Six people, including a priest, have died after gunmen opened fire while Mass was being celebrated in a Catholic church in the country's north on Sunday.

It has been reported that 20 to 30 attackers on motorcycles shot and killed six people at the church in Dablo before setting fire

Almost 900 children, including 106 girls, were released by a Nigerian militia group last Friday, according to UNICEF.

The UN children's agency said 894 children were released by the Civilian Joint Task Force in the north-east Nigerian town of Maiduguri. The CJTF is a local militia group that

Melbourne, Australia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 per cent, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres signs the WTO's golden book, next to

Washington, DC
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Survivor-run groups that combat human trafficking need more support from the US Government so they can operate on a level playing field with larger agencies, an advisory council said last week.

Organisations run by survivors make unique, "invaluable" contributions fighting modern slavery need

Yaounde, Cameroon
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hundreds of women have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse in Namibia, sparking what activists on Friday said was one of Africa's first major #MeToo movements. 

In the past fortnight more than 200 cases of sexual violence have been reported to the

Bogata, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mother's Day is a cause for celebration, but in Colombia it is infamous for bringing violence and death.

On Sunday, families will come together, flowers and alcohol will be bought in vast quantities and restaurants will be packed.


Racism is "incompatible" with Christian teaching, a representative of the World Council of Churches said on Friday.

Speaking at the Emergency Assembly on the Crisis of Global Racism held at the UN in Geneva, Rev Dr Jin Yang Kim, coordinator of the Pilgrim Teams for Justice and Peace at the WCC, said

Dakar, Senegal
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Migrant women and children trapped in the battle for control of Libya's capital are being turned away from shelters, exposing them to airstrikes and sexual abuse, aid agencies said on Friday. 

About 140,000 migrants and refugees were estimated to live in Tripoli before

Thomson Reuters Foundation

A record 41.3 million people were uprooted within their own countries last year due to conflicts and violence, data showed on Friday, with two-thirds displaced in just 10 countries including Syria, Colombia and Somalia.

The increase in internally displaced people - which was one

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Plunging coffee prices may be pressuring farmers to carve out land in rainforests for survival, the head of the US coffee trade body said, urging more help for growers to cope.

Their behaviour was even more concerning because felling forests

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Bogota, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A year after El Salvador created a special unit to tackle the country's high rates of killings of women, gang violence stands in the way of getting convictions, a top prosecutor said.

El Salvador, a country of six million people, has one of

Nairobi, Kenya

Thirteen billboards with provocative anti-abortion messages have been pulled down, ending a three-month campaign by a local church that divided and scandalized the Kenyan capital.

“They have brought down all of them. I am very concerned,” said Apostle Kathy Kageni-Oganga, the pastor of the Sozo Church

Winnipeg, Canada

When he heard that Asia Bibi - the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy - was on her way to Canada, Nadeem Bhatti could hardly believe it.

“We had been told three or four times she was going to be leaving, but it never turned

Vatican City

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

Tackling sexual abuses that have battered




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