Washington, DC
Reuters

Scientists are expressing surprise after discovering a solar system 30 light-years away from Earth that defies current understanding about planet formation, with a large Jupiter-like planet orbiting a diminutive star known as a red dwarf.

Stars generally are much bigger than even the largest planets

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladesh will seek to improve the way it communicates flood warnings to local people in regions at risk of rising waters, a minister said on Monday, responding to a report that many flood victims were not alerted by the government earlier this year.

Jos, Nigeria
Morning Star News

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, sources have told Morning Star News.

Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham, both members of the Church of Christ in Nations in

Liwonde, Malawi
Reuters

Britain's Prince Harry appealed on Monday in a national park in Malawi for increased global efforts to protect the environment against "greed, apathy and selfishness".

Harry, whose tour of southern Africa has taken him to four countries, observed a simulated anti-poaching operation by Malawian rangers

RNS

Pope Francis met one on one with American Jesuit priest James Martin at the Vatican on Monday to discuss LGBTQ Catholics, a move some advocates say is a signal of support for a priest who has come under fire for calling on Catholics to be more compassionate

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wealthy countries including the United States, Germany and Britain spent less on aid for humanitarian crises last year, even as the United Nations said it was dealing with unprecedented need, research released on Monday showed.

The United States, the world's biggest donor of humanitarian

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Fans and players of winter sports from skiing to hockey could be marshalled in efforts to fight climate change, from election campaigning to calculating the impact of global warming on ice-skating ponds, organisers said last week.

Skiing, ice hockey and outdoor

Thomson Reuters Foundation

United States officials on Thursday called on all nations to stop using Cuba's medical missions, which send doctors around the world, saying that Cuba refused to pay the medical staff and held them against their will.

Cuba's international medical missions are a form of human

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladeshi border guards are painting warnings on the homes of suspected human and drug traffickers in eastern villages in a bid to curb to trafficking to India, an official said on Friday.

Houses in villages near the border with northeast India have been

Hong Kong
Reuters

Hong Kong's metro stations and roads re-opened on Monday, after a chaotic weekend that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who set fires and threw petrol bombs outside government offices and across central districts.

Residents of the former

Pope Francis has urged people to show compassion to migrants and refugees as he unveiled a new monument to migration in St Peter's Square on Sunday.

The life-sized sculpture, known as Angels Unawares , is the work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz and depicts 140 migrants and refugees from different historical periods traveling

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