London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Three quarters of new housing developments in England are so badly designed they should never have been built, according to an independent audit released on Tuesday.

Britain has seen a building boom in recent years spurred by government policies designed to address a

London, UK

The last decade was the worst on record for economic losses from natural disasters, amounting to $US3 trillion - over a trillion more than the previous decade, insurance broker Aon said on Wednesday.

The Asia-Pacific region was the worst-hit in the 2010-2019 period, accounting for

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The proportion of raw materials the world is reusing has fallen, researchers said on Tuesday, warning of a "global disaster" as annual consumption of natural resources rose to 100 billion tonnes for the first time.

Just 8.6 per cent of the

Wellington, New Zealand

Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate refugees.

The ruling by the UN Human Rights Committee was given in

The bells of St Andrew's Cathedral rang out over Sydney Tuesday night in honour of the #ChangetheHeart "call to prayer" that Aunty Jean Phillips, one of the most senior Aboriginal Christian leaders in Australia, started in Brisbane to encourage Christians to engage in the process of reconciliation.

“You need us

Vatican City

Pope Francis urged the rich and powerful attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to set aside selfish concerns and make a joint effort to promote sustainability and fraternity for future generations.

“The overriding consideration, never to be forgotten, is that we are

Jos, Nigeria
Morning Star News

Rev Lawan Andimi had a treasured life – loving family, an affectionate congregation, respect from his colleagues.

The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in north-east Nigeria’s Adamawa state, had stated in a video that

Washington DC, US

US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday, with his chief legal defender attacking the case as baseless and a top Democratic lawmaker describing overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing.

Democrats have called on the Republican-controlled Senate to remove Trump

Sydney, Australia

Australia's platypus is under severe stress as the continent's prolonged drought dries up river beds, leaving one of the world's most peculiar animals fighting for its existence, scientists say.

The intensity of Australia's three-year drought on top of other factors such as land clearing, dam

Beirut, Lebanon/Budapest, Hungary

Christian aid workers say the United Nations is involved in persecuting Christians who have fled war-ravaged areas of Syria.

The Christian refugees reportedly face difficulties when trying to seek refuge in camps set up in Jordan, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

“A substantial number of them

London, UK

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will stop using their royal titles, give up state funding and repay taxpayer money used to refurbish their home at Windsor Castle as they seek to pursue new careers outside of Britain's royal family.

The deal is intended to




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