

Mohammed Delowar with his wife Sumaia Rashid Samanta and their son Arham Ibn Delowar. Photograph: Mohammed Delowar

An accountant living in Cork, who is originally from Bangladesh, has called on the Government to reconsider its refusal of a visitor visa for his moth(...)

Election material with pictures of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Congress party president Rahul Gandhi in a shop in Bhopal. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Rival political parties in India are vying to outdo each other in distributing assorted freebies to voters in elections in five states across the coun(...)

Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against a disputed repatriation programme at the Unchiprang refugee camp near Teknaf, Bangladesh. Photograph: K M ASAD/EPA

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after the launch of a repatr(...)

A Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them wa(...)

 Rohingya refugees collecting water at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh in August 2018. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

UN officials have condemned a deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya refugees, with the UN refugee agency confirmin(...)

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