Kuala Lumpur
Thomson Reuters Foundation

In a region where seas are awash with trash, East Timor is set to become the world's first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers on Friday to build a revolutionary recycling plant.

The $US40

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sri Lankan Government forces may never return swathes of land taken from ethnic Tamils during a decades-long civil war, land and human rights experts said on Friday, further impoverishing tens of thousands uprooted in the bloody conflict.

Thousands of people were killed in

Updated: 8:30am, 18th May
Sydney
Reuters

Five weeks after they first committed to sacking Israel Folau, Rugby Australia finally terminated the Wallabies fullback's contract on Friday on the recommendation of a disciplinary panel that decided he had breached their rules on inclusion. 

The protracted saga was sparked by

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project

Rome
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The world's food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is being eroded by human activities, scientists said on Wednesday.

Climate change is likely to make it worse even as demand from a grown

Via World Council of Churches

In January, 2019, Aya Maasarwe, a university exchange student in Melbourne, was walking home at night and speaking to her sister on her phone. She was attacked, raped and murdered.

The public outcry intensified a national debate about violence against women in Australia

New Delhi
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From mass texting to mobilising 50,000 volunteers, the Indian official who masterminded the evacuation of more than a million people revealed on Thursday how they were moved from the path of a deadly cyclone.

The state of Odisha on India's east coast

Dakar, Senegal
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Deadly attacks on Christians in a "safe haven" for thousands fleeing violence in Burkina Faso mark a new phase of crisis, the United Nations said on Thursday, as jihadis expand their reach.

About 16 people died in three attacks on churches and a

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a "larrikin' streak who served as Australian Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.

"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian

Maracaibo, Venezuela
Reuters

Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out. 

Missing dialysis treatment, which removes toxins that build up in the blood of people who

Almost three quarters of child deaths and injuries in the five deadliest conflicts around the world in 2017 were caused by suicide bombs, landmines, unexploded ordnance, airstrikes and other forms of explosive weaponry, according to the findings of an analysis by Save the Children.

The analysis, contained in

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Reports of suspected modern slavery in Britain rose by more than a third in 2018, according to government data released on Tuesday, but campaigners said even that was likely only "the tip of the iceberg".

Police, charities and other first responders referred 6,993 potential

Geneva, Switzerland
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Increasingly complex, growing and related risks, from global warming to pollution and epidemics, threaten human survival if left to escalate, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

A biennial assessment report on how the world is dealing with disasters said the past could no

Washington, DC
RNS

Felicia Sanders, who survived the shooting four years ago at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, told a tale of two Bibles.

First, there was the holy book she used for the Bible study the shooter infiltrated that Wednesday night in

Chicago, US
RNS

Lutherans are speaking out and gathering in prayer after a student pastor at a church in Racine, Wisconsin, reportedly was arrested last week by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Betty Rendón, who came to the United States from Colombia, was reportedly arrested by ICE on

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