Manila, Philippines

The son of the disgraced late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos vowed on Tuesday to work for all people after his stunning election victory, and told the world to judge him by his presidency, not his family's past. 

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, better known as "Bongbong", become

Geneva, Switzerland

Thousands more civilians have been killed in Ukraine during nearly 11 weeks of war there than the official UN death toll of 3,381, the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for the country said on Tuesday.

The United Nations team, which includes 55

Vatican City

Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations, a top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered the assessment as he introduced Francis’

London, UK

The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday China's zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the virus, in rare public comments by the UN agency on a government's handling of the pandemic.

"We don't think that it

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Protesters and a key trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new government to take control of the crisis-hit country on Tuesday while the President asked for calm following clashes that claimed eight lives and prompted his brother to quit as prime minister.

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and north-east of Kharkiv, pressing a counter-offensive that could signal a shift in the war's momentum and jeopardise Russia's main advance.

Tetiana Apatchenko, press officer for the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade, the

Brussels, Belgium

European Union citizens would like the 27-nation bloc to become fairer, show greater solidarity, lead the fight against climate change and make swifter decisions, even if it means scrapping the need for unanimity on some issues, an EU report showed.

The report is the result

Bogota, Colombia

The Gulf Clan drug cartel shut down dozens of towns in northern Colombia for four days in reaction to its leader being extradited to the US for trial. It warned that anyone who disobeyed the stay-at-home order risked being shot or having their vehicle burned.

Garner, North Carolina, US

Fourteen United Methodists gathered in a sanctuary of a church on Saturday to watch a daylong broadcast of inspirational sermons from a group of Christians promising to lead them out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land.

The 6th annual gathering of

Kampala, Uganda

Religious leaders in Uganda have called for further explanation on how new bans on "noise pollution" will operate following the announcement of a new police crackdown.

The clergy made the request after Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Geoffrey Tusiime Katsigazi, directed regional and district police commanders


A group of people including at least eight Turkish missionaries has been kidnapped in Haiti after traveling by bus from the Dominican Republic, according to Haitian and Dominican media, amid a wave of gang violence in Haiti.

The abduction occurred on Sunday afternoon near Croix-des-Bouquets, where a

As night falls, cathedrals take on a very different aspect – and this dramatic combination of light and shadow is set to attract visitors the first co-ordinated nationwide Cathedrals at Night UK initiative for a special night time visit in May.

Co-ordinated by the Association

Vatican City

Pope Francis's planned trip to Lebanon next month has been postponed because the 85-year-old pontiff has experienced difficulty walking recently, sources said on Monday.

In recent weeks, the Pope has suffered a flare-up of pain in the right knee in addition to a long-time

Manila, The Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, clinched a stunning runaway victory in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday in the first win by a majority since a 1986 revolution that toppled his late father's two-decade dictatorship. 

An unofficial tally showed Marcos, popularly known as "Bongbong", had surpassed

Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine's President called on the international community on Monday to take immediate steps to end a Russian blockade of his country's ports to allow wheat exports and prevent a global food crisis.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made his comments in an online post after speaking to

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