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Women hold signs during a performance to raise conciousness about  violence against women in Bolivar square, Bogotá on March 6th. Photograph:   Diana Sanchez/AFP/Getty Images

Although the Colombian peace accord was signed more than three years ago, domestic and gender-based violence remains all too familiar for women who at(...)

An Albanian opposition supporter clashes with  police  during a rally called by the opposition to demand the resignation of  interior minister Fatmir Xhafaj in Tirana, Albania, in May 2018. His brother was suspected of drug smuggling. File photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty

Klodiana Lala draws a triangle in the air to explain the power structure she explores as one of Albania’s leading investigative journalists. “I see p(...)

Is acceptance of the carbon tax all about trusting the Government to use the money wisely? Photograph: PA

There were reports of some motorists queueing to fill up their tanks ahead of the imposition of the additional carbon tax at midnight on Budget night.(...)

 The opening of the special United Nations climate summit in New York attended by more that 100 global leaders. photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The climate emergency “is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win”, the UN general secretary Antonio Guterres said at the opening of the spe(...)

Hong Kong: Star Ferries to Kowloon give passengers uninterrupted views over Victoria Harbour. Photograph: iStock

Forget pricey tours. In many major cities across the world, sublime views can be had for as little as a one-way ticket on the local public transport. (...)

Zara’s polka-dot dress. Photograph: Zara

Inditex, which owns Zara stores, said a polka-dot dress that became the summer sensation helped the world’s largest clothes retailer withstand a tough(...)

A still from the YouTube video, which Iván Márquez (centre) said  was filmed in Colombia’s Amazon.

A group of former rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) said in a video posted overnight that it will launch a new offensive, (...)

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, on August 27th. Photograph:  Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defence of the Amazon r(...)

A burning tract of Amazon jungle is seen as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil . Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Six states in Brazil’s Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an (...)

Take5: this Haut-Vienne smallholding includes this main house, a two-bedroom gite, a swimming pool, outhouses and a vegetable garden

Kate O’Shea Auctioneer & Valuer is seeking €235,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow (below) in Garryhinch, Portarlington, Co Laois. Tak(...)

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