Rome, Italy
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Climate change could spur stronger crop-wilting heatwaves that hit several of the world's major grain producing regions simultaneously, potentially sparking food shortages and unrest, researchers warned this week.

Crop failures in one part of the world - from weather disasters or other causes

Chennai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thousands of migrant workers in India are at risk from accidents like the factory fire that has killed 43 people in New Delhi, campaigners said on Monday, urging the government to clamp down on illegal sweatshops.

The blaze swept through a four-storey building

Madrid, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Four out of 10 young people view climate change as one of the most important issues facing the world, an Amnesty International survey on the state of human rights showed on Tuesday, as environmental groups said UN climate talks in Madrid were failing


At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several were reported missing after a volcano suddenly erupted off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air.

Here are some previous volcanic

Washington DC, US

Democrats in the US House of Representatives announced impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, making him the fourth president in US history to face a formal effort to remove him from office.

The Democratic-controlled House is almost certain to vote to impeach

Bogata, Colombia

Political leaders around the world could face growing citizen anger if they cannot re-engage with unhappy populations, a United Nations official said on Monday, as heads of state around the world grapple with protests.

Demonstrations in Latin America and elsewhere are connected to impatience with

Sydney, Australia

Bougainville began counting votes on Tuesday in its independence referendum, officials said, amid expectations for the South Pacific region once ravaged by fierce fighting to overwhelmingly back independence from Papua New Guinea.

Results are expected to be released on Thursday after the non-binding vote, held

Whakatane/Wellington, New Zealand

Fearing the volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, as police raised the death toll to six from the eruption a day earlier.

Police doubted whether any more

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Countries from Egypt to Mexico could lose 95 per cent of their income from coral reef tourism, and parts of West Africa could see their ocean fisheries decline by 85 per cent by the turn of the century if planet-warming emissions continue to

Tbilisi, Georgia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Oil-rich Azerbaijan planted more than half a million trees on Friday to celebrate a 14th century poet, an initiative the government said would help tackle climate change but some environmental activists called "a waste of money".

The Azeri ministry of ecology said


Thomas Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and head of Founders Ministries, was hospitalised on Sunday after collapsing during church.

According to a statement from Founders Ministries, Ascol was ministering to his church on Sunday morning when he "suddenly fell to the




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