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Asia Bibi appeal to go before Supreme Court in Lahore

Asia Bibi appeal to go before Supreme Court in Lahore

THE Supreme Court of Pakistan has agreed to hear an appeal by Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010 

UN calls for restraint after Burundi elections

UN calls for restraint after Burundi elections

BURUNDIANS went to the polls on Tuesday, in a presidential election boycotted by the Opposition, and without the participation of 145,000 people who have fled what the UN has described as “targeted campaigns of intimidation and terror”.

Peacekeepers concerned for civilians in Darfur

Peacekeepers concerned for civilians in Darfur

FRESH tribal clashes in Darfur are a cause of "serious concern" that could force even more civilians from their homes

Traditionalist congress held in US

Traditionalist congress held in US

TWO retired C of E bishops attended an inaugural traditionalist congress in the United States last week

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World news in brief

Two Christian Sudanese women; Complaint filed against Bishop of Los Angeles; Ban on mass that remembered Franco's supporters; Pastor complains of police apathy after church attack; More than 200 lawyers and activists detained in China

In the spirit

In the spirit

Leaders of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical faiths, in Rome

Iran’s critics voice distrust of nuclear-weapons agreement

Iran’s critics voice distrust of nuclear-weapons agreement

THE broad international welcome given to the agreement signed by Iran and the P5+1 states and resolving the long-running Iranian nuclear crisis has failed to mollify critics 

Sudanese pastors await verdict

Sudanese pastors await verdict

A VERDICT in the case of two South Sudanese pastors charged in Sudan with espionage and blasphemy (News, 29 May) is expected next month

Hammer and sickle crucifix

Hammer and sickle crucifix

Pope Francis is presented with a carving of Christ crucified on a hammer and sickle, by the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, in La Paz, on Thursday of last week

Mission to Seafarers gives aid to men facing trial in India

Mission to Seafarers gives aid to men facing trial in India

A BRITISH seaman, Paul Towers, who has been trapped in India with his colleagues for nearly two years is “devastated” that their legal case will continue for many more months

Shocked Greeks face crisis despite bailout deal

Shocked Greeks face crisis despite bailout deal

THE Greek political landscape looks bleak and confused in the aftermath of the bailout deal agreed in Brussels this week

Welby: ‘Amend tax rules to help with development targets’

Welby: ‘Amend tax rules to help with development targets’

FIRST-WORLD countries must honour their promises to help developing nations if today’s global issues are to be met, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said

World news in brief

World news in brief

RC priest kidnapped in Syria is released | Zimbabwean church leaders launch social initiative | Liberian Council of Churches work honoured | Armenian philanthropists launch new humanitarian prize | 

Church groups rally to support Calais migrants

Church groups rally to support Calais migrants

AS THE migrant crisis continues at the port of Calais, where up to 3000 are now thought to be staying in temporary camps while they try to reach the UK, a group of Christians has continued to visit them to offer prayer, as they have done for more than a decade

Srebrenica mother pleas for dignity for victims' remains

Srebrenica mother pleas for dignity for victims

A MOTHER, Munira Subašić, who lost 22 members of her family during the genocide in Srebrenica, made a plea for help "to find the bones of our children", at Westminster Abbey on Monday. Ms Subašić buried the remains of her youngest son — two small bones — last year. At a memorial...

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Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

The organisers of the Newday youth festival wanted to widen its appeal. Madeleine Davies reports on their progress  Read More

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