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President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic: has fled into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

Rebels in Central Africa n Republic seized control of the country's riverside capital Bangui today, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee i(...)

UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi: “The Russians and Americans are now talking to one another, and that is very positive.” Photograph: Reuters

When Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore expressed Ireland’s opposition to lifting the Eu ropean Un ion arms embargo on wea(...)

File photo of fugitive Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who walked into the US Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he faces war crimes charges racked up during years of rebellion. Photograph: Paul Herera/Reuters (2009)

A Congo lese warlord known as "the Terminator" and accused of murder, rape and other atrocities was flown out of Rwanda today to face war crime(...)

Foam from industrial waste floats on the polluted Tiete River in Pirapora do Bom Jesus, 56km northwest of Sao Paulo, earlier this month. Today is World Water Day.

Last February Megha Kumar, a young woman from Delhi, stood before delegates at the launch ceremony to designate 2013 as the United Nations Inte(...)

Shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton street. “Instead of viewing the affluent as a problem, the novel approach of the Millennium Consumption Goals  would persuade them to contribute to the solution without having to reduce their quality of life,” Prof Mohan Munasinghe, the Sri Lankan scientist who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, told a conference in Dublin yesterday.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Establishing consumption targets to motivate the world’s rich to consume more sustainably will reduce the burden on natural resources and help (...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowed at the end of his speech to Israeli students at the International Convention Center today. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea to the Israel i public to pressure their leaders to make p(...)

I’m walking around the labyrinth huts and small concrete houses in Chetla slum, the largest collection of dwellings of its kind in Kolkata, Ind(...)

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed UN special envoy to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been confirmed as the special envoy for the Un ited Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa. (...)

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban facing criticism, from the United Nation’s human rights office, for Hungary’s constitutional reforms. Photograph Laurent Dubrule (Reuters)

The Un ited Nations' human rights office has added its voice to international criticism of Hungary's constitutional reforms, despite the insist(...)

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