A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Men seen on an armed vehicle during a protest near the defence ministry building in Khartoum, Sudan, in a still image taken from a social media video on Tuesday. Photograph:   Mohamed Musa via Reuters

About 20 people have been killed and many injured during attempts by troops loyal to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to disperse demonstrators dema(...)

Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales addresses the media on the country’s withdrawal from a  UN-sponsored anti-corruption commission at the National Palace in Guatemala City on Monday. Photograph:  Moises Castillo/AP

Guatemala has said it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president. Ji(...)

  UN environment chief Erik Solheim: ‘I have been and remain committed to doing what I believe to be in the best interest of UN Environment and the mission we are here to achieve.’ Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

UN environment chief Erik Solheim said on Tuesday he had resigned after receiving a final audit of his official travel. A draft of the report found (...)

 Rohingya refugees collecting water at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh in August 2018. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

UN officials have condemned a deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya refugees, with the UN refugee agency confirmin(...)

The remains of a mosque after an earthquake and tsunami  in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photograph: AP Photo/Rifki

More than 400 people have been confirmed dead after tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. A(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had not tampered with the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7th  in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Western diplomats accused Syria and Russia on Monday of preventing weapons inspectors from reaching the site of an alleged chemical attack by the Syri(...)

Smoke rises from  the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, Syria on Tuesday, where a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire has failed to take hold. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes and rocket fire continued into the night on Tuesday, after a five-hour lull ordered by Vladimir Putin failed to provide aid to the rebel-h(...)

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman (right) in  Beijing  International Airport  before taking   a flight to North Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Nations’ political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman is visiting Pyongyang in North Korea this week in a bid to ease growing tensions following(...)

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