University College Hospital in London taking a deep breath, on a hot early summer's day in London. It has survived the heated onslaught of the initial peak of Covid19 and is now hastily taking stock, learning lessons from its successes and counting the ...


Corona Virus Diary by Nick Hannes A strange calm has descended upon the land. The government urges the population to stay indoors and to limit social contacts with their own family members. Public life comes to a standstill, the rat race is stalling. ...


In war zones, bomb blasts deafen innocent civilians and explosions destroy homes and lives. Every day, people suffer death and destruction in faraway places nobody visits and few care about. All the while, we always thought that we were safe in our ...


The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed our lives and the way we perceive it. The outbreak has highlighted many issues in our societies and reawakened certain narratives - be it our health systems, the invisible workforce, the notion of a 'universal ...


Rare behind-the-scenes look at Chinese diplomacy and the World Health Organization (WHO). Inside the World Health Organization (WHO) as the coronavirus spreads - from the Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) to the Governing Body - tensions were ...


Like a film set after the actors have gone or a dark metaphor for the future of multilateralism, the grand Palais des Nations, the UN's European base, has been emptied by the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday 13th March, the UN precipitately ended all ...


At the coldest point in the day, Joanna Atkins emerges from a converted shipping container sitting on the back of a road train, parked on the side of a dirt track in the middle of the Kimberley in northern Western Australia (WA). Joanna's husband ...


Photographer Kieran Dodds took this series of photographs within 2 miles of his home in Edinburgh on his Covid-19 daily state-sanctioned exercise.During the walks he became increasingly aware of the boundary hedges in his neighourhood in what is known ...


Livestock herding in Australia's remote and rugged outback has historically evoked the image of the 'jackaroo', the country's answer to the American 'cowboy'. In a country where cattle stations can span hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, cattle ...


From the pristine jungles of Cambodia to the great national parks of India and Nepal, Asian wildlife is being plundered on an unprecedented scale. Every year, it is estimated that up to 30,000 primates, 5 million birds, 10 million reptile skins and 500 ...


Angelina Monday and her family are among the 1.3 million people who have fled conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and come to Uganda in search of refuge. She arrived in June 2017 with her six children, crossing the border on ...


In Japan, 'cuteness' is deeply embedded in the culture according to Yui Naruse, a researcher at Traffic Japan, a group working to combat the illegal trade in wildlife. And while a certain obsession with cats and other, more conventional pets is well ...


South Africa's second largest city is plagued by crime and drugs. Twenty five years after the end of apartheid, the country is setting new records in inequality and Cape Town, which is both a popular tourist destination and an important business centre, ...


No country on earth has confronted a climate-change-induced catastrophe like Australia. The vast continent is in the grip of a devastating fire season. With months of summer still to go and as a prolonged drought fuelled by record temperatures and strong...


Andrew Esiebo, a native of Lagos, Nigeria's industrial capital and Africa's largest city, has been fascinated by the city's frenetic nightlife for decades. He remembers when he was 9 years old being sent on an errand by his mother in the working class ...


I have been photographing shapes that are appearing on ice throughout the winter. When methane is released from the bottom of a frozen lake it pierces through the thin ice and melts the snow on the surface. When the wind blows the ice sheets move and ...


What began as a protest against a small increase in metro fares in October 2019 has turned into a mass movement for dramatic changes to the country's economic and political system. Violent excesses by the carabineros and the military combined with ...


In 2015, Thailand had the second highest number of road fatalities in the world, second only to war-torn Libya where dying on the road is but one of many dangers facing ordinary citizens. Yet the level of deadliness associated with driving in Thailand ...


On the island of Sumbawa in central Indonesia, thousands of artisanal miners have been digging up gold in dangerous, informal mines, sunk into jungle hillsides, for generations. The Indonesian government licenses large international mining corporations...


'It was a sunny day in April 1960. I took a ship to Chosen [Korea] from the port of Niigata, a north-western city of Japan.When I saw my mother for the last time, she was crying. She kept saying, ''Please dont go . . . Please change your mind.'' Every ...


It feels like the end of an era - not just the end of festivities - the trees, so recently adorned and surrounded by presents, now cast out, forlorn on the streets, waiting to be taken away. Once they were viewed as a curiosity, sometimes a touch ...


140,000 people die worldwide from snakebites every year. Another 400,000 are severely injured, often needing to have arms or legs amputated or losing their sight. Those worst affected are the rural poor in Africa, Asia and South America. The ...


One of the many side effects of the Trump presidency in the United States has been a steep increase in the number of asylum seekers attempting to enter Canada from the US. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is now recording the highest number of ...


200 million years ago, the area around the small towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the southern coast of England would have been entirely submerged by a tropical sea. The area was then around the latitude of Morocco, and its warm water supported a ...


Ninety per cent of the world's most highly prized rubies, called 'pigeon's blood' for their deep hue and intensity of colour, come from the hills near the town in Mogok, 200 kms north of Mandalay, Myanmar's second city. The two most precious rubies found...


Grace Kudzu has sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder that makes her red blood cells sickle-shaped and rigid, rather than the usual flexible doughnut form. They block her capillaries and cause excruciating vasco-occlusive crises that last for days at a...


Abbie used her own experience of being an overweight teenager to connect with six young men who struggle with their weight. "This is an intimate study of how it feels to be overweight as a young man in today's world. I was a fat teenager myself ...


In the middle of the night, villagers wade through shallow enclosures 100 metres offshore, looking for small, sausage-like creatures in the dark waters. Prized as a delicacy in the Far East, sea cucumbers are a godsend for this small village in one of ...


Since the financial crisis in the 1990s, many young women have left the Faroe Islands, a small nation in the North Atlantic Ocean which is nominally part of Denmark, but governs its own affairs. Most leave to study in Copenhagen or other European cities....


In Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, the stunning beauty of glacial ice and mountain lakes hides a worrying environmental phenomenon unfolding in slow motion. The glaciers in this remote part of South America are melting at an alarming rate. As ...


After the fifth election in five years - three general elections and two referendums - the UK is no closer to healing the divisions that emerged during the EU referendum. The English nationalist project, otherwise known as Brexit, has unleashed a level ...


The two islands of Mayotte and Anjouan are separated by only 40 miles of sea. They share same language, faith and ethnicity, and their populations have been intertwined through family links for hundreds of years. But in 1974, the colonial power, France, ...


Or rather it doesnt. The World Trade Organization (OMC in French) is in crisis. While it is supposed to regulate 98% of international trade, between its 164 country members, i.e. just about all countries, it has totally failed to update rules mostly ...


Every country has its favourite sport. In England, football is the undisputed leader. In India, a huge home audience, running into the hundreds of thousands, is obsessed with cricket. America calls its annual baseball championship the World Series even ...


11 December 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the First Chechen War. Though by no means the only conflict to beset the imploding Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the War in Chechnya came to epitomise the chaos and wanton destruction of ...


The Tour du Faso is one of the world's great cycle races. It covers 1,306 kilometres across Burkina Faso every October and has been won 15 out of the past 32 times by local Burkinab teams since its inception in 1987. Until 1998 it was reserved for ...