London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

An estimated 10 to 15 million people are not recognised as nationals by any country, often depriving them of basic rights most of the world takes for granted such as education, healthcare, housing and jobs.

The UN refugee agency hosted a major intergovernmental meeting

Newberg, Oregon
RNS

The images of marchers with tiki torches chanting “You will not replace us!” at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, are still vivid in Brenda Salter McNeil’s mind.

They looked just “like any other student,” Salter McNeil said. 

She wondered if any of

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Film star Cate Blanchett urged the world to end the devastating plight of millions of people with no nationality on Monday, describing statelessness as a "heartbreaking" waste of human talent and potential.

The double Oscar-winner made the plea at a major intergovernmental meeting

Jos ,  Nigeria
Morning Star News

A day before the Kaduna governor said kidnappers terrorising the state are working with Boko Haram, six teenage girls and two staff members were kidnapped from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, sources said.

Suspected to be herdsmen who have carried out numerous

Vatican City
Reuters

Pope Francis on Monday told an assembly of bishops discussing the Amazon region of South America that modern society should not try to impose its rules on Indigenous people but respect their culture and let them chart their own future.

Francis, who is from Argentina,

Kiev, Ukraine
Reuters

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev's main square on Sunday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of efforts to end a five-year conflict there. 

In the first breakthrough towards a possible

Dallas, US
RNS

Southern Baptist leaders wrestled with questions of procedure and accountability during a gathering on sexual abuse this week, grappling with how best to address an issue some say the denomination took far too long to address.

After a first day focused on stories of

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Travellers are willing to pay more for flights if they believe the extra money will be used to tackle carbon emissions, researchers said on Friday.

Passengers were more likely to book flights that carried an extra fee if it was labelled as carbon offset

Vatican City
RNS

During a ceremony welcoming new cardinals into the Catholic Church, Pope Francis spoke of the danger that occurs “when a man of the church becomes an official", calling them to more “compassion” in a time when the Vatican faces financial scandals and internal divisions.

“So

Hong Kong
Reuters

Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction with mainland military forces in four months of anti-government demonstrations. 

The People's Liberation Army garrison in Kowloon district warned

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on Saturday for New Zealand to have a more open conversation about its history, as commemorations kicked off to mark the landing of the British explorer James Cook 250 years ago. 

Britain delivered a "statement of regret" to Indigenous Maori

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