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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the head of UN Women and former deputy president of South Africa

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Hollow victory: David Cameron in Benghazi in 2011 after Gaddafi’s downfall

From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

World View: Tony Blair is still pilloried for the decisions he took over Iraq. David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging

The total weight of the world’s e-waste for 2014 is 41.8 million tons

Electronic waste worth £34bn piling up in 'toxic mine', warns UN report

Very little of the discarded electrical equipment, which includes gold and silver, is being recycled - and Britain is among the worst offenders

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond has accused Argentina of bullying

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond accuses Argentina of bullying over lawsuit against drilling firms

Argentina has launched a lawsuit against Falkland Island drilling firms

Daniel Craig appointed UN Ambassador: Ban Ki Moon gives 007 actor 'license to save' as global advocate for the elimination of mines

"I am the eighth secretary-general, so I am 008. This means I have given him that mandate to save," the UN secretary general said

Boko Haram released a video of the kidnapped schoolgirls last year, where they appeared reasonably fit and well in a wooded location, followed by a rant from the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau (AFP)

One year on from Chibok girl kidnappings, UN identifies 19 countries where sexual abuse of both boys and girls has become a way of life

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the abduction of the schoolgirls was 'one of the most alarming episodes' of sexual violence last year

Kevin Baugh, president of Molossia, in Nevada, USA

MicroCon 2015: Dictators of the world unite at world summit of micronations - countries too small to count

Micronations have their own flags and national anthems, and even met for a world summit last week. It’s just that they’re not recognised – by the UN or the Eurovision Song Contest. Simon Usborne talks to their indefatigable leaders

A RC-135 Reconnaissance plane.

Russian fighter jet 'intercepts' US Air Force reconnaissance plane over Baltic Sea

The US slammed the move as 'unsafe'

Raul Castro and Barack Obama greet each other at Friday’s summit

Barack Obama and Raul Castro's Summit of the Americas handshake changes Cuba - but not for everyone

David Usborne in Vinales meets one tobacco farmer unmoved by events on the world stage

Benjamin Netanyahu has been highly critical of the agreement struck between world powers and Iran

Iran nuclear deal: Benjamin Netanyahu presses US to seek better terms to prevent Iran's 'free path to the bomb'

Mr Netanyahu has been highly critical of the agreement struck on Thursday between world powers and Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu 'strongly opposes' Iran nuclear deal and demands recognition of Israel

The Israeli Prime Minister claims that Iran cannot be trusted with making deals

Iran nuclear deal: Full transcript of President Obama's remarks

The US and Iran reached a tentative agreement on Iran's nuclear program

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Iran nuclear talks: Framework for final deal reached after eight days of negotiations

After days of false starts and hopes dashed, it was announced that the tentative deal had finally been reached

Russia flexes its military muscle during a parade in Moscow last year

Russia threatens to use 'nuclear force' over Crimea and the Baltic states

Moscow would use a 'spectrum of responses' if Nato moved more forces into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader

Iran nuclear talks: Delays in agreement blamed on repeated consultation with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The 75-year-old has demanded that an agreement with Western powers must be followed by the ending of economic sanctions

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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