Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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From online stalking to revenge porn, cases of digital sexual violence have spiked sharply in Singapore, women's rights campaigners warned on Monday as they called for reforms to clamp down on the emerging form of crime.

The tech-savvy nation has seen several

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

In Kenya's poor rural and slum communities, residents have lots to sell - from home-grown tomatoes to their labour hoeing fields or teaching children - but few people have enough cash to buy the goods and services, reducing the incentive to produce more.

Mexico City, Mexico
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mexico on Monday vowed to crack down on gender-based violence as new figures showed killings of women rose more than 10 per cent in the past year.

Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Mexico detailed its efforts

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Pope Francis’ view on nuclear weapons can be summed up in a few simple words. 

Just say no. 

The use and possession of weapons should be made “immoral” under official Catholic teaching, Francis told reporters aboard the papal plane Tuesday taking

Chicago, US
RNS

Rev George Clements, a civil rights activist whose life was turned into a made-for-TV movie after he became the first Catholic priest to adopt a child, died on Monday at age 87.

Clements reportedly had suffered a stroke and heart attack within the last month.

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with "wide-ranging and destructive" consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned on Tuesday.

The head of the World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures could rise by three to five degrees Celsius

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The use of facial recognition technology at a popular Indian cafe chain that triggered a backlash among customers, led to calls from human rights advocates on Monday for the government to speed up the introduction of laws to protect privacy.

Customers at Chaayos

Mumbai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A female superhero will use her powers to fight sex crimes in India and the stigma that trafficking survivors face, in the third instalment of a comic series due to be released this week.

Priya, a rape survivor-turned superhero who flies around on

The World Council of Churches has called for an end to statelessness around the world, noting data showing that more than 75 per cent of the world's millions of stateless people are from minority groups.

The WCC's executive committee issued a statement this week as it meets in

Mental health remains the top concern for young people in Australia for the third year in a row but the environment is also increasingly a major issue for them, according to Mission Australia's latest annual youth survey.

The survey, which was completed by 25,126 people aged 15-to-19-years-old, found that 36.2

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday.

The UN agency's Greenhouse Gas Bulletin is one of a series of

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