One of the world's largest firms loaned a businessman previously accused of corruption $45m and asked him to negotiate mining rights in a poor central African nation, the Paradise Papers reveal.
The year 2017 is "very likely" to be in the top three warmest years on record, according to provisional figures from the World Meteorological Organization.
The latest round of UN led climate talks have opened in Bonn with delegates from almost 200 countries in attendance.
Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa's largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis.
A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization.
Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says.
All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.
The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry.
Soot trapped in the feathers of songbirds over the past 100 years is causing scientists to revise their records of air pollution.
A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.
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