Washington/New York City, US
Reuters

Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the south-west US border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas' Rio Grande Valley where some children have no access to showers or hot meals. 

A report issued by investigators

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women and girls in Africa are still being pushed into forced or early marriages, while those in unhappy unions face discrimination when seeking divorce, campaigners said on Tuesday, urging governments to enforce fairer family laws. 

The Solidarity for African Women's Rights - a

RNS

The United Church of Christ has signed on for the Green New Deal.

It may be the first Christian body to endorse the environmental protection legislation sponsored in the US House of Representatives by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York.

Climate

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is praying for the safe return of a student missing in North Korea for the past week, he said on Tuesday, as authorities struggle to learn the man's whereabouts.

The family of Alek Sigley have said they have not heard

Vatican City
Reuters

Cardinal John Henry Newman, one of the most influential and controversial Christian figures of the 19th century and a leading Anglican before converting to Catholicism, will be made a saint, the Vatican said on Monday.

Canonisation will take place at the Vatican on 13th

Dakar, Senegal
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A rape accusation against a popular pastor in Nigeria has prompted a new #MeToo movement on social media with women sharing stories of sexual assault and calling for justice.

Photographer Busola Dakolo, the wife of a popular Nigerian singer, said in an interview

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rising heat due to climate change could lead to the loss of 80 million jobs by 2030, with poor countries worst hit, the United Nations said on Monday, as Europe sweltered in record temperatures.

A temperature rise of 1.5 Celsius by the end

RNS

The head of the largest Hispanic evangelical Christian network in the United States announced it will offer to work with the Trump administration to provide resources and shelter to migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.

Speaking during a call with reporters on Monday, Rev Samuel Rodriguez, president

RNS

Theologian and Christian apologist Norman Geisler, the author of dozens of books and the co-founder of two seminaries, has died. He was 86.

His family announced his death on Monday (1st July) on his website.

“It is with great sadness that we share this news

Vatican City
Reuters

The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia and elsewhere to force them to do so in cases of sexual abuse.

A document from the Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary, which

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Homeless people are among the victims in seven per cent of all reported modern slavery cases in Britain, according to research by the anti-slavery charity Unseen released on Friday.

Unseen said traffickers were "purposefully targeting homeless people for exploitation", including making them

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