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Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian now faces death threats in Egypt.

Unknown Muslims in Cairo began threatening him for his faith in Christ last year, 40-year-old Al Hadi Izzalden

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Countries are ignoring the growing number of people trafficked within their own borders, focusing instead on the international trade in human beings, a top United Nations official said.

UN special rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro said children were also increasingly vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers, be

Reconciliation in Cyprus is "not easy" yet it must be done "for the sake of unity", a senior member of the Church of Cyprus has said.

In an interview with the World Council of Churches - representatives of which recently visited the Mediterreanean island, Metropolitan Dr Vasilios, referring to

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Mousumi Akter left her home in rural Bangladesh in 2017 and travelled 5,000 kilometres to work as a maid in Jordan to support her struggling family. In less than two years, she was dead.

The young woman was one of 3,793 Bangladeshis who died while

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Women and girls in South America are more likely to become victims of sex trafficking inside their own or neighbouring countries than to be trafficked across continents, officials said last week, urging cooperation among regional governments.

The sexual exploitation of women and girls

The fortunes of the world's 2,208 billionaires grew by $US2.5 billion a day last year while the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent.

The figures - which also show some 3.4 billion people are now living on

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Britain's Marks & Spencer is the latest food retailer to cut plastic pollution and food waste, opening a trial store in London that sells fresh fruit and vegetables without packaging or sell-by dates.

It joins a wave of supermarkets and manufacturers, from Germany's Lidl to

Some 170 people are missing after two shipwrecks on the Mediterreanean, according to reports.

One dinghy was spotted by Italian authorities sinking on Friday in rough waters - three survivors were later picked up and said they were part of a group of 120 people, mainly from West Africa, who

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A Catholic high school in the US state of Kentucky is apologising after videos surfaced of students dressed in the school’s garb confronting and mocking a group of Native Americans - including one man believed to be a Vietnam War veteran - in Washington, DC.

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Ethiopia passed a law last week giving almost a million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid.

Home to Africa's second largest refugee population after Uganda,

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The death of a British aid worker in a militant attack in Nairobi this week highlighted the rising number of people killed delivering aid to those in need.

Luke Potter, Africa programmes director for the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, was among 21 people killed when gunmen

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The world has made far too little progress on the global goals governments agreed in 2015 to end poverty and hunger and tackle climate change, with a rising tide of nationalism acting as a wrecking ball, architects of the goals said on Thursday.

Helen Clark,

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Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.

The town of Rann in Borno state was overrun by Islamist militants on Monday evening before being

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The United Nations is failing to give Haitian mothers who say their children were fathered by peacekeepers the help it promised in their legal battle for financial support, human rights groups helping the women have said.

The Haiti-based Bureau des Avocats Internationaux and the Institute

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Whether buying a fish fillet at a supermarket or ordering steak in a restaurant, consumers will soon be able to use their phones to check instantly whether their food is green and ethical.

Launched by environmental group WWF and investment firm BCG Digital Ventures, OpenSC is

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