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Sit-in calling for Sudanese government dissolution grows into thousands

Sudan Khartoum protestors

Khartoum, SudanReuters A sit-in calling on the military to dissolve Sudan’s government grew into the thousands on Monday as the country grappled with what its civilian leadership has called the biggest crisis of a two-year-old transition from autocracy. Protesters, including many who arrived by bus from outside Khartoum, were assembled by a coalition of rebel […]

Australia Christians knit scarves to deliver a message on climate emissions

Australia Common Grace scarves

Sydney, Australia Christians worried about Australia’s carbon emissions have used more than 13,000 metres of wool to knit hundreds of scarves to lobby politicians to take urgent action on climate change. More than 300 scarves, using cool blues through to deep reds to depict the world’s rising temperatures in the past century, have been handed […]

Haitians protest kidnappings as FBI says it will assist in effort to find missionaries

US Ohio Christian Aid Ministries door

Port-au-PrinceReuters Haitians on Monday mounted a nationwide strike to protest a growing wave of kidnappings, days after the abduction of a group of missionaries prompted FBI involvement and fueled international concerns over gang violence in the crisis-stricken Caribbean nation. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries on Sunday said a group of its missionaries, 16 Americans and one […]

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Dhaka Hindu protest

Dhaka, BangladeshAP Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. New attacks took place Sunday night in a northern village, where unidentified people burned up to 26 homes of Hindus despite a […]

EU has exported more than one billion COVID-19 vaccines, von der Leyen says

EU European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Brussels, BelgiumReuters More than a billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported since December, 2020, making the bloc the biggest exporter of the shots, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. The vaccines had gone to more than 150 countries, and the EU had exported as many doses […]

More than 20 dead after floods in south India

India Kerala floods

Kochi, IndiaReuters At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents.  People watch a house being washed away in […]

US nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

US Sister Megan Rice

Rosemont, Pennsylvania, USAP Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died. She was 91. Rice died of congestive heart failure on 10th October at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, according to her […]

Australian koalas line up for chlamydia vaccine in new trial

Australia Sydney Vineyard Veterinary Hospital koala

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters About 400 Australian koalas will be vaccinated against chlamydia as part of a trial that researchers say they hope could play a significant role in the longer-term survival of the animals. Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease also found in humans, has spread widely among Australian koalas, affecting half the animals in some areas. […]

Kabul orphanage struggles to feed its children as cash runs low

Afghanistan Kabul orphanage

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Ahmad Khalil Mayan, programme director at a large Kabul orphanage, says he is cutting back on the amount of fruit and meat he gives the children each week because the home is running out of money. For the last two months, since the Afghan Taliban seized control of the country and millions of dollars […]