London, UK
Reuters

Fifteen children have drowned in flash floods that swept through Bangladesh with another 3.5 million urgently needing clean drinking water as the risk of waterborne diseases grows, UNICEF's country representative has said. 

"That's a staggering number of children and an increase over the last couple

Kigali, Rwanda
Reuters

The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire.

The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific

Rabat, Morocco/Madrid, Spain
Reuters

Dozens of migrants were pictured lying by a Moroccan border fence, some bleeding and many apparently lifeless, in video showing the aftermath of an attempted mass crossing into a Spanish enclave on Friday in which at least 23 died. 

Moroccan authorities said the

Kyiv/Pokrovsk, Ukraine
Reuters

Russian forces seized full control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, confirming Kyiv's biggest battlefield setback for more than a month following weeks of some of the war's bloodiest fighting. 

Ukraine called its retreat from the city a

Oslo, Norway
Reuters

Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the rampage, killing two people and injuring 21 on the day the city was due to celebrate its annual Pride parade.

Authorities said

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia's sex discrimination commissioner has called for urgent changes in the country's mining industry after a state government report found that sexual harassment and assault were rife in the sector. 

The Western Australia parliamentary report on Thursday detailed what it said was horrifying behaviour against

Rome, Italy
AP

The Vatican newspaper is starting a new monthly edition dedicated to the poor and people on the margins, aimed at not only telling their stories but involving them in the paper's production and distribution, the Vatican said Friday.

The first edition of L’Osservatore di

Kigali, Rwanda
Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots of the organisation lay in a painful period of history.

The Commonwealth, a club of 54 countries that evolved from the

Washington DC, US
RNS

Well-known names from the world of Gospel music and the Black church gathered at the Museum of the Bible to hail the contributions of African American churches and to call for continued efforts toward building unity and bridging divides.

The “Blessing of the Elders,”

La Paz, Bolivia/Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reuters

In Bolivia's highland city La Paz, Maribel Sanchez's children spent much of the last two years huddling over a small smartphone screen to attend online classes amid a lengthy lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The two boys, aged 11 and eight,

Kyiv, Ukraine
Reuters

Ukraine was set to pull its troops from the ruined city of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of street fighting and bombardment, the Regional Governor said, in what would be a significant gain for Russia as it grinds out its offensive in the east.

Russian troops also

Tupelo, Mississippi, US
AP

There is a prayer Tanya Britton has said in the hazy first moments of morning and in the stillness of the night. She’s said it on her knees before her church’s gold tabernacle and slumped in the embrace of her living room sofa.

United Nations
Reuters

There is a "real risk" of multiple famines this year, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday and urged ministers meeting on food security to take practical steps to stabilise food markets and reduce commodity price volatility.

"We face an unprecedented global hunger crisis," Guterres

Kabul, Afghanistan
Reuters

Afghanistan lacks the medical supplies to treat those injured in an earthquake that killed 1,000 people this week, a senior official said, as an aftershock on Friday killed five more.

Authorities earlier ended a search in remote south-eastern mountains for survivors of the 6.1 magnitude

Vatican City
Reuters

The Vatican's Academy for Life on Friday praised the US Supreme Court's decision on abortion, saying it challenged the world to reflect on life issues, but also called for social changes to help women keep their children.

The Vatican department also said in a statement

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