Conakry, Guinea
Reuters

Special forces soldiers appeared on Sunday to have ousted Guinea's long-serving President, telling the nation they had dissolved its government and constitution and closed its land and air borders.

As the United Nations condemned any takeover by force and the West African region's economic bloc

Vatican City
Reuters

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was praying that many countries take Afghan refugees and, in an apparent reference to the Taliban's past restrictions on schooling for women, said it is essential that young Afghans receive an education.

"In these moments of upheaval,

Cetnje, Montenegro
AP

Arriving in a military helicopter, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro was inaugurated in the state's old capital on Sunday amid clashes between police and protesters who oppose continued Serb influence in the tiny Balkan nation.

Hospital officials in the city of

Cerobbio, Italy
Reuters

Europe will miss a key climate target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 years unless it picks up the pace on energy transition measures and improves governance, a study involving Europe’s biggest utility Enel said.

At the current pace, Europe will

Tapacula, Mexico
Reuters

A migrant caravan of around 400 people, including many children, set off from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula for the United States on Saturday, just a couple of days after security and migration officials dispersed another large group.

Mostly comprising Central Americans and Haitians,

Doha, Qatar
Reuters

The United States has moved most of more than 57,000 people it evacuated from Afghanistan to Qatar out of the Gulf state, with some now in the United States while others are being processed in Europe, a US general said on Saturday.

Roughly 124,000 people

Wellington, New Zealand
Reuters

New Zealand has tried for years to deport the knife-wielding militant who wounded seven people at a mall in Auckland last week, the government said after it released more details on the attacker following the lifting of a court suppression order.

Court documents

Podgorica, Montenegro
AP

Protesters clashed with hundreds of riot police in the old capital of Montenegro on Saturday, setting up blockades of tyres and large rocks ahead of the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the small Balkan nation. 

The ceremony planned

Labrea/Brasilia, Brazil
Reuters

Thick smoke billowed above Brazil's Amazon jungle as fire tore through butchered rainforest and discarded trees littered the scorched earth like dead matchsticks, burnt and black.

A Reuters witness saw vast burned and clear cut areas on Wednesday and Thursday, as the arc of deforestation

Reuters

One of the most important tasks Alice Greenwald has as president and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is to educate and inspire a younger generation and make sure the heroism and sacrifices made that day in 2001 are never forgotten.

"If you think about 20

RNS

Religious groups and faith leaders are speaking out about a new Texas law that severely restricts abortions, with some celebrating its passage and others arguing it violates their religious freedom to counsel and aid those who wish to have the procedure.

The US Supreme Court declined to

Chicago, US
AP

Rev Jesse Jackson’s wife will be released from a Chicago hospital where she has been treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement on Friday.

A statement from Jonathan Jackson, one of the couple’s five children, did not specify when his 77-year-old mother, Jacqueline,

Dedham, Massachusetts, US
AP

Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-powerful American prelate who was expelled from the priesthood for sexual abuse, pleaded not guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts nearly 50 years ago. 

McCarrick, 91, wore a mask

Geneva, Switzerland
Reuters

Key air pollutants temporarily plunged by unprecedented levels during coronavirus lockdowns last year, with fine particle pollution falling by more than a third across parts of Asia, a UN agency said on Friday.

Particulate matter (PM 2.5) fell by up to 40 per cent across

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reuters

Afghanistan's 250 women judges fear for their lives, with men they once jailed now freed by the victorious Taliban to hunt them down.

While some women judges were able to flee in recent weeks, most were left behind and are still trying to

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