Mexico City, Mexico
Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 73,000 people are missing in Mexico, the government said on Monday, some 11,500 more than in a previous total and a grim statistic underscoring the rights abuses suffered since the country began a militarised push against drug cartels.

A quarter

Sydney, Australia/Tokyo, Japan
Reuters

Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections.

Many parts

Cairo, Egypt
Thomson Reuters Foundation

As coronavirus restrictions ease, business is rebounding in Cairo's cafes, restaurants and shops. In the evenings, the sounds of street vendors plying their wares blends with the honking of horns, as the city gets back to normal.

But the evening revival may not

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

To feed their people a healthy diet, countries from Ethiopia to India may need to hike their climate-changing emissions - a shift only possible if richer nations simultaneously curb theirs, a United Nations flagship report on hunger said Monday.

Increasing emissions to provide

Four global church bodies have written to G20 leaders calling for them to ensure a "truly just and sustainable recovery" in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sent on 13th July, the letter - which is signed by the heads of the World Council of Churches, World Communion

Beijing, China
AP

China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three US lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the US last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region. 

US Senators Marco Rubio and Ted

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain is home to at least 100,000 modern slaves according to a new study, 10 times more than the official estimate, as activists warned 90 per cent of victims may be going undetected. 

Anti-slavery charity Justice and Care and thinktank The Centre

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A group of the world's super-rich including heiress Abigail Disney and the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's urged governments on Monday to raise their taxes to help impoverished populations survive the coronavirus and its economic fallout.

In an open letter, the

Reuters

The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days.

The pandemic has now killed more than half a million people in six-and-a-half months, and World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom

Updated: 8am (AEST), 14th July, 2020
Warsaw, Poland
AP

Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness.

The close race

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

India has approved a plan to develop affordable rental housing for migrant workers after millions of labourers fled the nation's cities for villages amidst coronavirus lockdowns that left many of them without jobs and homes.

The scheme, part of a federal housing project

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

North American Scrabble competitors will no longer be able to play racist and homophobic slurs from the "N-word" to "bumboy" and "poofs", the head of the players' association has said, in an 11th-hour ruling that went against his own advisory board.

Blantyre, Malawi
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Malawi's newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use their roles to help other women.

Women now hold 39 per cent of the ministerial and deputy minister roles

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rio de Janeiro has more than 640 deaths from coronavirus in its favelas, a new information dashboard showed on Thursday, part of an effort to combat underreporting of the disease in the city's slums.

The dashboard, a collection of charts and

San Gabriel, California
AP

A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a Catholic church in California that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

Fire alarms at the San Gabriel Mission rang around 4am. When firefighters arrived, they saw

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