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Days after his release from jail, one of Mauritania's top anti-slavery campaigners called on Europe to stop doing business with and giving aid to the West African country, which has one of the world's highest rates of slavery.

Biram Dah Abeid, a politician and lawyer, called

Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths. PICTURE: David Adams

England's world-renowned Bath Abbey is set to have eco-friendly underfloor heating installed in an innovative solution using water from the nearby World Heritage-listed Roman Baths.

The works, being undertaken as part of a £19.3

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British women saved from forced marriage abroad will no longer have to repay the government for the cost of their rescue, the Foreign Secretary said on Wednesday, after a public outcry.

Women's rights campaigners reacted angrily to revelations in the Times newspaper last week that

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The Australian owners of a restaurant in East Timor are hoping to use their passion for the local cuisine to combat malnutrition in the tiny South-East Asian nation.

East Timor has Asia's worst rates of child malnutrition, with more than 50 per cent of children

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the huge distances refugees are forced to cover each year as they flee conflicts and persecution.

The '2 Billion Kilometres to Safety' campaign calls on people across the globe to join in collectively covering the approximate

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Britain needs to build 3.1 million new homes in the next 20 years to solve its housing crisis, a commission set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower disaster said on Tuesday.

The fire that killed at least 71 people in a social block

A senior UN official has called for authorities to restore internet service in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying that a general network shutdown is a "clear violation of international law and cannot be justified".

Internet and text services were cut following the recent election in the DRC. A government

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Clothing factories in southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce.

Workers aged 16 to 19 will also be allowed to take time off during

Pope Francis has warned against the resurgence of nationalism around the world, saying that politics should not be limited to seeking short-term solutions.

In a New Year's speech to the diplomatic corps on Monday - known informally as his "state of the world" address, the Pope said the resurgence of

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Human trafficking is becoming more "horrific" in conflict zones, where armed groups keep women as sex slaves and use child soldiers to spread fear, the United Nations said on Monday, warning of widespread impunity.

From girls forced to wed to boys made to cook and

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Deadly disputes over land and indigenous rights are not obvious themes for children's books, but Indian writers are using real-life conflicts to help the next generation understand their impact on communities across the country.

I Will Save My Land by Rinchin is about the impact

The biggest Christian cathedral in the Middle East was inaugurated in Egypt on Sunday.

The newly constructed Coptic cathedral, the Cathedral of the Nativity, was formally opened by Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas. The President later reportedly attended a midnight Mass which was

The 525th anniversary of the celebration of the first Catholic Mass on the American continent was commemorated in the Dominican Republic on Saturday.

The first Mass was celebrated on 6th January, 1494, in La Isabela, Puerto Plata, by priest, Bernardo Boil, who was part of the entourage of Italian explorer Christopher

Pope Francis has appealed for European leaders to show "solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded aboard rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea after being picked up attempting to make the crossing from North Africa to Europe.

In comments made during an address to thousands of people in St Peter's Square on


Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging ( Challenge ), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.

The Christian leader suffered nearly two years of colon cancer and passed away Wednesday, 2nd January, friends confirmed to BosNewsLife. He leaves




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