People place flowers and  candles by Tyrifjorden lake, in view of Utoya island, four days after Anders Behring Breivik carried out a massacre there on July 22nd, 2011. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Norway’s capital was quieter than usual on July 22nd, 2011, a wet Friday during the summer holidays. At 3.25pm a bomb hidden inside a van exploded out(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Mary Robinson says it is “incredibly important that Europe will be at the heart of a progressive alliance for a new climate agreement” at the UN conference in Paris in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

EU heads of state and governments need to adopt an ambitious target to cut carbon emissions if Europe is to retain its leadership on climate change(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a damaged street in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood.

More than 50 doctors from across five continents, including three Nobel Prize winners, have called on the Syrian government and the armed opposition t(...)