RNS

As many Americans gather with their loves ones for Thanksgiving, a timely new survey from Pew Research confirms what miles of traffic jams and airport lines suggest: Family is the number one source to which Americans look for meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.

The

Wellington, New Zealand
Reuters

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologised on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst peacetime disaster.

On 28th November, 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901

Three Australian Miss World contestants - Esma Voloder, Taylah Cannon and Jenayah Elliott - have joined in calling for world peace, but not as part of the competition.

Instead, they were in Canberra for World Vision Australia on Thursday to voice their support for the organisation's Peace

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomson Reuters Foundation

As climate change drives men in Asia and Africa to abandon their farms and search for jobs further afield, women back home are getting little help to cope with harsher working conditions, putting their wellbeing at risk, researchers said this week.

A report

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ten years after it was introduced, India's national digital identity system is becoming ubiquitous in the country, even as large numbers of homeless and transgender people are excluded and many denied essential services, a study showed.

More than 1.2 billion Aadhaar IDs have

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia will return three culturally significant artefacts to India when Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the country early next year, the Australian Government said on Wednesday.

The artefacts were bought in good faith by the National Gallery of Australia from a New York-based art dealer

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Droughts, floods and storms are nothing new to poor communities in Mozambique - but in recent years, the weather has become so extreme that neither the people nor the state can cope, said an international charity head in the south-east African nation.

After

Hong Kong
Reuters

Hong Kong police said they would enter Polytechnic University on Thursday after a two-week siege drove most protesters out, but just before midnight, a masked man emerged and asked them to halt their plan.

Security teams from the university had scoured the maze of

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundatio n

US President Donald Trump launched a task force on Tuesday to help protect Native American women and children, calling the rate of violence among Indigenous people "heartbreaking."

The task force aims to improve coordination and communication among federal, state and tribal

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has raised his compensation claim against Rugby Australia (RA) and the New South Wales Waratahs to $A14 million in an updated court filing.

Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, was previously seeking $A10 million in damages from RA and the Waratahs, who

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A "creeping, silent crisis" is menacing the world's food supply as water shortages could jeopardise up to 40 per cent of all irrigated crops by 2040, a US thinktank said this week. 

Erratic rainfall caused by climate change also threatens the water

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