London, UK
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On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.

After failing to

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This Sunday (3rd November) marks exactly one year until the 2020 US presidential election.

And Christian leaders across theological and political divides are kicking off an initiative called “Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics,” hoping the next 365 days

Barcelona, Spain
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A surprise decision by Chile, rocked by violent unrest, to withdraw as host of December's UN climate conference risks throwing international efforts to ramp up action on global warming off course, environmentalists and rights activists fear.

They urged quick efforts to reorganise the

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

An inquiry into Australia's providers of care for the elderly has found they fail to adequately look after the country's old and vulnerable citizens, in a scathing assessment of the industry.

The public investigation into mistreatment of the elderly in Australia's $A20 billion aged-care industry

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A prominent Southern Baptist church in south-west Florida has acknowledged that “racial prejudice” was a factor in its congregation’s decision not to appoint a black senior pastor candidate.

Pastor Marcus Hayes, a leader of Biltmore Church in Asheville, North Carolina, received 81 per cent of the vote

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Traumatised Bangladeshi women who return home after being tortured and abused working in the Middle East rarely get justice because brokers intimidate them and they cannot afford legal aid, a rights group said on Wednesday.

In interviews with 110 returnees, 86 per cent

RNS

A US pastor has spent the past three weeks stranded in India after he was arrested and then released over a customs violation, according to his attorney.

Pastor Bryan Nerren, a US citizen who heads the International House of Prayer Ministries in Shelbyville, Tennessee, was on his

Washington, DC
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United States could fight human trafficking effectively with more refined measuring tools which could distinguish young victims from old, or those trapped in domestic jobs from forced farm work, its top anti-trafficking official said on Tuesday.

Ambassador-at-Large John Richmond, speaking after

RNS

Around 4:45am on Sunday, staffers at CrossWalk Community Church in Napa got a call, alerting them the church would need to serve as an evacuation centre as the Kincade fire continued to spread in Northern California.

By 6am, the church doors were open.

A firefighter

London, UK
Reuters

Britain will hold its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally won parliamentary approval for a gamble on a snap ballot that he hopes will break the deadlock over Brexit.

Just two days before the third Brexit deadline of

Mumbai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Facebook is failing to rein in a "tsunami" of hate posts inflaming ethnic tensions in India's Assam state, campaign group Avaaz said on Wednesday, with content about "criminals", "rapists", "terrorists" and "dogs" shared almost 100,000 times.

Avaaz said the dehumanising language - often

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Canberra will hold China to account on issues such as human rights, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in Australia's national interests.

Relations between Canberra and its most important trading partner have deteriorated in recent years

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Expanding the planet's protected natural areas to safeguard vanishing forests and other ecosystems, and the species they protect, is unlikely to be effective on its own as human encroachment into reserves grows, scientists warned Tuesday.

A study by Cambridge University researchers, which looked

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Small children dressed as fairies on your doorstep may be cute while teenagers in zombie masks can be less appealing, but what rights do you have to say who knocks on your door at Halloween?

A growing number of Britons who dread the

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