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Parents living in deprived areas are at higher risk of feeling lonely due to COVID-19, British royal Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, said on Friday as she unveiled research that also highlighted the pandemic's impact on women's mental health.

Loneliness among parents has risen from

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The frontrunners in the COVID-19 vaccine race have emerged with different success rates for their shots in clinical trials, but what does that mean for the global fight against the pandemic?

US drugmakers Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna have each said their coronavirus vaccines have an efficacy rate of

Mexico City
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Few world leaders talk about morals and ethics as much as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and on Thursday he presented an Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico . 

López Obrador took office two years ago pledging government austerity and an end to corruption.

Rome, Italy
AP

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hats: A handful are in protective coronavirus quarantine, confined to their rooms on Vatican orders and getting

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Britain's decision to cut its aid budget will likely dent its reputation on the global diplomatic stage and may weaken a push for other wealthy governments to find more funding to help poor nations tackle climate change, aid groups and thinktanks said.

UK finance minister

Rome, Italy
AP

Pope Francis is encouraging Argentine women who are protesting a proposed new law to legalize abortion, saying the protection of life is above all a matter of human ethics.

In the letter to the women dated 22nd November, the Argentine Pope wrote: “Is it fair

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia has told 13 special forces soldiers they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the country's army said on Friday.

An independent report published last week in redacted form said there was evidence that 39

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

A mobile hospital for injured wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos began a journey on Thursday to its new base in Byron Bay, on Australia's east coast. 

Custom-built by Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital in a 16-metre-long semi-trailer truck, the mobile clinic will treat and rehabilitate

Washington, US
AP

With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the US Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

The justices split five to four late on Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy

Compassion UK is joining with Christian TV network TBN UK to offer a free online virtual carols service early next month.

Carols with Compassion will feature a blend of traditional carols with modern Gospel music with artists including Martin Smith (performing with his daughter Elle Limebear), Noel Robinson, Graham Kendrick,

Chennai, India
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Lower-caste Dalit women in northern India are targeted for rape by upper caste men who usually escape justice as survivors bow to pressure to drop their cases, researchers said this week.

Only 10 per cent of 40 rape cases involving Dalit women and

Paris. France
AP

Restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding, officials said this week.

In this Tuesday, 14th April file photo, a man wearing face mask walks past Notre Dame Cathedral in

Wellington, New Zealand
Reuters

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming.

The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government said as parliament

Islamabad, Pakistan
AP

Three international human rights groups on Thursday denounced recent attacks on Pakistan's minority Ahmadi community and asked Islamabad to “urgently and impartially investigate a surge" in violence.

The joint appeal from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists came days after

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