New Delhi, India
Reuters

A group of influential farmer leaders ratcheted up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to roll back three new farm laws by organising a mammoth rally in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh last week.

After the successful mass meeting - the

Barcelona, Spain
Reuters

Thousands of Catalans chanted, sang and waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on Saturday, calling for the region's independence from Spain. 

The march, organised by the grassroots Assemblea Nacional Catalana, was the first since Spain's government pardoned nine Catalan separatist leaders who had

New York/Shanksville, Pennsylavania/Washington DC, US
AP

The 9/11 anniversary commemoration at ground zero began with a tolling bell and a moment of silence, exactly 20 years after the start of the deadliest terror attack on US soil.

President Joe Biden, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, members

Calais, France
Reuters

Mustafa Suleiman, 21, is resolute in his determination to reach Britain and won't be deterred from London's threats to intercept boats illegally carrying migrants in the Channel and send them back to France.

Suleiman, who fled Sudan's Darfur region in 2019, has tried to make

Washington DC, US
RNS

Evangelical Christian musician and activist Sean Feucht will hold a two-day concert event in the nation’s capital over the weekend, continuing a tour that has resisted pandemic restrictions and is slated to feature an address from former President Donald Trump.

Feucht’s concert, convening on

Nashville, Tennessee, US
RNS

Two of the best-known ex-Southern Baptist leaders in the country got together at a Nashville church on Thursday for a night filled with Bible verses, banter and bittersweet memories.

The event, entitled “Lessons in Leaving (and Staying),” featured Bible teacher Beth Moore and ethicist

United Nations
Reuters

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Friday for an injection of cash into Afghanistan to avoid an economic meltdown that would spark a "catastrophic" situation for the Afghan people and be a "gift for terrorist groups."

His remarks come after his special envoy on Afghanistan,

New York City, US
RNS

Minister Onleilove Chika Alston went to high school right across from the Twin Towers. The 11th September, 2001, changed her life - it changed the shape of her school neighbourhood, destroyed the mall in which she would hang out during school days -

Washington DC, US
Reuters

The United States is gravely concerned about fighting in parts of Ethiopia, the US State Department said on Friday, urging the Ethiopian Government and rebellious forces from the Tigray region to start immediate negotiations to address the conflict.

"We urge the Ethiopian government

Vatican City
Reuters

The Vatican has rejected criticism from senior Israeli rabbis over remarks by Pope Francis about Jewish books of sacred law, saying he was not questioning their continuing validity for Jews today.

Last month Reuters reported that Rabbi Rasson Arousi, who is in charge of the

Vilnius, Lithuania
Reuters

Lithuania on Thursday sent five Afghan migrants back to Belarus shortly after they had crossed the border despite the European Court of Human Rights earlier saying they should be allowed to stay.

The migrants had tried to enter Lithuania unsuccessfully at least 10 times since

Montgomery, Alabama
AP

The US state of Alabama said it will allow a death row inmate's pastor to hold his hand during a lethal injection next month, a decision that was made to end litigation over the issue.

Lawyers for Alabama wrote in a June court document that

Vatican City
Reuters

An unusually brief stay in Hungary on Sunday at the start of Pope Francis' first foreign trip in months will underline his differences with nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban. 

Francis, 84, will spend only seven hours in the Hungarian capital Budapest to close

Buenos Aires, Argentina/Asuncion, Paraguay/Santiago, Chile
Reuters

Latin America's mothers are falling behind in the pandemic economic rebound, returning to the labor force more slowly than men in a trend experts say could set back female workforce participation by a decade.

An analysis by the United Nations Development

Tapachula, Mexico
Reuters

US-bound migrants, mostly from Central America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday that a Mexican government crackdown was keeping them "prisoner" in the south of the country.

The migrant comments contrasted with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's promises of humane treatment ahead of Thursday's

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