The Vatican has launched its own athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions like the Olympics.

The move reportedly follows an agreement with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) under which the team can take part in nationally and internationally sanctioned events and access Italian national

A 17-year-old student from Indonesia has won the UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations’ worldwide comic contest with her creation of a character who helps keep children and young people safe from violence in and around schools.

Rajwa, also known as Cipta, is

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Nations around the world face increased scrutiny from the United States over their attempts to fight human trafficking at home - and the price of failure could be steep, under a law signed by President Donald Trump last week.

The bedrock law behind US efforts

The World Council of Churches has called for a peaceful and democratic transition of power in the Democratic Republic of Congo following its 30th December presidential election.

The nation's electoral commission last week announced opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi had won the election but there have seen been claims from

The coming year represents a "crucial test" for peace on the Korean Peninsula and for a "new stance" on human rights in North Korea, according to a UN expert.

Tomás Quintana, UN special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea who has been denied access to the so-called "hermit kingdom",

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The world's oceans are rising in temperature faster than previously believed as they absorb most of the world's growing climate-changing emissions, scientists said last week.

Ocean heat - recorded by thousands of floating robots - has been setting records repeatedly over the last decade, with

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A Hong Kong lawmaker vowed last week to launch a renewed push for an anti-slavery law, warning that there was "no room" for delay as thousands of victims are trapped in the city.

There is little support within the Hong Kong government for a new

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The Cuban programme that exports doctors around the world qualifies as human trafficking according to a resolution introduced in the US Senate on Thursday.

The resolution specifically mentions about 8,300 medical workers who had been stationed in Brazil under a contract with the Cuban government

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Love your dog, but worried about the environmental impact of their meat-heavy diet? Now one British company is offering a solution - feed your pooch insects instead.

It launched a dry dog food on Thursday made from black soldier fly larvae in a bid to

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Saudi Arabia is trying to ban child marriage through new regulations, but loopholes are leaving young girls in the deeply conservative kingdom unprotected, campaigners said on Thursday.

The Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, approved regulations on Wednesday to prohibit marriage for

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Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church in the US for decades, a group of affiliated college and university presidents issued a strong call for full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians.

The group, which represents

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Most British consumers would pay more for their clothes if factory workers received fairer wages, but lack trust in the ethical pledges made by brands, a poll found on Thursday, amid growing concerns around labour abuses in the fashion industry.

Six in 10 people in

Christians across the globe are preparing to join in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, described as the "largest prayer gathering in the world".

The week, which runs from 18th to 25th January, is this year being held under the theme 'Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue', which

The UN has expressed concern over the impact ongoing violence in north-east Nigeria - where clashes between government forces and Boko Haram fighters has displaced tens of thousands in recent week - is having on civilians.

Speaking after visiting camps for displaced people in the Borno state capital of Maiduguri,

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Did she win a Nobel Prize? Was she an inventor? Did she make a discovery?

These are some of the questions that Polish designer Zuzanna Kozerska-Girard wants more children to ask as they learn about famous women while playing her debut board game 'Who's She?'.

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