Dakar, Senegal
Reuters

Torrential rain fell across Senegal on Wednesday, causing floods in the capital Dakar and bringing down a section of one of the main highways into the city.

Cars, scooters and pedestrians inched through torrents of brown knee-deep water as unusually strong downpours battered the

Toronto/Winnipeg, Canada
Reuters

When Pope Francis travels to Canada, Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors say, they are hoping for more than an apology: They want action.

Francis, who will be the first pope in nearly 20 years to visit Canada, said on Sunday he was making

Memphis, Tennessee, US
AP

A 15-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a pastor and leader of the United Methodist Church during a carjacking in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rev Autura Eason-Williams was shot Monday afternoon outside of her home, the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of

Geelong, Australia

Religious leaders can play an important role in addressing the issue of forced marriage in Australia, according to Professor Jennifer Burn, director of Anti-Slavery Australia.

"Religious leaders have actually got a key role here..." Burn told  Sight . "They are respected in their communities and are often turned for advice and

Reuters

Millions of migrants and refugees are being denied adequate health care and should be included in the health systems of host countries as a human right, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Zakaria, 10, an injured Syrian refugee boy, is fed by

Somerset, Massachusetts/Washington DC, US
Reuters

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that climate change is an emergency but stopped short of a formal declaration, announcing a modest package of executive actions and promising more aggressive efforts.

Biden made the comments during a visit to Massachusetts and

Reuters

Russia's military "tasks" in Ukraine now go beyond the eastern Donbas region, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, as its forces shelled eastern and southern Ukraine.

Lavrov also told state news agency RIA Novosti that Moscow's objectives will expand still further if the West keeps supplying

Athens, Greece/London, UK
Reuters

Emergency services battled wildfires across swathes of southern Europe amid mass evacuations on Wednesday, as warnings sounded in London after Britain's hottest day that the fight against climate change needed to be stepped up.

Hundreds fled in central Italy as gas tanks exploded in

Islamabad, Pakistan
Reuters

Hundreds of people have been killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban overran the country nearly a year ago, even though security on the whole has improved since then, the United Nations said in a report Wednesday.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan also highlighted

Updated: 10.40pm, 21st July, 2022 (AEST)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reuters

Sri Lankan lawmakers voted in acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new President on Wednesday, hoping his long experience in government can help pull the country out of a crippling economic and political crisis.

The six-time Prime Minister

Kampala, Uganda
Reuters

More than 200 people have died from hunger this month in north-eastern Uganda, where a prolonged drought and rampant insecurity have left more than half a million facing starvation, a local official and a charity worker said. 

Inhabited by nomadic pastoralists, the semi-arid and

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australians admitted to hospitals from COVID-19 neared record levels on Wednesday as authorities urged businesses to let staff work from home and recommended people wear masks indoors and get booster shots urgently amid a major outbreak.

Australia is in the grip of a third Omicron

London, UK
Reuters

An alliance of companies has pledged to ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatments for pandemics, as the friction around intellectual property rights for COVID-19 interventions between the pharmaceutical industry and developing nations endures. 

At the heart of the plan is a commitment

Brussels, Belgium
Reuters

Europe is in the grip of a record-breaking heatwave and wildfires are raging across the Mediterranean. Here's how climate change drives these events...

Hotter, more frequent heatwaves
Climate change makes heatwaves hotter and more frequent. This is the case for most land regions, and has

Athens, Greece
AP

Greece's Orthodox Church says it will send a letter of protest to the archbishop who heads the church in the United States after he baptised the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and his partner, Evangelo Bousis.

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided at the

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