Melbourne, Australia

Israel Folau's fight to save his Wallabies career will come to a head at a code of conduct hearing on Saturday, a trial cast as a clash between religious freedom and an organisation's moral commitment to ensure an inclusive working environment.

A three-member panel

Colombo, Sir Lanka

Sri Lanka's Catholic churches have cancelled Sunday mass in the capital Colombo for a second straight week, citing foreign intelligence warnings of threats to worshippers in the wake of the deadly Easter bombings on churches and hotels. 

Sri Lankan security forces have said they

Bogota, Colombia
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More than one million people across Central America need food aid after droughts combined with heavy rains in the past year destroyed harvests, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Subsistence farmers along the so-called 'Dry Corridor' that runs through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris climate agreement.

The Climate Action Now Act would require President Donald Trump to develop a plan for

New York City, US
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Nearly 500 US churches built in low-lying coastal areas are in danger of flooding at least once a year by 2050 should seas continue rising amid unchecked climate change, scientists said Thursday.

States with the highest levels of church attendance -

Washington, DC

Among the guests at a White House ceremony marking the National Day of Prayer was Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, leader of the California synagogue recently attacked by a gunman.

Goldstein marvelled that he survived the attack.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks in front of

Ankara, Turkey, and Wellington, New Zealand

A Turkish citizen who was wounded during deadly attacks at two mosques in New Zealand on 15th March has died, Turkish and New Zealand officials said on Thursday, lifting the death toll from the shooting to 51.

"We have unfortunately

Sydney, Australia

Wallabies back Samu Kerevi said he felt under no pressure to keep quiet about his Christian faith as he moved to ease fears of a revolt by players with Pacific Island heritage over the Israel Folau affair on Thursday.

Folau looks set to have his

New York City, US
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A Dublin-based company plans to erect "mechanical trees" in the United States that will suck carbon dioxide from the air, it said this week, in what may prove to be biggest effort to remove the gas blamed for climate change from

Sydney, Australia

The sun is rising over Sydney's Bondi Beach and surfer Grant Trebilco, clad in a colourful striped long-sleeved shirt and bright yellow shorts with black polka dots, has just caught his first wave.

Whether he catches one wave or a hundred, this salt water therapy,

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Big investors must look beyond the clamour over climate change and compel companies to tackle modern slavery as well, the head of a United Nations-backed group pushing for responsible investment said on Wednesday.

Fund managers can put trillions of dollars worth of pressure on

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A proposed constitutional amendment to guarantee equal rights for women on Tuesday got its first hearing in nearly four decades in the US Congress, where leaders said the measure could win approval amid "a groundswell" of activism among women.

The Equal


Americans who personally know a Muslim are more than twice as likely to have a favorable opinion toward Muslims than those who do not, according to a new report.

But researchers say that anti-Muslim attitudes is influenced by a host of factors, from personal and national politics

Christians were among the more than 500,000 people who formed a human peace chain along the 500 kilometre Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea.

The World Council of Churches reports that the event was held last Friday (27th April) to mark the first anniversary of Panmunjom Declaration - which




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