Nassau, Bahamas
Reuters

Thousands of people fled devastation in the Bahamas on Saturday as conditions grew increasingly desperate nearly a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, reducing many homes to rubble and knocking out water and power.

Aid groups rushed emergency help to the storm-ravaged islands, and officials

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Vast swathes of land, from Africa to the Middle East, are being left useless by climate shifts and human pressures such as deforestation, mining and farming, threatening to hike migration and conflict, a senior UN environmental official warned.

The accelerating damage could cost the

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

People in Britain whose homes are damaged by floods, storms or other wild weather are 50 per cent more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression or anxiety - even if they do not have to move out temporarily, researchers said last

London
Reuters

Britain's Prince Harry will make a poignant visit to Angola this month to visit the landmine clearance project that featured in some of the most famous photographs of his late mother Princess Diana.

The pictures of Diana wearing protective gear as she walked among red skull-and-crossbone

RNS

Prominent televangelist Benny Hinn has captured headlines over the past week for seemingly renouncing the prosperity gospel on which he built his ministry.

“I’m sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy, and I’m correcting my own theology,” Hinn said in a recent “Your LoveWorld”

Christians were among thousands of protestors who stood in a silent vigil in opposition to plans to liberalise abortion in Northern Ireland on Friday night.

Organisers put the crowd at 20,000 and said the scale of the turnout reflected the strength of opinion over the issue. Those gathered stood in

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Caribbean Development Bank plans to throw its weight behind mental health support for those hit by devastating Hurricane Dorian, besides offering more traditional financial assistance.

The Barbados-based bank, which helps Caribbean nations finance social and economic programmes, said this week it would provide

Vatican City
RNS

Drumming, dancing and singing erupted from the Zimpeto Stadium in the peripheries of Maputo, in the embattled African country of Mozambique, on Friday when Pope Francis reminded the more than 40,000 people present that “you have a right to peace!”

Mozambique is the first stop

Updated: 7th September, 2019
Harare, Zimbabwe
Reuters

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on Friday. He was 95.

Declared a national hero within

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From the amount of plastic recyled to how record-breaking recent temperatures are, the British public's grasp of the facts about climate change remain shaky, researchers said Thursday.

In a survey looking at public misperceptions about the environment, researchers at King's College London found two-thirds

Morning Star News

A Baptist pastor kidnapped last month in Nigeria was released over the weekend after his family and Christian leaders paid a ransom, sources said.

Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state, who abducted Rev Elisha Noma on 14th August, received three million naira ($US8,181) before freeing

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From medical waste washing onto the beach at Pakistan to man-made debris orbiting the earth, the scale of waste - and the strange shape it can take - is a growing global concern. 

Without urgent action, the world's waste will increase by 70 per

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladesh's decision to adopt an international treaty that binds countries to strict anti-trafficking measures could help it avoid US sanctions, a UN official said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh has been on a US State Department watchlist for the past three years over its record

Vatican City
RNS

Pope Francis drove home his message for lasting peace in the troubled country of Mozambique on Thursday, the first day of his three-country visit to Africa, while speaking to its leaders of today and its generation of tomorrow.

“In the course of these years, you

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United Nations warned on Thursday that more than half its reproductive health facilities in war-hit Yemen would close by the end of this month, putting the lives of women and babies at risk, unless it got more funding.

The UN Population Fund said

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