It’s been two months since President Joe Biden signed an executive order he said would “begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program.”

Part of that work was to include raising the number of refugees allowed into the United States from 15,000, a historic

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday blasted a pending Senate inquiry on his handling of a record-breaking COVID-19 outbreak, which global health officials compared to a "raging inferno".

Supreme Court Justice Luis Roberto Barroso ruled late on Thursday that enough senators had signed on


Prince Philip, who died Friday at age 99, was married for 73 years to the head of the Church of England, and it’s no surprise he identified for most of his life as an Anglican. But his religious profile was somewhat more complicated. Here are five faith

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London, UK

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and a pivotal figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by

Jerusalem, Israel

Israel will tell the International Criminal Court it does not recognise the authority of the tribunal, which is planning to investigate possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

Netanyahu, after meeting with senior ministers and government officials ahead

Sao Paulo, Brazil

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the Senate on Thursday to investigate the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and the full court ruled that churches can be barred from reopening during the pandemic, threatening to further strain tensions between President Jair Bolsonaro and

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
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New Mexico has become the latest US state to provide a legal pathway for terminally ill patients to choose when and how they die.

On Thursday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act, named

Washington DC, US

Disease, the rich-poor gap, climate change and conflicts within and among nations will pose greater challenges in coming decades, with the COVID-19 pandemic already worsening some of those problems, a US intelligence report said on Thursday.

The rivalry between China and a US-led coalition

Berlin, Germany

Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for mass

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil's environment minister wants $US1 billion in foreign aid from countries including the United States to help reduce deforestation in the Amazon between 30 and 40 per cent, according to an interview published on Saturday in newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo . 

"The plan


Faith leaders in Texas condemned a pair of controversial election bills Wednesday working their way through the state Legislature, accusing lawmakers of trying to “dress up Jim and Jane Crow in a tuxedo".

An array of clergy and other religious leaders assembled outside the Capitol in Austin

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's power-sharing government put aside factional differences on Thursday to appeal for calm after more than a week of nightly violence partly fuelled by frustration among pro-British unionists over post-Brexit trade barriers. 

Hundreds of youths in the British province's capital Belfast set a


At least 11 demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces in a town in northwest Myanmar after truckloads of troops arrived to quell a protest against the ruling military junta, domestic media reported on Thursday.

Protesters armed with homemade guns, knives and firebombs fought back against

London, UK

Britain has pledged £43 million to help people arriving from Hong Kong find jobs, houses and schools under an initiative allowing millions to resettle after China's imposition of new security laws in the former British colony.

Hong Kong exile pro-democracy activist




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