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Denmark claims North Pole – but will have to fight it out with Canada and Russia

Shrinking polar ice means the Arctic countries are preparing bids to exploit the area’s natural resources

Delegates receive copies of the deal agreed at the UN climate change talks in Lima on Sunday

UN climate change deal in Peru attacked by environmental activists as 'weak' and 'ineffectual'

Nations sign up to publishing national plans for curbing carbon dioxide emissions

Foul practices: Witches depicted by Adrianus Hubertus c1650

CIA torture report: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now

World View: Its use is always wrong and, despite CIA justifications post 9/11, the information obtained from it is invariably tainted
Many treatable illnesses are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs.

'Millions will die' without new antibiotics

Ten million people around the world will die unnecessarily every year by 2050 unless new antibiotics are created to tackle drug-resistant infections, a study concludes today.

The CIA has hit back at a damning report, which is claims is 'cherry-picked'

CIA 'torture report': China, Iran and North Korea take aim at US over shocking revelations

The nations suggested the US is guilty of hypocrisy

The British Humanist Association caused a stir with their bus poster campaign in 2009

How the right to deny the existence of God is under threat globally

New report also criticises Scotland's religious representatives on education boards

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai attends a press conference on Tuesday at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo ahead of the ceremony to present her with the award

Malala calls on David Cameron to do better on human rights and climate change

Campaigner will accept Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

The countries which, according to Open Society, participated in the CIA programme

CIA 'torture' report: The 54 countries that will be worried by controversial revelations

World prepares for moment America comes clean on its ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ – with which much of the world is complicit

South Korean protesters carry a mock nuclear missile during an anti-North Korea rally to end North Korea's suspected development of nuclear weapons

Risks of nuclear war rising because of global tensions and insecure stockpiles, warn experts

'Too many nuclear weapons in the world remain ready to launch on short notice,' the military, political and diplomatic figures say

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, 48, was even named Preacher of the Year, out of all the faiths in Britain

Shmuley Boteach: Sex, Sainsbury's, celebrity... and anti-Semitism

The self-proclaimed 'Rabbi of America', says Britain has grown worryingly anti-Israel – and he wants us to listen to him
Boris Johnson cycles through the streets of Jakarta on Car Free Sunday with Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (second left)

Boris Johnson, international statesman? The Mayor of London takes a Far East tour

To become Prime Minister, the Mayor must convince people he can represent Britain abroad. Joseph Watts followed him to see how he measured up

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has received assurances of continuing international support

Western leaders reassure Afghanistan of continued funding after withdrawal of coalition forces

President Ashraf Ghani urged to tackle corruption and carry out reforms in return for international assistance

John Kerry claims that air strikes have made a ‘significant impact’ on Isis capabilities

War with Isis: US hails 'significant impact' of bombing raids but Syria's President Assad is not so sure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that air strikes had already killed key leaders and damaged the group’s capabilities

Meet the micronation builders: Self-appointed leaders have created independent territories, complete with flags, anthems and crowns

It takes more than a strip of land, a made-up currency and a gaudy flag to found your own micronation… doesn't it? The photographer Léo Delafontaine goes in search of frontiers new
Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel at a summit in Dresden; the German Chancellor is said to be losing patience with the Russian President’s actions in Ukraine

Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

In France, the Front National was recently granted a €9m loan by a small financial institution to fund the party’s campaign for next year’s regional elections

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee