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Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro arrives to give a press conference in Brasília to announce his resignation on Friday. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

One of the most popular and powerful figures in Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right administration – the celebrity justice minister Sérgio Moro – has resigned,(...)

Relatives of a person who died from  new coronaviruscarry the wrapped coffin in a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday. Photograph: José Sánchez Lindao/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid (...)

Midland Regional Hospital emergency department nurse Maria Cintra  at her home in Mullingar. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

When Mullingar-based Maria Cintra first heard about the coronavirus preparations being made at Midland Regional Hospital in the Westmeath town she imm(...)

Two Chinese kids wear protective masks as they visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty

The novel coronavirus known as Covid-19 has infected more than 2 million people around the world, with the death toll from the virus now standing at a(...)

 Brazil’s health minister Luiz Henrique  Mandetta: he  has defended social isolation, while the president insists the impact of the pandemic on Brazil’s struggling economy is more important than loss of life. Photograph:  Reuters

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has sacked his popular health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta after a weeks-long standoff between the two men over r(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: “The virus has arrived and we are fighting it and soon it will pass.” Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed he “wouldn’t feel anything” if infected with coronavirus and rubbished efforts to contain th(...)

A poster depicting slain city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party  Marielle Franco: Adriano Nóbrega was a suspect in her murder. Photograph: Daniel Ramalho/AFP

The killing by police of a fugitive linked to the family of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro and who was also a suspect in the 2018 murder of Rio cit(...)

Paramedics carry a person on a stretcher after a shooting at a private school in Torreón, Mexico. Photograph: Jesus Ruiz/Reuters

At least two people are reported to have been killed and six injured, after a 12-year-old boy entered a school in northern Mexico with two handguns an(...)

Even before the latest fires, Deloitte estimated that the economic costs to Australia of natural disasters would rise to 39 billion Australian dollars (€24.2 billion) a year by 2050, equivalent to almost 2 per cent of the country’s current GDP

Around my parents’ home on England’s south coast, global warming is proceeding so benignly that French champagne houses are buying up tracts of local (...)

Wanda’s Bar in Belém a port city on the Amazon River in Brazil, has been closed since gunmen massacred 11 people there in May. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

The masked gunmen pulled up to Wanda’s Bar at 3.49pm on May 19th and began firing the moment they left their vehicles. Two people, including Wanda her(...)

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