Canberra, Australia

China appeared to be expanding its network of secret detention centres in Xinjiang, where Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian thinktank found.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction


To Andrés Chong-Qui Torres, growing up in an evangelical Pentecostal household and studying at a Jesuit prep school led him to not only develop “an intense love for the Word of God", but to embrace public service and social justice.

His faith grounds him and informs the

Madrid, Spain

At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in north-eastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say.

The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer Gospel group, rehearsed on 11th September ahead of an

Mumbai, India
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The death of an eight-year-old boy whose parents worked as bonded labourers has triggered demands for authorities to crack down on thousands of other suspected cases in nearby villages in central India.

Debt bondage is India's most common form of slavery despite being

Rome, Italy

The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned suddenly Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.

The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu's

New York City, US

The United States, China and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after UN chief Antonio Guterres had warned the body that if the climate crisis was approached with the "same disunity and disarray" of


An Episcopal priest who volunteers at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centre in the US state of Georgia has said allegations of medical neglect and a high rate of hysterectomies at the facility are consistent with her interactions with women detained there.

“There were gynecological procedures

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The mayors of 12 big cities in North America, Europe and Africa pledged on Tuesday to shift their money out of fossil fuels and into green energy, buildings, transport and other investments to help them recover from the pandemic and tackle climate change.

As South Sudan joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace on 21st September, the country’s church leaders urged speedy implementation of a key peace pact known as the Revitalised - Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

The agreement - signed by the government


It’s known in the United Methodist Church as the “Cross and Flame.”

But the denomination’s logo - two red flames intertwined with a thin, black cross - means something else to Rev Edlen Cowley, pastor of Fellowship United Methodist Church near Dallas.

It reminds Cowley, who is

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Weather disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic have simultaneously hit tens of millions of people worldwide this year, making them more vulnerable to both threats and hampering emergency response, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

In a new analysis, the international humanitarian agency




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