Rome, Italy
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Europe's high levels of food waste are an ethical scandal at a time when hundreds of millions of people around the world are going hungry, the head of the region's food safety watchdog said on Friday.

European Union lawmakers have campaigned to slash

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A genealogical association has launched a new website detailing the family histories of slaves who were sold to keep Catholic-run Georgetown University from bankruptcy in the 1800s.

American Ancestors announced the new GU272 Memory Project website on 19th June, the anniversary of Juneteenth, the day in 1865

London
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European consumers say they would be more likely to buy a product if it was sold by a business helping refugees, but most oppose companies lobbying for more to be allowed in, according to a study published on Thursday. 

Young consumers and women in

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“I can’t concentrate on your sermon because you’re so pretty.”

“You do a really good job. But I think Scripture is more meaningful if read with a male voice.”

“I keep picturing you naked under your robe.”

 

For female ministers in the North

Sacked Australian rugby player Israel Folau has launched a $A3 million crowd-funding campaign to help fund legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs as he fights his termination in court.

Folau, a Christian, was sacked last month after being found of a "high level" breach of

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reuters

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics refugee team will be bigger than the inaugural 10-member squad in Rio de Janeiro four years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

The IOC unveiled a list of 37 refugees who are currently receiving Olympic scholarships and who will

Vienna, Austria
Reuters

European and UN bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding. 

So-called space debris has

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The Archbishop of Indianapolis has revoked the Catholic designation of a Jesuit high school in the city after administrators refused to fire a teacher who is married to a same-sex partner.

According to a statement released by the archdiocese on Thursday, Archbishop Charles C Thompson has sent

Mexico City, Mexico
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A top Vatican official in Venezuela has called on authorities to investigate a rise in human trafficking after an apparent smuggling operation gone wrong left more than a dozen people missing.

Archbishop Roberto Luckert in an open letter published on Facebook on

Global Christian bodies and NGOs are among 25 faith groups which have signed a statement calling for solidarity with refugees and underlining their commitment to address xenophobia.

Issued on World Refugee Day on Thursday, the statement - the signatories of which included the World Council of Churches, World

Washington, DC
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The large historic cross that sits in a Maryland traffic circle is constitutional, the Supreme Court has ruled.

In a 7-2 decision, the high court determined Thursday that the World War I monument known as the Bladensburg Cross, erected by the American Legion in 1925,

Eleven-year-old Yasmin's life changed completely when her family was forced to flee their home in Syria and start a new life in a refugee settlement.

Her new life certainly isn't easy but, thanks to the aid of World Vision, she not only receives nutritious food (this through a partnership

Chernobyl, Ukraine
Reuters

Critics and viewers on both sides of the Atlantic have lined up to acclaim Chernobyl , a dramatisation of events surrounding the world's worst nuclear accident - but the reactions of some of the survivors are less rose-tinted.

Sergii Parashyn, the then chairman of the Chernobyl

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The US on Wednesday named its first Native American to the role of poet laureate, a woman whose poetry reflects the struggles and stories of Indigenous people in America.

The poems of Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation,

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rough sleeping in London rose by 18 per cent over the last year, hitting a decade high of 8,855 people, data showed on Wednesday, the majority of whom were new to bedding down in parks or doorways. 

Eviction from privately rented accommodation was

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