Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's High Court will rule on Wednesday whether to allow a final bid by Vatican former treasurer George Pell to overturn his convictions for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the late 1990s.

Pell, the highest ranking Catholic worldwide to be convicted of child sex

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rich and poor countries are at loggerheads over how to share benefits from genetic plant data that could help breed crops better able to withstand climate change, as negotiations to revise a global treaty are set to resume in Rome on Monday.

The

Seoul, South Korea
Reuters

The United States is "very actively" trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea's national security adviser said on Sunday, as a year-end North Korean deadline for US flexibility approaches.

South Korea was taking North Korea's deadline "very seriously",

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Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.

Bushfires burning across New South Wales and Queensland states have already killed

Washington DC, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Giving a Native American tribe a seat in Congress would "send a huge message" to the world, the woman poised to make history as the first delegate to formally represent an Indigenous community in the US House of Representatives has said.

The

Hong Kong
Reuters

Police fired tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies as activists blocked roads and trashed shopping malls across Hong Kong's New Territories and Kowloon peninsula on Sunday during the 24th straight weekend of anti-government unrest.

Protesters shouted abuse at "black police" in

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and warned of "catastrophic" fire conditions ahead, including around the country's biggest city of Sydney.

Authorities upgraded the forecast for the greater Sydney region to catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday,

New Delhi, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

With campaign promises like free sanitary pads and childcare for working women, the candidates in Sri Lanka's presidential election are going after the female vote like never before, in what some activists see as a generational shift.

An increasingly vocal women's rights

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

At least one in five people could not afford science's 'ideal diet' designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday. 

The EAT-Lancet report made headlines when it was unveiled in January because it proposed

Updated: 7.30am, 10th November, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

 Three people have died, four are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed two people had been killed by a

Kabul, Afghanistan
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year.

Authorities photographed all voters in September's presidential election

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