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British prime minister Boris Johnson watching a video address by Sir David Attenborough: “If we don’t act now, when will we act?” Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau

Climate change is “the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced”, celebrated naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday, as (...)

Israeli forces demolish tents and structures in the Bedouin village of Khirbet Humsah near Tubas city in the Jordan Valley on February 4th, 2021. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand

The labels read “Humanitarian support to Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank” and they lie in the rubble of a destroyed communi(...)

 A woman shouts through a megaphone during a protest against the military coup outside the US embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar’s military junta promised on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power as police filed an additional charge against toppled(...)

Member of the Defence Forces train in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The crisis in Ireland’s defence forces raises questions about the State’s ability to pursue its policy goals while on the UN Security Council, accordi(...)

Dr David Nabarro urges deployment of the Covax programme, which would enable poorer countries get vaccine at the lowest price

Wealthy countries face a moral dilemma on whether to vaccinate all their adult populations, or vaccinate only those most at risk – and give spare supp(...)

Myanmar police  fire water cannon at protesters as they continue to demonstrate against the February 1st military coup in the capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

Police and protesters clashed in Myanmar on Tuesday, with injuries on both sides on the most violent day so far of demonstrations against the military(...)

Protesters flash the three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance, and hold a banner ‘Resist the military’ as they demonstrate against the coup in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Myanmar’s cities on Saturday to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader (...)

United Nations building in New York:  Hopes are high  a new administration in Washington will signal a shift in US policy towards Israel and Palestine. Photograph: Jason Szenes

Winter’s icy grip descended on New York this week, burying the streets under a foot of snow. But like many cities across the world struggling with th(...)

  Soldiers stand guard at the checkpoint of a military compound in Yangon on February 1st , as Myanmar’s military detained the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president in a coup. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

The United States formally declared the military takeover in Myanmar as a coup d’etat on Tuesday, paving the way for a review of foreign assistance to(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi led the democracy struggle despite years under house arrest and and won a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts. File photograph: Getty

Western leaders condemned the coup by Myanmar’s military against Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government and hundreds of thousands of he(...)

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