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UN backs new eco-label to help consumers choose sustainable rice

The Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation developed by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) was launched on September 14. The label will help shoppers reduce their environmental impact by identifying rice that has been sustainably produced.

Protests prompt Libya's eastern government to resign

The interim government in Libya connected with commander Khalifa Haftar resigns as protests continue across the country.

Mary’s Meals Slovakia on its marks for charity run

Proceeds from the race on September 19 will ensure food for children in many African countries and beyond.

Covid-19: Manila Cathedral reopens to public after six months

With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Mother Church of the Philippines is reopening its doors to the public on September 16, while limiting numbers.

Benedict Daswa died with a prayer on his lips

The Bishop of Tzaneen Diocese in South Africa, Joao Noe Rodrigues, on Sunday this week, celebrated Holy Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of the beatification of the martyr, Blessed Daswa.

WHO reports record one-day rise in Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.

Russians vote in closely watched ballot

People across Russia were casting ballots in dozens of local elections that are seen as a significant test for the ruling pro-Kremlin United Russia party. The three-day-elections, which ended Sunday, came just weeks after the alleged poisoning of an influential critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

EU to shelter children from Greek camp

Several European Union countries agree to take in unaccompanied minors displaced by the fire at the Moria camp.

Pope Francis expresses his nearness to Moria Camp victims of fire

The Pope, after reciting the Sunday Angelus, expresses his solidarity and closeness to the victims of the Moria refugee camp fire who have now been left without accommodation.

Pope Francis urges that the voice of demonstrators be heard

Pope Francis addressed the “numerous popular manifestations of protest” throughout the world in remarks spoken after the Angelus on Sunday.