Archaeologists working with Britain's high speed rail project HS2 have discovered what they believe to be the remains of an Anglo-Saxon church.

The discovery was made underneath a Norman-era church a team of more than 40 archaeologists have been excavating in Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire. The team found flint walls


A month after seizing Kabul, the Taliban face daunting problems as they seek to convert their lightning military victory into a durable peacetime government.

After four decades of war and the deaths of tens of thousands of people, security has largely improved, but Afghanistan's economy is

Geneva, Switzerland

Syria is still unsafe for the return of refugees a decade after its conflict began, UN war crimes investigators said on Tuesday, documenting worsening violence and rights violations including arbitrary detention by government forces.

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the overall situation

New York City/Washington DC, US

Three former US presidents - Republican George W Bush and Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - have banded together behind a new group aimed at supporting refugees from Afghanistan settling in the United States following the recent American withdrawal ending 20

Hundreds of letters calling for greater action on climate change have been delivered to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office in Canberra as part of an interfaith initiative.

Under the campaign coordinated by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the more than 600 letters call for the Morrison Government


Casey Stanton wanted to offer encouragement, love and healing to the inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, where she served as a chaplain intern a few years ago.

But as a Catholic woman she could not represent her church there in any official

Manila, The Philippines

Boxer Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday sued for libel an influential celebrity evangelist followed by millions of Filipinos, after he accused the eight-division world champion of embezzling funds intended for a $US70 million sports complex.

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a self-proclaimed "Owner of the Universe"

Havana, Cuba

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday replaced the chief public prosecutor who had been seeking charges against him as a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis. 

Moise was shot dead on 7th July when

Washington DC, US

The United States is pushing global leaders to endorse what it calls ambitious targets for ending the COVID-19 pandemic, including ensuring 70 per cent of the world's population is vaccinated against the virus by the year 2022, according to a draft US document

Presov, Slovakia

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the cross should not be used as a political symbol and warned against Christians trying to be triumphalist, in an apparent criticism of the use of religion for partisan ends.

Francis flew to the city of Presov, in


Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi returned to court on Tuesday, a day after she did not appear because she was unwell, seeming relieved but saying she was still "somewhat dizzy", her lawyer said.

The health of 76-year-old Suu Kyi is closely watched in Myanmar, where she spent

Taiping, Malaysia

When the coronavirus pandemic struck Malaysia, Shaharul Hisam Baharudin, like many others working closely with people, soon lost his work as an entertainer who juggled and sometimes dressed up as a clown.

But rather than give up, the 43-year-old from Taiping, in western Malaysia found

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Seoul, South Korea

Rev Cho Yong-gi, whose founding of the biggest South Korean church once stood as a symbol of the post-war growth of Christianity in the country before that achievement was tainted by corruption and scandals, died Tuesday. He was 85. 

Cho, an

Washington DC, US

The family of Mark Frerichs on Monday urged US President Joe Biden to fire his chief Afghanistan peace negotiator, charging that the envoy has done little to win the release of the last American believed to be held hostage by the Taliban.

The call

Geneva, Switzerland

The UN rights chief said the "triple planetary crises" of climate change, pollution and nature loss represented the biggest threat to human rights globally at the opening on Monday of a month-long session set to prioritise environmental issues. 

"As these environmental threats intensify, they will




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