Members of Climate Case Ireland Christian Volkmann, Clodagh Daly, Fiona O’Malley, Emer Slattery and Angela Deegan , calling for a Citizens Assembly on Biodiversity and a Constitutional right to a safe clean healthy and sustainable environment protesting outside the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The campaign group Climate Case Ireland (CCI) has called on the Government to amend the Constitution to recognise the right to a healthy environment. (...)

Aye Myat Thu, the wife of Myanmar protester Chit Min Thu, reacts after he was shot dead  by security forces. Photograph: STR /AFP

Myanmar’s junta added bribery allegations to its charges against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, while an advocacy group said security fo(...)

Then US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing, 2013. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Pool/AFP via Getty

One of the first battles in the American civil war took place near a Missouri town that it amused fate to name Carthage. Two millennia before, the Rom(...)

 Demonstrators hold up placards during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, in front of the Chinese embassy in Yangon. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar’s military junta has drafted a draconian cyber security Bill that has caused alarm among human rights campaigners and business groups for gran(...)

Myanmar police  fire water cannon at protesters as they continue to demonstrate against the February 1st military coup in the capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Police and protesters clashed in Myanmar on Tuesday, with injuries on both sides on the most violent day so far of demonstrations against the military(...)

Ruhollah Zam was the son of a pro-reform Shia cleric and fled Iran. File photograph: Getty

Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during anti-government protests in 2017, was executed on Saturday, (...)

Girls take part in a traditional Shilluk church ceremony at a protection of civilian site in Malakal, South Sudan on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP via Getty

Seven years after civilians first rushed UN military bases in South Sudan, beginning an unprecedented scheme credited with saving tens of thousands of(...)

US president Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump, posing for a picture with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during the inauguration of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology “Etidal” in Riyadh in May 2017. Saudi Arabia was defeated in its attempt to win election to the UN Human Rights Council last week. Photograph:   Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

The UN’s Geneva-based Human Rights Council was established in 2006 to replace a widely discredited predecessor which had been tarnished by the poor ri(...)

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki: he claimed the Emirates and Bahrain had established “the foundations for an era of capitulation to the enemy”. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Palestine has decided to quit the rotating presidency of the Arab League council in response to the organisation’s refusal to condemn Emirati and Bahr(...)

 Smoke rises from the houses of Rohingya Muslims during military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in a photograph taken   in Teknaff, Bangladesh in September 2017. Photograph:  Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliter(...)

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