Updated: 10.30pm (AEDT)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Reuters

An infant boy handed in desperation to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the American evacuation of Afghanistan has been found and was reunited with his relatives in Kabul on Saturday.

The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two-months-old

Maiduguri, Nigeria
Reuters

An estimated 200 people or more have been killed in villages in Nigeria's Zamfara state during deadly reprisal attacks by armed bandits following military air strikes on their hideouts this week, residents said on Saturday.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during

Updated: 11.30am, 10th January, 2022 (AEDT)
Brasilia, Brazil
Reuters

Ten people died in the dramatic collapse of a canyon rock face on top of motor boats visiting a waterfall in south-eastern Brazil, rescuers said on Sunday.

A tower of rocks suddenly broke away from the canyon wall on

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reuters

An air strike in Ethiopia's Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts.

Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu

New Delhi, India
AP

India’s government has allowed Mother Teresa’s charity to receive foreign funds, weeks after blocking it saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, a lawmaker said Saturday.

Derek O’Brien, a lawmaker from the opposition Trinamool Congress party, tweeted that Missionaries of

Thai-Myanmar border
Reuters

Thousands of Myanmar villagers are living under makeshift tents alongside a river that borders Thailand, fearful of returning to homes which they said had been bombarded by military air strikes but reluctant to seek refuge across the frontier.

Heavy fighting between the Myanmar military,

RNS

The findings were heralded with bold headlines. Archaeologists excavating near the Israeli town of Migdal, also known as Magdala, had found remnants of a first-century synagogue.

“2nd-Temple-period synagogue found where Gospel’s Mary Magdalene was born,” The Jerusalem Post’ s 12th December headline declared. Newsweek ,  Express UK and the Smithsonian

Maiduguri, Nigeria
Reuters

Armed bandits have killed at least 30 people in Nigeria's Zamfara State, raiding several villages in a region that has been in a security crisis for more than two years, residents and security sources said on Friday.

There have been a series of attacks in

RNS

Maranatha Chapel in San Diego is holding special services this weekend to honour senior pastor Ray Bentley, who died from complications of COVID-19, the church announced early this week.

“We are all in shock and heartbroken. We find comfort in knowing that he is rejoicing in heaven

Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia
Reuters

Ethiopia has freed several opposition leaders from prison, the state broadcaster reported on Friday, as the government said it would begin dialogue with political opponents after 14 months of war when thousands of people have been arrested.

The move to free leaders from several ethnic

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reuters

Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan's main city on Friday after days of violence, and the Russian-backed President said he had ordered his troops to shoot to kill to put down a countrywide uprising.

A day after Moscow sent paratroopers to

Islamabad, Pakistan
Reuters

Pakistan's judicial commission on Thursday confirmed the nomination of the first female Supreme Court judge in the Muslim-majority nation's history, an action that ruling party members and legal experts said all but ensures her appointment.

A commission that decides on the promotion of judges voted

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Reuters

John Wesley Amady, one of the two Haitian journalists who was killed on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince after suspected gang members opened fire on a group of reporters, is seen in this picture obtained from social media on 7th

Mexico City
Reuters

Mexico is likely to surpass 300,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week - the fifth highest death toll worldwide - as infections rise after the holiday season, fueled by the Omicron coronavirus variant and largely unrestricted tourism.

Infections have more than doubled to 20,000 during the

Ottawa, Canada
Reuters

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine on Thursday said they had abandoned efforts to talk to Tehran about reparations for an airliner downed by Iran and would try to settle the matter according to international law.

Most of the 176 people killed when Iran shot down

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