Does President Trump have a Messiah complex?

No, according to some of his most loyal evangelical Christian supporters - but one could see how he might get the idea that he is here to save the world.

President Trump speaks with reporters before departing

Lindau, Germany

On the same day that a prominent woman urged greater inclusion of female leaders in Religions for Peace, delegates to the 10th World Assembly of the interreligious global organisation elected their first woman secretary-general.

On Wednesday, they chose Azza Karam, an expert who works

Sao Paulo/Brasilia, Brazil

The Brazilian Government lacks the resources to fight a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, weeks after telling donors he did not need their money.

"The Amazon is bigger than Europe, how will you fight

New York City, US
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Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm countries will suffer the most on a warming

Sydney, Australia

Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, whose rural voter base was critical for the introduction of tough gun control laws in the aftermath of the country's worst mass shooting in 1996, has died aged 73.

Fischer was the quintessential, laconic rural Australian, always wearing a

A pastor was fatally shot following a service at his church in south-west Mexico on Sunday.

Alfrery Líctor Cruz Canseco was reportedly waiting in his car outside the Fraternidad Cristiana church following the service when he was shot. The shooter attempted to escape but was detained by congregation members and handed over

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Children in England are sleeping in converted shipping containers and rooming houses, environments that are often dangerous and far from their schools, a report by the Children's Commissioner for England found on Wednesday.

Homelessness has been increasing in England for nearly a

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/Dhaka, Bangladesh
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A second attempt to repatriate over 3,000 Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh to Myanmar risks exposing refugees to ethnic violence which many of them fled two years ago, human rights groups said on Wednesday. 

Bangladesh and the United Nations are

Lindau, Germany

The 10th Religions for Peace World Assembly launched Tuesday with calls for religious groups to take decisive action on the main geopolitical issues of the day, and ending with an unusual “statement of commitment” aimed at fostering multireligious cooperation.

Almost every religious leader who spoke

Washington, DC

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit. 

The rule, which is certain to draw a legal challenge, would

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Melbourne, Australia

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will remain in prison for at least another three years after losing an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys, an Australian court ruled on Wednesday.

Pell, the highest ranking Catholic worldwide

Nairobi, Kenya
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Kenya will become the first African country to recognise its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies, according to a top official.


Tbilisi, Georgia
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Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts morale as much as Christmas among Twitter users.

Trees in cities are already credited with cooling and cleaning the air, along

Thomson Reuters Foundation

A warmer climate, travel and trade are helping to spread mosquito-borne diseases as a deadly beast smaller than a paper clip poses a threat to more than half the world's population.

World Mosquito Day on Tuesday commemorated the discovery in 1897 by British




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