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Members of the North Korean women’s ice hockey team arrive at South Korea’s national training centre in Jincheon on Thursday. They will be part of a unified Korean squad. Photograph: Song Kyung-Seok/AFP/Getty Images

As the North Korean women’s ice hockey team arrived in the South to prepare for next month’s winter Olympics, Pyongyang has issued a rousing call to (...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson and Graça Machel, widow of former president Nelson Mandela, join a walk to commemorate what would have been Mandela’s 99th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Fifty-two grassroots organisations from around the world are to be promoted by The Elders – a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela – as p(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously called for UN officials and others to observe the evacuation of people from the last rebel-h(...)

Role model: Wonder Woman to get her new title at event at UN on October 21st. Photographs: DC Comics

The United Nations is due to welcome a new honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls: Wonder Woman. According to website Comic Book(...)

The war in Syria is at another turning point this week as the United States and Russia struggle to keep the ceasefire they organised together after tw(...)

There is now an excellent chance that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, adopted by acclamation at Le Bourget last December, will enter into force(...)

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his front-runner status to head the UN. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his position as front runner to become the next UN secretary general after the latest s(...)

It is the paradox of a voting system in which everyone gets a vote and several privileged voters get a veto, that the successful candidate is never th(...)

People wave white flags in Medellin, Colombia, during an event to celebrate the signing of the ceasefire  between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla group. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Thousands of Colombians will be forced to flee their homes each year, despite a ceasefire accord signed on Thursday between the government and rebels,(...)

Saudi deputy crown prince Mohamed bin Salman (left) began his US tour with an iftar  at the home of John Kerry. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

The Saudi deputy crown prince’s week-long visit to Washington did not unfold quite as Riyadh planned. Prince Mohamed bin Salman began his US tour w(...)

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