London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain appointed its first international ambassador for human rights on Monday to support its work in the United Nations and promote its campaigns around the world.

Rita French will be based in Geneva and will focus on issues including modern slavery, media freedom and

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls - some as young as nine - are being trafficked into sexual slavery in China as they try to flee poverty and oppression in their homeland, experts on the reclusive state said on Monday.

The

A Texan church where 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire 18 months ago has opened the doors of its new sanctuary.

The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs - where on 5th November, 2017, a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people including eight children and an unborn child -

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had "magical powers" during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday.

The

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Israel Folau waived his right to appeal the termination of his contract by Rugby Australia due to a lack of "confidence" in their process, the former Wallabies fullback said on Monday, but he had not ruled out further action against the decision.

Folau was fired

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40 per cent saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, according to a poll released

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women's careers are being held back as men in the United States avoid spending time with female colleagues in the wake of the #MeToo movement, women's rights group LeanIn.org said on Friday.

Nearly two thirds of male managers reported they would be uncomfortable taking

Vienna
Reuters

Austria's Chancellor and President will discuss a date on Sunday for an early parliamentary election and the makeup of a caretaker government, after a video sting brought down the leader of the far-right junior partners in the ruling coalition.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on

Geneva, Switzerland
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.

"What we have learned from these

Vatican City
Reuters

Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.

In an address to the Foreign Press Association in Italy, he urged journalists to shun fake news and continue reporting on

Tbilisi, Georgia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Facebook photos and food delivery data could replace expensive surveys and wills in helping billions of people worldwide prove they own their home, researchers said on Wednesday.

Globally, an estimated five billion people lack the proof of ownership needed to access services, get

Updated: 4.30pm
Melbourne/Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavourable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. 

Morrison's Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or

An early seasonal drought in North Korea could exacerbate hunger, malnutrition and health problems for thousands of vulnerable people already facing food shortages, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said last week.

Flagging the looming crisis, the Mohamed Babiker, the head of the IFRC in North Korea, said the organisation

Sydney/Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable win at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory that twisted through urban fringes and rural townships.

The results upended pre-election polls which predicted a Labor victory, though it is

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia's two major political parties are locked in a tight contest with more than one-third of votes counted in the national election on Saturday, running counter to pre-election opinion polls that had predicted a change in government. 

Early counting showed a small swing to the

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