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 US president Bill Clinton (left) with British prime minister Tony Blair  at a 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado. Photograph: Doug Collier/AFP via Getty Images

In a time of perpetual crisis, the feeling of longing for an idealised past in which nothing much happened can exert a powerful pull. The tempting cou(...)

As a result of the conditions of the house, the tenant said he sought to declare himself homeless so he could be accommodated elsewhere.

A landlord who subjected a Congolese-born tenant to a tirade of foul mouthed racist abuse has been ordered to pay €15,000 compensation to the man. Th(...)

Sweden’s Greta Thunberg (centre) with representatives of indigenous people  at the COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world’s indigenous peoples when she appeared at the UN climate conference alongside young ca(...)

A medical worker of Myanmar public health department inoculates a girl for measles and rubella during a nationwide vaccination campaign. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

There has been a rapid increase in the global measles outbreak, with reported cases jumping 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019 compared wi(...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

A man stands at the site where a plane crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the city of Goma in(...)

Villagers in Kololo in Kirandango district. Photograph: Fionn McCann Photography

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee(...)

There is something of a perception of BMW having to play catch-up as it opens its new battery competence centre, just a few kilometres down the road from its Munich headquarters. Even then, the very title – battery competence centre – will have the critics circling

It all started out so well. A decade ago, BMW seemed to steal a major march on its rivals by breaking early into the electric car sphere. First off, i(...)

 Princess Diana shaking hands with a leprosy patient at Sitanala Leprosy Hospital in  Indonesia. Photograph:  Tim Graham/Getty Images

Few diseases in human history have provoked greater public fear than leprosy. In addition to losing limbs, sight, or even life, patients were shunned(...)

A man has been jailed for eight years for the “violent forceful rape” of a woman. Erick Mukoko (32) committed the offence after the woman refused a k(...)

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