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The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

 Gay rights activists get together before the Annual March against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, May 14, 2016th. File photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia today despite several of them reporting they had(...)

Defenders of drones point out their accuracy, but a real-life example is given in Phoenix. A painter friend of one of the dancers was carrying a tube with a rolled-up canvas, but was mistaken for a soldier and killed by a drone

Drones are both harmless toys and deadly weapons. In Phoenix, French choreographer Éric Mihn Cuong Castaing brings these two extremes into the theatre(...)

“Annoyed but calm, the plant’s deputy chief Anatoly Dyatlov (Paul Ritter) orders that water be used to quench the reactor core. The problem, as his subordinates try to explain, is that there is no reactor core. It has exploded.”

One of the most sinister sights in Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 9pm), a new five-part miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster, is unsettlingly(...)

Chernobyl: in the 30km off-limit zone, liquidators measure radiation levels in the aftermath of the disaster. Photograph: Getty

A new TV drama revisits the Soviet nuclear meltdown of 1986, when fallout and fake news threatened to poison Europe Sinking through the screen int(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with former Soviet defence minister Dmitry Yazov in 2014.  Yazov  has been found guilty of war crimes by a Lithuanian court. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Russia has denounced the decision of a Lithuanian court to convict 67 former Soviet officials of offences including war crimes for their role in a dea(...)

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to audience during a rally in  April, 2015. File photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced his resignation on Tuesday saying the oil-rich central Asian nation he has ruled for 30 y(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers patrol outside Great Hall of the People  before the opening of the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress  in Beijing. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

China sought to shore up its slowing economy through billions of euro in planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending, with economic growth at its wea(...)

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photograoh: by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have begun their two-day summit in Hanoi, as the US president tries to revive efforts to persuade the North Korean leader(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier (right) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire at a press conference  in Berlin following talks on EU industrial policy. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s protectionist muscle is beginning to twitch. Peter Altmaier, the country’s economy minister, recently floated the idea of setting up a stat(...)

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