Johannesburg, South Africa
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Stabbed with a knife, slapped with a gun, hit by a speeding car. 

Just a few of the murder attempts on South African women's land rights activist Sizani Ngubane, nominated this week for a prestigious human rights award for her 40

London, UK
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The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda on Saturday, with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offences but freed early from prison.

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Lisbon, Portugal/Sydney, Australia
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Thousands of people in Asia and Europe joined rallies demanding more action on climate change on Friday, aiming to force political leaders to come up with urgent solutions at a United Nations conference next week.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg had been due to join

Melbourne, Australia
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Australia's top attorneys agreed on Friday to standardise laws across the country forcing priests to report child abuse revealed to them during confessions in a move that could widen a schism between the church and the government. 

Federal and state attorneys-general agreed on key principles

While lighting candles at a gathering of the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, church leaders, members of the civil society and youth on Monday launched Thursdays in Black, the global movement calling for resistance to attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence.

Unveiling the campaign, Archbishop Timothy

London, UK
Reuters

British police on Friday shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack.

The attacker went on

Rome, Italy
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The world needs to urgently cut its planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a "perfect storm" that will lead to simultaneous falls in food production from both farming and marine fisheries, researchers said.

If emissions continue to rise rapidly, nearly "90 per cent

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's fire and drought-ravaged east will suffer continued hot and dry conditions this summer, increasing the chances of severe weather events, the country's weather bureau said on Thursday.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned the country could expect more heatwaves and little rain in the east

Washington, DC
Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end a damaging trade war.

The legislation, approved unanimously by the US Senate and by all

Almost 7,000 people were killed or injured by landmines and explosive remnants of war in 2018, according to the annual Landmine Monitor.

The report shows that 2018 was the fourth consecutive year to have "exceptionally high" numbers of recorded casualties due in large part to armed conflict and

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It was almost four months ago when the Carr Fire near Redding, California, ripped through Amanda Woodley’s town. The blaze killed her 70-year-old grandmother and her four and five-year-old cousins.

So earlier this month, when the Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, California, leaving thousands homeless and more than

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