Madrid, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Human health is paying the price of the world's failure to curb global warming, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, urging governments at UN climate talks to cut climate-changing emissions faster and provide funds to address growing threats.

Those range from lung

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia on Wednesday removed the right of doctors to order sick asylum seekers be evacuated from two remote Pacific detention centres for medical treatment, a repeal that opponents said risks the lives of refugees.

Under Australia's controversial immigration policy, asylum seekers intercepted at sea are

London, UK
Reuters

Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 - mostly children in Africa - because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Funding for the global battle against malaria - which kills

RNS

The beatification of late Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen was postponed this week, marking the latest setback on the road to sainthood for the beloved television and radio preacher. 

Sheen was an early adopter of mass media as a form of evangelisation in the United States,

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

The UN agency, in a report issued a day after a climate summit began in Madrid, urged governments

Madrid, Spain
Reuters

The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain.

An annual assessment of the

At least 14 people died after gunmen opened fire in a Protestant church in Burkina Faso during a service on Sunday, according to reports.

The attack, which took place in the Fada N’Gourma area near the border with Niger, is the latest in a string of incidents by Islamic extremists targeting

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asia's pulp and paper giants - which supply materials for stationery, tissues and toilet roll - are being urged by environmentalists to follow the palm oil industry in stepping up collaboration to tackle forest loss and fires in Indonesia.

Singapore's APRIL Group

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain could significantly cut its carbon footprint if people stopped sending unnecessary 'thank you' emails, researchers said last week, calling on the public to "think before you thank".

Britons send more than 64 million unnecessary emails per day, a study by energy supplier

London, UK
Reuters

London held a vigil on Monday for two people killed near London Bridge by a convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison, an incident that thrust criminal justice to the centre of a campaign 10 days before a national election.

Jack Merritt, 25,

San Bernardino, US
RNS

Bishop Alberto Rojas has been named to lead the Diocese of San Bernardino - one of the nation’s largest Roman Catholic dioceses - and will succeed Bishop Gerald Barnes, who plans to submit his resignation in June.  

Pope Francis appointed Rojas, an auxiliary bishop

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