Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australia's High Court will rule on Wednesday whether to allow a final bid by Vatican former treasurer George Pell to overturn his convictions for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the late 1990s.

Pell, the highest ranking Catholic worldwide to be convicted of child sex

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rich and poor countries are at loggerheads over how to share benefits from genetic plant data that could help breed crops better able to withstand climate change, as negotiations to revise a global treaty are set to resume in Rome on Monday.

The

Seoul, South Korea
Reuters

The United States is "very actively" trying to persuade North Korea to come back to negotiations, South Korea's national security adviser said on Sunday, as a year-end North Korean deadline for US flexibility approaches.

South Korea was taking North Korea's deadline "very seriously",

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Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.

Bushfires burning across New South Wales and Queensland states have already killed

Washington DC, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Giving a Native American tribe a seat in Congress would "send a huge message" to the world, the woman poised to make history as the first delegate to formally represent an Indigenous community in the US House of Representatives has said.

The

Hong Kong
Reuters

Police fired tear gas and water cannon to break up rallies as activists blocked roads and trashed shopping malls across Hong Kong's New Territories and Kowloon peninsula on Sunday during the 24th straight weekend of anti-government unrest.

Protesters shouted abuse at "black police" in

Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

Australian firefighters raced on Sunday to contain widespread bushfires that have left three people dead, and warned of "catastrophic" fire conditions ahead, including around the country's biggest city of Sydney.

Authorities upgraded the forecast for the greater Sydney region to catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday,

New Delhi, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

With campaign promises like free sanitary pads and childcare for working women, the candidates in Sri Lanka's presidential election are going after the female vote like never before, in what some activists see as a generational shift.

An increasingly vocal women's rights

Rome, Italy
Thomson Reuters Foundation

At least one in five people could not afford science's 'ideal diet' designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday. 

The EAT-Lancet report made headlines when it was unveiled in January because it proposed

Updated: 7.30am, 10th November, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
Reuters

 Three people have died, four are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed two people had been killed by a

Kabul, Afghanistan
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first female founder of an Afghan political party has urged the country to rethink the use of facial recognition technology in elections amid concerns it stopped large numbers of women from voting this year.

Authorities photographed all voters in September's presidential election

Raleigh, North Carolina, US
RNS

At a campaign event held at a church that is providing sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant, Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday said she would consider suspending deportations to pressure Congress to come up with a solution to the immigration crisis.

Speaking at Umstead

Kuala Lumpur
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Japanese women have taken to Twitter to demand the right to wear glasses to work after reports employers were imposing bans, in the latest social media outcry against rigid rules on women's appearance.

The hashtag "glasses are forbidden" has been trending after

London, UK
Reuters

The United Kingdom might not exist in its current form in a decade's time, half of its citizens believe, an Ipsos MORI poll found. 

The 52 to 48 per cent vote in 2016 to leave the European Union has strained the bonds that tie England,

Wellington, New Zealand
Reuters

Public hearings in New Zealand on abuse of young people in state and faith-based care have exposed a horrific history of neglect and exploitation as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks to make the country the best place in the world to be a child.

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