Monterrey, Mexico
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mexico's government is planning to introduce a specific minimum wage for its 2 million domestic workers in a drive to boost their labour rights after years of neglect, a official said.

Activists, academics, and government officials met this week to discuss fixing a unique minimum wage

Pope Francis has called for the safe evacuation of refugees being held in detention camps in Libya as fighting in the north African nation continues to escalate.

Speaking to crowds in St Peter's Square on Sunday, the Pope reportedly said the situation for the refugees, while already “very serious",

Indianapolis, US
Reuters

President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups.

Trump told members of the gun lobby

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius, Britain on Friday pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects.

Six organisations, such as charity Anti-Slavery International and the United Nations University, a research institution, will

The World Council of Churches has condemned an attack on a US synagogue on the weekend which left at least one person dead and three injured.

A 19-year-old man, identified as John Earnest, of San Diego, was in custody following the shooting at the Congregation Chabad in Poway,

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass and the Archbishop of Colombo delivered a televised special sermon from a chapel at his home, as fears of more attacks remained a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels.

Sri Lanka has

RNS

When it comes to the future of faith-based journalism, the Canadian-based publication formerly known as United Church Observer is taking the broad view.

In fact,  Broadview  is the new name of the magazine, named after a subway stop near its editorial office here.

RNS

Democratic White House hopefuls - from Elizabeth Warren to Pete Buttigieg - are already talking a lot about God.

Turns out both conservatives and progressives have been listening, and they want to hear more.

 

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

Sri Lanka's President on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in the safe house, his family and police said. 

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

After Cyclone Idai blasted through the Mozambican port of Beira in March, former first lady Graca Machel took a helicopter ride over the city - and was astonished at the devastation.

"Beira was left literally with no one single roof that was not affected,"

RNS

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says his marriage to another man brings him closer to God.

Franklin Graham disagrees.

LEFT: Sound Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks in Raymond, New Hampshire, on Saturday, 16th February. RIGHT: Rev Franklin Graham speaks during an interview about

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A separatist conflict in Cameroon that has forced half a million people from their homes is in danger of worsening, the head of a major aid agency has warned, condemning what he called the "international silence" over the crisis.

Jan Egeland, secretary general of

Chicago, US
RNS

The United Methodist Church’s top court has upheld much of the Traditional Plan approved earlier this year, continuing the global denomination’s ban on the ordination and marriage of its LGBTQ members.

Approved by delegates to a special session of the United Methodist Church’s General Conference

Singapore
Thomson Reuters Foundation

After travelling the world for more than two decades seeking to improve access to bathrooms, "Mr Toilet" Jack Sim is now ready to plunge into the cinematic world with a film about his unusual campaign.

Armed with humour - and sometimes a plunger -

Updated: 4pm
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels.

Muslims in Sri Lanka were

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