Madrid, Spain
Reuters

The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking past a point of no return.

Two weeks of talks aimed at bolstering the 2015 Paris

Wellington, New Zealand/Sydney, Australia
Reuters

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of a global epidemic of the virus.

The

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people a year from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday.

Much

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sudanese midwives must stop performing female genital mutilation on new mothers, health experts said on Thursday, adding that it was undermining broader efforts to wipe out the internationally condemned practice.

Women's rights have moved into the spotlight in Sudan after women played

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kenya is gamifying climate change - challenging farmers to guess the rain in a bid to reach a remote audience with agricultural advice and ensure yields stay steady as climates change.

Created by The Mediae Company, the "Let it rain" challenge launches on

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Described as "a banana on steroids", enset may be the superfood you've never heard of, let alone tasted, but scientists say it could be a life saver for a warming world.

The plant, which grows up to 10 metres, is a staple

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

As young people take to the streets around the world again on Friday urging more action to curb climate change, analysts warn that the UN climate conference taking place over the coming two weeks will likely fall short of their expectations.

Swedish

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Guidelines to teach same-sex relationships to the one million children at Church of England schools were dismissed by activists on Friday as "underwhelming" as the church stepped into the ongoing debate over age-appropriate sex education.

The church's eight-point charter, to which CofE schools

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year's Australian Open but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage.

Court, who holds the all-time record of 24

London, UK
Reuters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would strengthen prison sentences, vowing to boost security after an attack in London by a man jailed for terrorism who had been released early.

Less than two weeks before Britain heads to the polls, law and

Rome, Italy
Reuters

Pope Francis on Sunday defended the display of nativity scenes in town squares and other public places, which has become an annual contentious issue at Christmas time in countries such as the United States and France. 

The Pope travelled to the town of Greccio,

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