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Paul Rusesabagina (centre) attends court with his coaccused at the start of his trial at the supreme court in Kigali, Rwanda  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eugene Uwimana/EPA

A businessman portrayed as a hero in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda went on trial on terrorism charges in Kigali on Wednesday. Paul Rusesabagi(...)

Paul Rusesabagina  in Washington, DC, in January, 2016. Photograph: Marvin Joseph/Washington Post via Getty Images

He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 people he sheltered at hi(...)

Smoke after a forest fire in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday said climate change should be regarded as “an essential element of US foreign policy and national security”. That (...)

Van Morrison recently suggested that we need to ‘stand up, speak up and fight the pseudo-science’ about Covid-19.

Can we organise a moratorium on the “I never liked [bad person’s] work anyway” construction? The idle boast has been around for a while — no doubt, in(...)

US president Joe Biden delivering his inauguration speech  in Washington DC. “Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in his path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war,” he said. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Joe Biden began his presidency with a soaring appeal to end America’s “uncivil war” and reset the tone in Washington, delivering an inaugural address (...)

US president Joe Biden signs three documents at the US Capitol after being sworn in as the 46th president of the US. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden has signed an executive order paving the way for the US to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, reversing one of the signature m(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania make their way to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

Former president Donald Trump vowed to return “in some form” as he left the White House for the final time as president on Wednesday. Speaking to jou(...)

Dublin-born Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, will head up USAid, America’s main federal aid agency. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Throughout his almost 50-year career in politics, Joe Biden has often recalled the words of his grandmother. “Remember, Joey Biden, the best drop of b(...)

US president Donald Trump: The pardon power remains one of the last and most likely outlets for quick unilateral action. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

As US president Donald Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting (...)

Mike Pompeo: said  Iran  has taken over from Afghanistan and Pakistan as al-Qaeda’s   main “sanctuary for the terror group’s senior leaders as they plan attacks against America and our allies”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Iran has become al-Qaeda’s home base, which he made in a speech on Tuesday, is intended to undermi(...)

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