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A man holds a portrait of Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief  Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a rally to denounce  US sanctions in Yangon earlier this month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civil(...)

Members of the Proud Boys and their supporters march during a rally in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Portland saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 right-wingers travelled from around the United States to march b(...)

Anti-extradition Bill protesters point laser beams outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people flocked to a downtown park for a fresh rally after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prom(...)

Crew members of the Grace 1 super tanker remove the name of ship in the British territory of Gibraltar on Saturday. Photograph: Marcos Moreno/AP Photos

The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambassador to Britain said(...)

Hostelworld said it was looking forward to the important summer season given the negative impact weak consumer sentiment in several EU markets had had on bookings

Monday Indicators: Euro zone inflation (Jul). Meetings: Machine Translation Summit 2019 (Helix, Dublin City University). Tuesday Results: Medtronic(...)

Sterling doesn’t have the comfort of the dollar’s reserve status. Nor the resilience of the US economy. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sterling staged a minor rally this week, driven by speculation about a Corbyn-led government of national unity (GNU). That’s one sentence I never thou(...)

Men dig graves for three bomb blast victims, all members of one family,  a day after a suicide attack targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlini(...)

To say you don’t like gardening is like saying you don’t like nature or baby fawns or cute toddlers. It makes you a monster. Photograph: iStock

Like a small pot, I’m handy. Don’t let my suave metrosexual exterior fool you: over the years there have been few DIY jobs I haven’t managed. I’ve put(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  on board the Malizia II  yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth on Tuesday, ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN climate action summit next month. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

September will be a landmark month for global commitments to address the climate crisis. Countries that ratified the Paris Agreement have been summone(...)

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