Stephen Starr

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A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

Border Angels founder Enrique Morones with colleagues in their office in San Diego, California. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The bea(...)

By 2002, the Iberian lynx’s population had crashed to just 94 known individuals in the wild.

Under the merciless Andalusian sun, the hills west of Santa Elena in southern Spain betray few signs of life. An army of unseen cicadas hum in unison (...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

China is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Nepal, its mountainous southern neighbour

Many of the dozens of Hindu and Buddhist temples dotted around Kathmandu’s Durbar Square were devastated in the April 2015 earthquake. Where ornate, U(...)

Opened in November 2104, Wingabaw conservation camp north of Yangon in Myanmar has become home to six orphaned baby elephants. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Seeing a group of elephant calves up close, eyes calm and trunks playfully sniffing the ground and each other, their lives seem nothing but serene. Si(...)

The biggest percentage gainer was former Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran whose remuneration package rose 105.7 per cent. In the year he left the betting company Mr Corcoran, now the chairman of Bank of Ireland, received €3.2 million

The bossesof Ireland’s top 20 companies earned, on average, 33 times more than their staff and secured pay increases twice as large as their employees(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: has declared victory in a tightly contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory on Sunday night in a presidential election that will see him assume unprecedented political power. The (...)

Myint Soe and his son use centuries-old methods to catch fish on Inle Lake. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Since 6am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it’s been a good morning – between their feet lie ab(...)

Mehmet Ali outside his three-room home in Okmeydani district, Istanbul. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Mehmet Ali does not own the land on which his shanty house sits in Istanbul’s Okmeydani district. When he arrived here 45 years ago from Ankara in sea(...)

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