Kyiv, Ukraine

Oleg Averyanov's factory produced fire trucks and employed 600 people until it was forced to halt operations and close its doors as a Russian invasion force poured over the border into his region in north-eastern Ukraine on 24th February. 

Months later, the 44-year-old is gearing

London, UK

Nearly a quarter of a million people are facing starvation in Somalia as a drought worsens and global food prices hover near record highs, United Nations agencies said on Monday.

The agencies said a fourth consecutive rainy season had failed in the Horn of Africa

Vatican City

One of the principal figures in the Vatican’s bungled London real estate venture testified Monday that the Holy See would have turned a profit on its valuable investment if it hadn’t pulled its money out of a fund prematurely.

Raffaele Mincione, a London-based fund manager,

Washington DC, US

Faith-led advocacy group the Poor People’s Campaign is pushing for a broad-based meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss poverty, arguing the White House has not adequately responded to requests for a summit despite the president endorsing the group while running for office


A protester was shot and killed in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Monday by security forces, medics say, making them the 100th protester killed in anti-coup demonstrations since October.

The protester, the second death after the lifting of a state of emergency on 29th May, was

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Firefighters battled for a third day on Monday to control a huge fire that killed dozens when it triggered explosions at a Bangladesh container depot, as officials warned of the risk of further blasts if the flames spread to chemicals stored nearby.

Drone footage

Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian and Russian troops fought street by street for control of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Monday in a pivotal battle of the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.

Which side had the upper hand was unclear, with "the situation changing from hour

Owo, Nigeria

The gunmen who killed at least 50 people at a Catholic church in south-western Nigeria opened fire on worshippers both inside and outside the building in a coordinated attack before escaping the scene, authorities and witnesses said Monday.

Although Nigerian security forces have not

London, UK

For a man who long set his sights on becoming Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson came dangerously close on Monday to being ousted by lawmakers tired of defending him and faces a battle to win back the confidence of his party and country.

He survives,

London, UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote later on Monday, after a growing number of lawmakers in the governing Conservative Party questioned the British leader's flagging authority over the "partygate" scandal.

Johnson, appointed Prime Minister in 2019, has been under growing pressure,

Jakarta, Indonesia

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese heralded a deepened relationship with close neighbour Indonesia, pledging stronger cooperation on trade, security and climate change during his first bilateral visit on Monday.

Before the formal talks began, Albanese accompanied his host, President Joko Widodo, for a ride

Uganda, Kampala

Thousands of Christians from Uganda and around the world converged at Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo on Friday to commemorate the Uganda Martyrs Day with prayers for peace in Ukraine and skyrocketing global commodity prices.

In a special prayer session at the Anglican shrine, Bishop Henry Katumba Tamale,

United States

Bobi Gephart hadn’t planned to go to church that Sunday - not to the worship service where the pastor intended to make a confession about the oppressive secret she had carried for so long.

But she quickly changed her mind, realising she couldn’t trust the

Bogota, Colombia

A court in Colombia has ordered President Ivan Duque to be fined and placed under house arrest for five days, it said on Saturday, citing the Andean country's leader failure to comply with a previous ruling that demanded he protect a national park. 


Manila, The Philippines

A restive volcano in the central Philippines spewed a column of ash at least one kilometre into the sky on Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the alert at Mount Bulusan by one notch and remind residents not to enter the danger zone.

The Philippine

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