Brasilia, Brazil
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A Brazilian Government proposal to open Indigenous land in Brazil to mining concessions could lead to the loss of forests over an area larger than England, researchers said Friday.

Such a loss would reduce by $US5 billion a year the global benefits the

RNS

President Donald Trump believes American history is under attack.  

His lawyer - and his lawyer’s kids - want to do something about it.

Enter Bald Beagle.

The half American eagle, half beagle cartoon figure is the mascot for a new series of kids' videos being planned

Gaborone, Bostwana
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue.

Prior to his amendment, the 2015 Land Policy stopped wives from owning land if their

Vatican City
RNS

An interpretation of Michelangelo's iconic 'Pietà' featuring a Black Jesus has unexpectedly caused a debate about Black Lives Matter, the sanctity of art and the evangelisation of Africa after the Pontifical Academy of Life, an official Vatican thinktank, tweeted out a photo of the reimagined

AP

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, has died at her home in Washington. She was 87.

The court says Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

In this

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Teenagers could work as unpaid interns on Thai fishing vessels in a proposed change to the law that activists fear will encourage child labour.

An amendment to a ministerial regulation - aimed at protecting workers - underwent a public hearing on Thursday

RNS

An Idaho church plans to reopen in person despite its pastor being hospitalised for COVID-19.

On 14th September, Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d’Alene posted a notice on the church website with an update on the condition of its pastor, Paul Van Noy, and his wife,

Rome, Italy
AP

Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican thinktank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organised crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends.

The Vatican’s Pontifical Marian Academy launched the thinktank on Friday

Bogota, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The toppling of a statue of a Spanish conqueror by Indigenous people in Colombia this week has opened up debate over how the historic arrival and rule by Western Europeans and the suffering of native people should be remembered.

Members of the Misak

Washington DC
AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco's criticism of COVID-related restrictions, saying he should “follow science” rather than advocate for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship.

Asked about Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone's recent op-ed protesting limits on larger public

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Police and prosecutors in Britain are not bringing enough human traffickers to justice, the country's anti-slavery commissioner said on Thursday amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic is preventing many victims from being identified or seeking help.

Modern slavery prosecutions have fallen during the

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