London, UK
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The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does now with better management and more technological innovation, scientists said on Tuesday, adding that boosting cultivation of bivalves like mussels and clams could be especially beneficial.

They estimated the oceans could

Nairobi, Kenya
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Kenya will launch its first localised weather modelling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project's founder said on Tuesday.

Developed by researchers at

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Singapore warned on Tuesday that it would take "strong" action against labour trafficking after an Indian couple was found guilty of exploiting migrant women, the first such conviction in the affluent city-state.

The two Indian nationals were convicted for exploiting three Bangladeshi

Los Angeles, US
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Soon after a 16-year-old shot and killed two of his classmates and wounded three others at Saugus High School on Thursday, Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor David Hegg and members of his church opened their doors to the community.

Faculty and students came to the

Vatican City
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As a young man, Pope Francis hoped to one day become a missionary in the island nation of Japan, inspired by the Jesuit missionaries who first brought Catholicism there.

Soon, the pontiff will see his youthful dream come to pass as he embarks on a

Peshawar, Pakistan/Kabul, Afghanistan
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The Afghan Taliban released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years on Tuesday, Afghan, US and Australian officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap and raising hopes for a revival of peace talks.

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy

Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it in a humane way.

A last group of about

London, UK
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Population growth and climate change are putting increasingly intense pressure on the planet's limited water supplies, with worsening shortages emerging from the Middle East to Asia and Latin America, researchers and bankers said on Monday.

"All the local crises around the world are

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A Christian in Iran convicted of conducting evangelistic activities began a mandated two years in exile this month in a remote area on the border with Pakistan, sources said.

As part of a larger prison sentence delivered in 2013, Ebrahim Firoozi, 33, was sentenced to

Washington, DC
RNS

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that concluded Israeli settlements in the region are “inconsistent with international law".

Speaking to

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

US fast-food chain Chick-fil-A said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organisations, including The Salvation Army, that have come under fire from LGBT+ campaigners. 

The fast-food chain's charitable arm, Chick-fil-A Foundation, donated millions of dollars over a period of years to

RNS

A “wake-up call.”

That’s what Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called a new report showing there may be no members left in the mainline Canadian denomination in 20 years.

General Synod 2019 opens on the evening of 10th July

Washington DC, US
Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's Pentecostal prime minister on Monday rebuked a former national rugby star who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.

Israel Folau, who was sacked from a multi-million dollar rugby contract in May

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Providing free bus travel for female commuters in Delhi should help more women join the workforce and improve their safety but a lot more needs to be done to give them better access to public life, according to one of India's top court

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