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Wayne Hurst of Hurst Heating and Plumbing Supplies in Castlebar, with some of the wood-burning stoves which have been selling well following the bituminous coal ban. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Six months after the burning of smoky coal was banned by the State in Castlebar, the Mayo town is showing slight, but encouraging signs of an improvem(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

Author and journalist Christina Lamb. Photograph: David Levenson/ Getty Images

In Rwanda six years ago, I watched a grown man wail and realised I knew little about the horrors humans inflict on each other. He was a prominent memb(...)

A body is transported at Dhaka Medical College Hospital following a deadly fire at a plastic factory in Dhaka on December 12th. Photograph: Rehman Asad/ AFP via Getty Images

At least 10 people have died in a fire at a factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, the second such blaze in the area in less than a week. The fire bro(...)

Dubai stands testament to what can be done through sheer force of will and extraordinary urban vision. File photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Dubai is not for everyone. The glittering metropolis, which erupts out of the desert, captures much that is good and bad about humanity in a few squar(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

A resident rests in a temporary shelter in a slum in Dhaka on Sunday, after a fire broke out late on Friday in Mirpur town. There were no fatalities. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the (...)

Firefighters stand guard at the high-rise block where a fire killed at least 25. Photograph: Monirul Alam/EPA

Criminal charges are to be filed against the owner of a building in Dhaka where a fire killed at least 25 people and which had four illegally construc(...)

People  being rescued after a fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on  Thursday. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

At least 19 people were killed and 70 injured in a fire in a 22-storey building in the Banani commercial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on (...)

Security personnel stand guard near a Dubai-bound Bangladesh Biman aeroplane on the tarmac of the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Bangladesh flight bound for Dubai made an emergency landing on Sunday in Chittagong after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The (...)

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