Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.

Renata Dwan, director of the UN Institute for

Washington, DC
RNS

The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Washington installed Wilton Gregory as its archbishop on Tuesday, ushering in a new era for a community marred by recent scandals involving sex abuse.

Gregory, who most recently served as the Archbishop of Atlanta, embarked on his new ministry during

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's Rugby Union Players' Association will convene a "faith review" to establish clearer guidelines for religious expression in the wake of Israel Folau's sacking.

Former Wallabies fullback Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, had his four-year contract terminated last week for a social media post that said

A Catholic priest was murdered in El Salvador on the weekend, according to reports.

Catholic news agencies reported that 35-year-old Fr Cecilio Perez Cruz was shot dead in his home by a person presumed to be a gang member. His body, with three bullet wounds, was found in his room early

Chennai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From the safety of a relative's house, Mohammed Tazmul Hussein watched coconut trees crashing onto the roof of his home as Cyclone Fani barrelled into eastern India.

Two weeks after the cyclone struck Odisha state on India's east coast, travelling at 200kph

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

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