London
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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

The World Council of Churches and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations have agreed to restore formal relations after a 20 year break following a meeting in Paris late last month.

In a communique issued at the end of the 25th to 27th June meeting, the two

The Hague, The Netherlands
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When Ekaterina's father was dying she could not visit him in Uzbekistan because she did not have a passport – so she tried to get herself deported.

But as a stateless person living in the United States, she could not

London
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A migrant child died almost every day over the past four years while trying to reach safety, the UN said on Friday, as a photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned while trying to enter the US sparked global outcry.

The

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Nearly three years ago, Khalid Jabara, an immigrant from Lebanon, died on his own doorstep in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when his neighbour gunned him down.

One year later on the same day of the month - 12th August - a woman named Heather Heyer was struck

Vatican City
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The Vatican asked China's communist government on Friday to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the Pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms.

The request, contained in Vatican guidelines to clergy in mainland China, was the latest hiccup

Panmunjom/Seoul, South Korea
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US President Donald Trump became the first sitting US President to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

The meeting, initiated by

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A pair of schools in Indiana drew national attention to the Catholic Church’s attempts to grapple with LGBTQ relationships this month, highlighting the church’s complex position in a country increasingly welcoming to different sexual identities.

The controversy began when it was revealed that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

New Delhi, India
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More than 450,000 people have signed two petitions demanding that the Indian government declare a climate emergency as severe heatwaves and crippling water shortages grip the country.

Inspired by teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old student Aman Sharma launched a

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For the first time in its 134-year history, the Evangelical Covenant Church has voted to remove a congregation from its roster over its position on LGBTQ inclusion.

The vote to expel the First Covenant Church, a prominent and historic Minneapolis congregation, for being “out of harmony on

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau is set to take his legal fight against Rugby Australia to court after emerging "very disappointed" from a failed conciliation hearing at the Fair Work Commission in Sydney on Friday.

Folau and his legal team met with RA in

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