Geneva, Switzerland
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Increasingly complex, growing and related risks, from global warming to pollution and epidemics, threaten human survival if left to escalate, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

A biennial assessment report on how the world is dealing with disasters said the past could no

Washington, DC
RNS

Felicia Sanders, who survived the shooting four years ago at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, told a tale of two Bibles.

First, there was the holy book she used for the Bible study the shooter infiltrated that Wednesday night in

Chicago, US
RNS

Lutherans are speaking out and gathering in prayer after a student pastor at a church in Racine, Wisconsin, reportedly was arrested last week by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Betty Rendón, who came to the United States from Colombia, was reportedly arrested by ICE on

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Documented attacks on health workers in conflict areas increased dramatically last year, endangering both children waiting for polio vaccines and efforts to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola, research showed on Wednesday.

Last year 973 attacks were reported on health workers

Reuters
San Francisco

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand.

A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Up to a million people die every year in poor countries from illnesses caused by discarded waste and plastic pollution, researchers said on Tuesday, urging governments and consumer goods companies to clean up their act.

Mismanaged waste creates a breeding ground for disease-carrying insects

Geneva, Switzerland
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Governments and businesses are still investing far too little to protect poor communities at rising risk from wild weather and other threats, the heads of the UN disaster prevention agency and the Red Cross said Tuesday.

Countries are having to dig deep

Dakar, Senegal
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Aid workers have negotiated with fighters to enter a remote part of Central African Republic for the first time in years, raising hope for other areas, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres was the first to reach the

RNS

A rash of attacks on churches in Burkina Faso is exposing the growing challenge of containing Islamist violence across Africa’s Sahel region.

On Sunday, militants attacked a Roman Catholic Church service in Dablo, a town about 200 kilometres north of Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, killing a 34-year-old

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

The World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of its list of recommendations for preventing cognitive decline. 

Stopping smoking, a healthy diet and avoiding harmful use of alcohol were

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the latest attack on a church in Burkina Faso in which six people, including a priest, were killed when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Sunday.

In a statement, Guterres urged all citizens of Burkina Faso to "stand firmly with one another across communities and

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