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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking at the 69th United Nations General Assembly

Iraq and Syria crisis: Iran's President Rouhani accuses West of turning Middle East into 'haven for terrorists'

He added the terrorists followed an ideology of "violence and extremism"

The special meeting was only the sixth time the Council had met at the level of heads of government since the founding of the UN

UN Security Council passes resolution restricting movement of foreign fighters intent on joining Isis

David Cameron tells the meeting 'British people are sickened that a British citizen could be involved in murdering people'

David Cameron addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York

David Cameron warns world leaders of Isis's 'murderous plans to expand its borders' and pledges to take action

Mr Cameron also says Iran may end up being part of the coalition against Isis, in spite of the years of enmity between Tehran and the West

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at the UN Climate Summit

Climate Change Summit: World leaders reach fragile consensus on global warming

Just days after thousands marched for action, politicians declared their commitment to tackling the issue urgently. They were joined by one very notable celebrity activist

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters

Climate Change summit: Brazil refuses to sign UN's pledge to slow deforestation

Environment Minister claims her government was 'not invited to be engaged in the preparation process'

Syria air strikes: Islamic State vows attacks against Isis targets 'will be answered'

Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates are thought to have joined America in overnight strikes

Vote with your wallet: the app can help shoppers feel more informed about items on sale

The politics of the weekly shop

A new app in the US can reveal the politics of the companies behind everyday grocery items. It's sure to affect the contents of trolleys, says Tim Walker – especially the toilet paper
Demonstrators march towards Wall Street in New York last night, calling for action to curb the effects of global warming

UN climate summit starts in New York but the long-term forecast is cloudy

Leaders of China and India will be notable absences at the talks

There is an 80 per cent chance that by the end of this century the global population could have reached between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion people

World population could rise by three billion more than expected

Africa’s population is set to quadruple to four billion by the end of the century

Children born in Angola are 84 times more likely to die before the age of five than children born in Luxembourg

Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target

Major improvements achieved through tackling infectious disease with mosquito nets and immunisation

Islamic State: International pledge to use any means necessary to defeat Isis ‘throat-slitters’

Twenty-six nations, including Russia, China and 10 Arab states, pledged yesterday to fight the terrorist group Isis “by any means necessary”.

Former Senator Bob Graham (right)

Islamic State: ‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’

In an exclusive interview, the Senator who led inquiry into attack says Obama’s plan to confront Sunni jihadis repeats past mistakes

Ukraine crisis: Putin wants to bring back Soviet Union and take us over, says Prime Minister

Comment follows shortly after second Russian convoy illegally enters Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pictured at the Ministry of Finance in Moscow

Russia may close airspace in response to Western sanctions

He said Russia may decide to only allow the airlines of "friendly countries" allowed to fly in its airspace

While trees are still being felled in alarming numbers, the rate has slowed dramatically

Is this the end of the 'war on trees'? UN members pledge to restore woodland and safeguard rainforests

But this new 'green revolution' has a long way to go...
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn