The wife of pro-democracy figure Kyaw Min Yu, sentenced to be executed on the orders of Myanmar's ruling generals, says that if her husband dies he will take with him the beliefs he has carried throughout a life spent fighting dictatorship.

Kyaw Min Yu, better known as

Mexico City, Mexico
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Business at Marco Antonio Jimenez's taco stall in Mexico City was just starting to recover from repeated COVID-19 lockdowns when global corn prices skyrocketed, sinking his sales once again.

The surge in the cost of corn - which is used to make

Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian Catholic bishops have called on politicians to vote down proposed same-sex partnership legislation, quoting words used by Pope Francis to argue that civil unions distort the concept of marriage and family. 

Lithuania's parliament last month voted to accept for further debate a draft

Kyiv, Ukraine

With a blessing for its EU ambitions and a pledge of unwavering support from Britain, Ukraine vowed on Saturday to prevail against Moscow as it battled Russian assaults near a key eastern city and multiple locations came under shell and missile attack.

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Kyiv, Ukraine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered to launch a military training program for Ukrainian forces on Friday as he met President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv on his second trip to the Ukrainian capital since Russia's invasion.

Johnson, who survived a no confidence vote earlier this

Havana, Cuba

Cuban Miguel Palenzuela, 52, and his wife Ania have been waiting for a month outside Colombia's embassy in Havana in hopes of securing a visa to travel through the South American nation.

Palenzuela, who commutes almost daily from Guanabacoa, outside the capital, says he would


A retired priest has been charged with indecent assault following a decade-long investigation into a residential school in Manitoba, Canadian police said on Friday.

Arthur Masse, 92, was arrested and charged on Thursday with a single charge of indecent assault on a 10-year-old girl at Fort Alexander

Madrid, Spain

Spain was headed for record June temperatures in four decades on Friday, one area of France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers, as an early summer heat wave sent Western Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change.

The heat wave since

Geneva, Switzerland

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, called on Friday for urgent support to some 16,000 newly displaced people who fled one of Burkina Faso's deadliest militant attacks last weekend that left at least 100 people dead.

Soldiers have recovered 86 bodies since the attack on Saturday

Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria held a state funeral Friday for nearly two dozen of the worshippers killed by gunmen at a church service earlier this month as church officials urged authorities to take swift action to avoid future tragedies.

Mourners paid their respects to 22 of the victims

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama, US

The 70-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled a handgun and fatally shot three of the elderly participants, one of whom

Warsaw, Poland

The world has become more compassionate towards refugees, according to a survey by pollster Ipsos published on Friday, a finding it said suggested the war in Ukraine had increased public openness to people fleeing war or oppression.

Some 78 per cent of people in 28

Brussels, Belgium/Kyiv, Ukraine

The European Union gave its blessing on Friday for Ukraine and its neighbour Moldova to become candidates to join, in the most dramatic geopolitical shift to result from Russia's invasion.

"Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective," European Commission President Ursula


Russian journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov is auctioning his Nobel medal for Ukrainian refugees, distraught at the eradication of independent media in his country, where he says fewer and fewer people support Moscow's military campaign.

Muratov is the bear-like co-founder and long-time editor-in-chief of Novaya

Sydney, Australia

Australian scientists have come up with a model that will help researchers quickly identify soft corals most vulnerable to bleaching from marine heatwaves, helping prioritise resources to preserve reefs. 

Coral bleaching has struck many reefs around the world, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef, which was

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