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 (...)

 Guatemala’s president, Jimmy Morales, is backed by a powerful network of military and economic elites in seeking  to oust the UN-backed anti-impunity group Cicig. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

War criminals convicted of extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual slavery could soon walk free if Guatemalan lawmakers sanction a blanket amnesty (...)

All those years ago, I felt a little bit sorry for Wendy, with her strange longing for shops on Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/ Getty Images

Over the past while, I have been thinking about a Christmas years ago when my American friend Wendy came to spend Christmas with my parents and siblin(...)

Donald Trump Jr, son of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, gestures while speaking during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

For a moment, it looked like last night’s events at the Republican national convention were copying the controversy of the previous night at the Quick(...)

Brothers  Brahim El Bakraoui (left) and Khalid El Bakraoui, identified as two of the suicide bombers in the Brussels attacks. Experts warned that extremists were trying to recruit entire families in Europe, portending the possibility of yet another evolution in jihadism. Photograph: EPA/Interpol

The identification of Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui as suicide bombers in the deadly Brussels attacks is confronting investigators and counterterror(...)

 A South African police services forensic investigator examines  the carcass of a white rhino:  A South African court lifted a ban on domestic trade in rhinoceros horns last month, reigniting a debate between those who claim that a legal trade  could help stem the poaching crisis and those who say it would only worsen it. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty

in Johannesburg The US government is stepping up efforts in Johannesburg to combat illegal wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in Sout(...)

Martin Dunphy announced on Monday that he has sold his 20 per cent stake in Sussex-based Marlin Financial Group.

Former Irish schoolboy international footballer Martin Dunphy netted a £25 million (€30 million) windfall yesterday after a UK debt collection company(...)

‘It’s a bit addictive. If someone puts something bogus up you can go on and prove him wrong and get into a debate. If you win, you think, I’ve got (...)