London, UK

More than 190 countries committed in 2015 to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in an effort to stave off the worst effects of climate change such as drought, flooding and loss of species.

Scientists say bringing global carbon dioxide (CO2)

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Sydney, Australia

Fashion companies are making “slow progress” prioritising the elimination of modern slavery and improving outcomes for climate change, Baptist World Aid Australia’s 2021 Ethical Fashion Report and Guide has found.

Almost 100 companies with a turnover of $A50 million (as well as

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thousands of members of Bangladesh's ruling party rallied on Tuesday in support of the nation's besieged minority Hindus after one of the worst bouts of communal violence in the Muslim-majority nation for over a decade.

The wave of clashes left at least six people dead

Rome, Itay

A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th-century marble angels from a Neapolitan antiques shop two decades ago has returned the winged “putti” to Italy’s art police after learning that they had been stolen from a church.

Italy’s carabinieri art police said the

Brasilia, Brazil

The senator leading a probe into Brazil's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with homicide over what his report says are government errors that led to the deaths of thousands.

Bolsonaro has dismissed the probe as politically motivated.

Washington DC, US

An interfaith assortment of faith leaders and actors were arrested outside the White House on Tuesday as they demanded in prayers and speeches that President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Congress do more to advocate for voting rights legislation.

Rev Jamal Bryant, a

Geneva, Switzerland

Ten thousand Yemeni children have been killed or maimed since a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened in March, 2015, after the Iran-aligned Houthi group ousted the government, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Artist Haifa Subay paints

Vatican City

The Vatican on Tuesday rolled out its latest "Click to Pray" app, offering a personal planner among new functions for what it hopes will be an improved digital "praying experience" in a fast-paced world.

In its own mini-version of a Silicon Valley-type unveiling, seven church


The work of US and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend included helping rebuild homes following an August earthquake on the island, according to their Ohio-based organisation that has aid projects all over the world.

Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement Tuesday that

Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could shrink the continent's economy by three per cent by mid-century, the UN climate agency warned on Tuesday.



Myanmar's military government has freed hundreds of political prisoners from the notorious Insein prison, including Aung San Suu Kyi's party spokesman and a famous comedian Zarganar, local media reported. 

Minutes after military ruler Min Aung Hlaing's speech on Monday, state television announced more than 5,600 people arrested




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