‘I can’t give up on hope’: As the world’s population passes 8bn, new parents from Italy to India look to the future

In Siena, Luisa worries about social media. In Delhi, Nikita is trying to proof her house against air pollution. Here, couples who have welcomed a new child in recent months share their dreams and fears for them on an ever more crowded planetTuesday 15…

Is China doing enough to combat the climate crisis?

While it appears committed to renewable energy goals, China’s international commitments fall short of what experts say is neededCop27 live – latest news updatesAfter decades of fossil fuel-driven economic growth and industrialisation, China is now the …

‘Fight of our lives’: what happened on the first day of Cop27?

From a bombastic Boris Johnson speech to an impassioned plea from the Barbados PM, here’s how first full day played outCop27 live – latest news updatesOn a jam-packed first full day, we heard from António Guterres, the UN secretary general, who dramati…

India must act on drug adulteration – lives around the world are at stake

Disregard for manufacturing standards could ruin the country’s reputation as the ‘developing world’s pharmacy’ and risk wider problems globallyIndia’s reputation as the “pharmacy of the developing world”, built assiduously by the country’s pharmaceutic…

Ukraine war to take centre stage at UN as west and Russia vie for support

The general assembly is expected to see fresh tussles over future of Ukraine, as well as the threats of famine and the climate crisis in the global southThe UN general assembly summit this week will be dominated by a struggle – between the US and its a…

Cost of living crisis: what governments around the world are doing to help

From cancelling student loan debt to raising minimum wage, different strategies aim to reduce effects of soaring pricesThe Covid pandemic, soaring food and fuel prices, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have dealt a triple blow to people around the worl…

Genocide case against Myanmar over Rohingya atrocities cleared to proceed

UN’s international court of justice rejects arguments advanced by military junta over crackdowns against Muslim minority groupThe United Nations’ highest court has rejected Myanmar’s attempts to halt a case accusing it of genocide against the country’s…

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