Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reuters

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk from landslides in the coming monsoon season and should be relocated to a remote island, the country's Foreign Minister said on Thursday, a move opposed by many refugees.

Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the nearly one million

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Indian state of Kerala is offering free flats to homeless people, an ambitious model that activists say other states must follow as a nationwide "Housing for All" plan falls short.

The first 145 families moved into their newly constructed flats in a

Dakar, Senagal
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Giving more food aid in Ebola-struck parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo could help stop the spread of the second-biggest outbreak in history, aid agencies said on Wednesday.

Food shortages are a long-standing problem in the central African country, where about 13

Police in Nepal arrested four Christians, including a woman from the US, at a hotel early Tuesday morning on charges of "conversion by allurement", Morning Star News reports.

The US-based news organisation, which covers the persecuted church, reports that police detained the four at their hotel in Ghorahi, about 420

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The world lost 12 million hectares of tropical tree cover last year - the equivalent of 30 football pitches a minute - researchers said on Thursday, warning the planet's health was at stake.

It was the fourth highest annual decline since records began in

Durban, South Africa
Reuters

Rescue workers were digging through collapsed buildings along South Africa's eastern coast, where more than 50 people were killed when heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday.

Hundreds have been displaced, mainly in the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province.

Wellington, New Zealand, and Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

A Sri Lankan Government minister

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Garment workers in Bangladesh face lower wages and exploitation as fashion brands have failed to compensate factories for safety improvements backed by big labels, labour leaders said on Wednesday, six years after the deadly Rana Plaza disaster.

The collapse of the factory on the outskirts

Nairobi, Kenya
RNS

A Roman Catholic bishop in Sudan has charged that the largely Arab and Islamic country’s ongoing popular revolution will be hollow if it does not also deliver freedom of worship for non-Muslim faiths.

“A civil society movement has for the first time brought all Sudanese

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group, as the death toll climbed again to 359.

The extremist Islamic State group made its

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The threat of death sentences against a couple who set up an offshore home near a Thai island, has sparked a debate on the growing "seasteading" movement and the right to create floating settlements to cope with the effects of climate change.

Thailand's

RNS

Troyer Goldman has a “complicated” relationship with religion. While he recognises that much of his moral framework is built on Christian principles, he identifies as neither Christian nor religious.

But on Easter Sunday, Goldman, 21, was singing along loudly and “feeling the rhythm of the music” of

RNS

Friends, family and supporters of prominent Christian author Rachel Held Evans are pooling funds to help cover her medical expenses after she was hospitalised over the weekend and placed into a medically induced coma.

Sarah Bessey and Jeff Chu, authors and faith leaders who co-curate the Evolving

Reuters

More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday, a member of parliament and a rescue worker said. 

Three bodies had been pulled from the debris, Tin Soe, a

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

The claim, issued through the group's AMAQ news agency, was made after

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