The Ugandan Government has  banned Sunday school and night prayers even as it  lifted a lockdown imposed on places of worship six months ago to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Updating the nation on COVID-19 on Sunday evening, President Yoweri Museveni said prayers and fellowships would be allowed to resume

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Prone to frequent flying, a passion for SUVs and big spending, the richest one per cent of the world's population produced twice as many planet-heating emissions as the poorest half of humanity over the last quarter-century, researchers said on Monday.

That excessive

Geneva, Switzerland/London, UK
Reuters

Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization said on Monday, but superpowers China and the United States did not sign up.

US President Donald Trump's government has

Updated: 7.20am (AEST), 22nd September, 2020
Oslo, Norway
Reuters

Some 77 per cent of people displaced by conflicts have lost a job or revenue since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey by the Norwegian Refugee Council showed on Monday.

A record 79.5 million people worldwide, or

United Nations
Reuters

World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193 member world body.

As COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year, began to spread

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Limping along after a COVID-19 body blow, the global economy needs investment by public development banks more than ever, officials say - and shifts in how they do business could set a precedent for a greener, more equitable future.

From ending support for

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Two men from Australia and Britain who worked for an aid agency that helps to dispose of unexploded bombs were killed in a blast in Solomon Islands, their employer said on Monday.

It was not immediately clear if the employees of Norwegian People's Aid were

Washington, DC
Reuters

NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help determine whether or not that planet harbours life.

An international research team last Monday

RNS

White evangelicals who comprise US President Donald Trump’s core base have attracted the lion’s share of attention for their political clout these past few years.

But a new study of 1,262 congregations across the United States shows it is liberal congregations, and particularly Black churches, that have

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Previously overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and the country's racial reckoning, climate change has hurled to the front of the US presidential race, as historic wildfires raged in the West and powerful storms battered the South.

This week, Democratic contender Joe

Paris, France
AP

With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up - by hand - a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April, 2019,

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