Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The best way to keep climate change in check is by replanting trees on destroyed forest areas the size of the United States, scientists said last week, as doing so would capture two-thirds of man-made planet-warming emissions.

Tom Crowther, a professor at

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British schoolchildren as young as seven are being exploited by criminal gangs and forced to deal drugs, with some duped into debt bondage, researchers said on Friday.

Thousands of children in Britain - most aged between 15 and 17 - are being used by

Sydney, Australia

Even as many students were sleeping last weekend, immigrant sociology majors Annette, from Sierra Leone, and Thuto, from South Africa, were making their way to the Living Justice Conference at Hillsong’s Alexandria Campus in Sydney. 

“Why do so many people in the developed world disconnect themselves from the

Kabul, Afghanistan

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180, including scores of children, hours before a meeting in Qatar aimed at preparing the ground for peace talks.

Islamist Taliban fighters detonated


The first female pastor to lead The Riverside Church in New York City is leaving the historic, progressive Christian church.

After five years at Riverside, Rev Amy Butler will not renew her contract as senior minister, according to an update from Butler and the

Rome, Italy
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When Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja-Kuye started Nigeria's first vertical farming company she already had years of experience advising governments under her belt - yet as a woman, she still struggled to be taken seriously.

"In the beginning, even my staff, when they first come


Four months after "March Madness", US hymn lovers are awaiting the outcome of a different kind of tournament that will answer this question: “What’s the greatest hymn of all time?”

Will it be Holy, Holy, Holy! ? Or how about How Great

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Britain's National Trust will sell all of its investments in the fossil fuel industry by 2022, the conservation charity announced on Thursday.

The charity invests £45 million in fossil fuel companies - four per cent of its one billion pound stock market portfolio -

Bangkok, Thailand
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A ruling by Bangladesh's top court granting rivers the same legal rights as people could hurt the poor fishing and farming communities that depend on them, human rights activists said.

The Supreme Court declared this week that all Bangladesh's rivers had the legal


Kadhim Al-bumohammed, a 66-year-old Muslim refugee from Iraq who trained tens of thousands of US soldiers in Arabic and Arab culture, walked out of an Albuquerque, New Mexico, church basement last month a free man.

Al-bumohammed had spent two years inside of First Congregational United Church of

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Kyrgyzstan handed citizenship to the last stateless people on its territory on Thursday in what UN officials hailed as a breakthrough in the global fight to end the plight of millions of "legal ghosts" who lack any nationality. 

An estimated 10 to 15 million




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