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Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

 An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has foun(...)

The Spice Girls will personally fund an independent investigation into the working conditions of this factory. Photograph: Comic Relief website

British pop band the Spice Girls said they will fund an investigation into a Bangladesh factory over its treatment of women who make T-shirts for a ch(...)

A file Nasa image released in  December 22017  shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. Photograph: AFP

Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries (...)

Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone being escorted by police out of the court in Yangon, Myanmar on September  3rd, 2018. Photograph: Thein Zaw/AP

A court in Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets(...)

Rakhine ethnic people, who fled from a conflict area, gather at War Taung village’s temporary camp, in Kyauk Taw Township, in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, on  January 3rd. 2019. Photograph: Nyunt Win

Buddhist Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday as the country m(...)

Bangladeshi left-wing activists protest against the Awami League’s election victory. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of the general election on Decembe(...)

People attending the citizenship ceremony at  the University of Limerick in 2017. File photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

The number of British nationals becoming Irish citizens has increased by nearly seven-fold in the past two years, rising from from 98 in 2016 to 665 i(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (centre) look on at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30th Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance has described Sunday’s general election as “farcical”, saying any outcome would be rejected and demandi(...)

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