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The Weddell Sea in  Antarctica, one of the world’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems. Photograph: David Tipling/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

International efforts to designate as a protected area a vast part of eastern Antarctica and the Weddell Sea, in one of the world’s most important and(...)

A protester going by the name Cowboy Barbie holds an AR-15 rifle at a rally in Carson City, Nevada, in  January ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as US president. Photograph: Ty O’Neil/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Here follow pairs of facts about the contemporary US. The economy added 850,000 jobs in one month; a third of voters believe the last presidential e(...)

 Rujing Guo   in Herbert Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is an ancient Chinese phrase which Rujing Guo uses as her motto: “To grow as a person, you must walk 1,000 miles and read 1,000 books”. Moving (...)

“It is time to turn down the heat of the rhetoric and turn up the light of scientific inquiry if we are to be better prepared to stem the next pandemic.” Photograph: Getty Images

There is no scientifically-validated evidence to support the theory that Covid-19 leaked from a laboratory in China, while more recent studies strongl(...)

Afghan policemen  at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday, after fierce fighting in the area with Taliban forces. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

It is not without reason that Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires”. The ancient Greeks, the Mongols, the Mughals, the British, the Sovie(...)

Opposition politician and banker Viktor Babarik, charged with corruption and money laundering, is seen from inside a defendants’ cage during the opening day of his trial in Minsk in February. Photograph: Getty Images

Belarus has jailed an opposition leader for 14 years, and threatened to stop western goods entering the country while allowing migrants to move in the(...)

The Shahre Naw neighbourhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. With the Taliban advancing and US troops leaving, President Ashraf Ghani and his aides have become increasingly isolated. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

More than 1,000 Afghan government troops have fled into neighbouring Tajikistan to escape a Taliban advance, amid fears that the withdrawal of wester(...)

Irish dairy cows fixed with technology that collects and measures methane emissions as they graze on grass at Moorepark Teagasc Food Research Centre in Fermoy.

Global carbon emissions from agriculture are expected to rise by 4 per cent over the next 10 years, mostly due to expanding livestock production, putt(...)

  A logo of ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is seen on Didi Chuxing’s building in Beijing, China. Photograph: Wu Hong/Epa

China’s cyberspace watchdog said on Monday it is investigating online recruiter Zhipin. com, and truck-hailing apps Huochebang and Yunmanman, ramping (...)

China’s emergence as a major political and economic actor is a central fact of current world affairs. It is a signal transformation for most of its ow(...)

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