London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

British retail bank HSBC UK launched a scheme on Monday to help victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in Britain "rebuild their lives" by giving them access to bank accounts.

The bank, part of the London-listed global finance group , said it had

The Australian Christian Lobby has kicked off a new effort aimed at raising funds to support sacked Australian rugby fullback Israel Folau in his dispute with Rugby Australia with $A100,000 donation.

The move comes after fundraising platform GoFundMe shut down a page which had already raised more than

Manama,Bahrain/Jerusalem
Reuters

The first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up $US50 billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an "economy first" approach doomed

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

The Marshall Islands is literally struggling to stay above water but its President Hilda Heine told Reuters she had saved her breath rather than try to persuade US President Donald Trump to hear its climate change message. 

Heine met Trump at the White House

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Land titles of farmers who kill themselves in an Indian state will be given to their widows, according to a government order, granting inheritance equality in a nation where their property rights are often denied.

A Maharashtra State Government order issued last

The South Sudan Council of Churches has denounced the stigmatisation of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in the strife-torn African nation.

In a statement released last week to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the council condemned sexual violence as "one of the

Dakar, Senegal and Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Niger and Nigeria have improved their efforts to fight human trafficking, but still do not meet the minimum standards required, the US Government said last week in its closely watched annual assessment of how countries are performing.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau's crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than $A750,000 to be refunded to thousands of donors.

Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for $A3

Beed, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Residents of the drought-hit Indian village of Salegaon are so desperate for water they have started lining up their pots two days before the tanker is due to arrive.

When it does, the neatly lined up pots go flying as the villagers rush

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

China rescued more than 1,100 women trafficked into the country, many of them sold as brides, in a joint operation with South-East Asian countries, police said in a statement on Friday.

Seventeen children were among those rescued in raids carried out with

RNS

If US President Donald Trump gets his way, reading the Bible in the US could get more expensive.

The parent company of the two largest Bible publishers in the United States has warned the Trump administration that proposed tariffs on China would amount to a “Bible tax.”

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