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The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris speaking from the White House during the virtual leaders’ summit on climate on Thursday. Photograph: White House/Bloomberg

 US president Joe Biden has committed the US to a 50-52 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030; doubling its ambition set out in the (...)

A coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

The United States is scaling up its climate ambition in tandem with whistle-stop visits to big carbon-emitting countries in an effort to forge greater(...)

Office buildings in London’s Docklands which were devastated in an IRA bomb blast in 1996. Photograph: David Giles/PA Wire

Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA attacks have compiled a dossier on the case for compensation after the UK government refused to publish its own report(...)

Lot 76 Barca by Michael Foley ( €1,000- €1,500) at the Morgan O’Driscoll sale

Words used by the late Seamus Heaney to describe sculptural artist John Behan really resonate this spring with the recent frenzy of NFT (non-fungible (...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

Mona Lisa (18) recuperates in a hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. She survived an attempted rape that left her with seven gunshot wounds and an amputated arm. Photograph:  New York Times

Mona Lisa lay on a hospital bed in Mekelle, the main city in war-torn northern Ethiopia, her body devastated but her defiance on display. Named for th(...)

Anti-coup protesters burn constitution books at Tarmwe township in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: AP Photo

Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services have been shut down by order of the military, a local provider said. The move comes as protesters cont(...)

Anti-coup protesters run around their makeshift barricade they burn to make defense line during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. Photograph: AP

On Saturday, Armed Forces Day, Myanamar’s military celebrated the strength of their army in blood. In the capital, Naypyitaw, troops paraded ceremonia(...)

Anti-coup protesters squat behind a barricade that separates them from security forces on the opposite side of the road in the Dala township of Yangon on Friday. Photograph: AP

Myanmar security forces opened fire on Sunday, witnesses said, at people gathered for the funeral of one of the 114 people killed the previous day, th(...)

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