London, UK

British broadcaster David Attenborough led a call from conservation groups on Wednesday for the world to invest $500 billion a year to halt the destruction of nature, warning that the future of the planet was in "grave jeopardy".

Attenborough, whose new film A Life on

Cleveland, US

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and taxes in a fiery first debate on Tuesday marked by Trump's repeated interruptions.

With moderator Chris Wallace trying in vain at times to control

Washington DC, US

World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he is seeking board approval for a $US12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan to help poor and developing countries secure a sufficient share of vaccine doses when they become available in the coming months.

Malpass told

Rome, Italy

The Vatican on Tuesday answered its critics and defended its pursuit of an extended agreement with China on bishop nominations, acknowledging difficulties but insisting the effort had achieved limited, positive results.

The Holy See articulated its position on the eve of a visit by US

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries  has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct against its founder.

Christianity Today  reported that three women who worked as massage therapists at spas co-owned by the Christian evangelist claimed he had sexually harrassed them on multiple occassions between 2005 and 2010.

In a statement, Ravi


In March, after the novel coronavirus started to spread in Southern California, Aimee Cazares was furloughed from her job as a chef at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, where she’s worked for the past five years. Her own health insurance ran out in May, and with her father

New Delhi, India

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday that it was halting its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by Indian authorities.

Amnesty International India said in a statement that the organization had laid off its

Ankara, Turkey

The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States said on Tuesday it is petitioning United Nations experts to coerce Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christianity's cultural heritage following the Turkish Government's conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque.

The Greek Orthodox

The World Council of Churches has expressed "grave concern" over renewed fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region involving Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Scores of people - including some civilians - have reportedly died and many more been injured in fighting since Sunday which the WCC says risks provoking a wider


Global deaths from COVID-19 have reached one million, but experts are still struggling to figure out a crucial metric in the pandemic: the fatality rate - the percentage of people infected with the pathogen who die.

Here is a look at issues surrounding better understanding the COVID-19


The global death toll from COVID-19 rose past one million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus this

Fort Worth, Texas, US

A grand jury in Texas decided Monday to take no action against a man who fatally shot an armed man who killed two people at a Fort Worth-area church in late December, prosecutors said.

Jack Wilson, a firearms instructor who trained a volunteer

Bangkok, Thailand
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Singapore's more than four million residents will have to use facial verification technology to access government services through the national identity scheme, a move criticised as intrusive and heavy-handed by privacy advocates.

Facial verification, which works by scanning someone's face and matching

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Protecting the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems, and repairing the damage done to them by humans will take about $US700 billion a year in extra funding over the next decade, requiring a huge boost in investment by governments and business, officials said on


A new report from The New York Times  citing Trump’s tax information alleges the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association paid nearly $US400,000 to the President’s Washington hotel in 2017, raising questions about the potential conflicts of interest in making money off his religious allies while in office.

The Times




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