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 Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib region from which “radical” rebels will be required to withdraw b(...)

 Filipino villager children are pummelled by winds in the typhoon-hit town of Baggao, Cagayan province, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Mangkhut, which meteorologists called the most powerful storm in the world this year, has swept through the northern end of the Philippine isl(...)

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit in Parliament Square in London, England in July. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Photo

Even by the standards of the Trump presidency, this week’s developments regarding the US president’s visit to Ireland were bewildering. Less than two (...)

Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivering his state of the union speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The EU will continue to stand by Ireland in the Brexit process in defence of the Belfast Agreement “in all its elements”, the president of the Europea(...)

Increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food. Photograph: iStock

World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a g(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

Smoke billows following Syrian  bombardment of Al Habit on the edges of rebel-held Idlib province,  September 9th, 2018. Photograph:  Omar Haj Kadour/Getty

Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama on Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the (...)

People perform during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Kim Jong-un presided over a tempered military parade on Sunday, in the latest sign that he wants to revive stalled nuclear talks with the US as he pus(...)

Barack Obama has kept a relatively low-profile since leaving office in January last year and has refrained from criticising his successor directly. However on Friday he spoke out at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Photograph: Daniel Acker/The New York Times

Former US president Barack Obama stepped back into the political fray on Friday, lambasting his successor Donald Trump for the first time since leavin(...)

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