‘We are still in shock’: Beirut bride’s wedding video captures explosion

Dramatic footage shows moment blast rocked Lebanese city as couple posed for wedding photos Visual guide: how explosion caused devastationTell us: have you been affected by the explosion in Beirut? Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stood smiling and posing for her wedding video. But the scene was … Read more ‘We are still in shock’: Beirut bride’s wedding video captures explosion

Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Related: Trump is using … Read more Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Making the timelines: ‘There’s much more to black history than slavery’

The team behind the hit series of black history wallcharts explains why now is the perfect time to talk about the past Joseph Harker is the Guardian’s deputy opinion editor, and Gaverne Bennett is a freelance creative director and educationalist. Having first devised their wallcharts series in 2008 to celebrate Black History Month, they have … Read more Making the timelines: ‘There’s much more to black history than slavery’

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has … Read more World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert