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 A demonstrator clashes with riot police as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno’s decision to slash fuel subsidies, in Quito on Wednesday.  Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP

Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by (...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

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 (...)

 Visitors to the Louvre take photos of the Mona Lisa. Photograph: Owen Franken/New York Times

The procession takes a good half-hour, from IM Pei’s glass pyramid to the presence of the world’s most famous woman. There are brief bottlenecks at th(...)

Demonstrators press  for the release of migrant children  in front of a detention centre in Homestead, Florida, on Wednesday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty

Under the baking Florida sun, a small crowd has gathered patiently, hoping to catch a glimpse of the children behind the fence. “This is our 136th da(...)

Pope Francis has said in the past that he would entertain the possibility of ordaining viri probati in remote areas that are deprived of the sacraments. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the door to ordaining married, elderly men to the priesthood, t(...)

A virtual reality training project with the United Nations mine action service in Somalia.

Gabriel D’Arcy is not the typical chairman of a technology company. Originally starting his career in the Defence Forces, the path to VRAI took him th(...)

Viva has become the third-biggest carrier in Colombia, where it started seven years ago, and the number two operator in Peru where Viva Air Peru started operations in 2017

Viva Air, the Latin American group of carriers owned by a founder of Ryanair, has plans for a third airline in the region plus an initial public offe(...)

Former US soldier Chelsea Manning was sentenced by a military judge  in 2013  to 35 years in prison.   File photograph:  Lars Hagberg / AFP/Getty Images

Former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Ms Ma(...)

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson addresses the media next to a protester outside Westminster magistrates’ court on Thursday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, told a London court on Thursday that he would fight extradition to the US just a day after he was sentenced (...)

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