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Syrian refugees find compassion in Jordan

Syrian refugees find compassion in Jordan

MOHAMMED, who is 15, and from Homs, gets up at seven o'clock every morning. He tries to bring his mother "whatever she needs", including bread from the bakery. Once, during this journey, some children decided to pick on him, but the family's Jordanian neighbour intervened to...

Small steps make a big difference to Albanian women

Small steps make a big difference to Albanian women

PRIMROSE PEACOCK last year raised funds to provide 18 sewing machines to enable destitute Albanian women, or older girls with family responsibilities, to train as factory outworkers or village "sewing ladies"

Ebola cases fall but battle is not over

Ebola cases fall but battle is not over

THE director of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, has warned against complacency and "donor fatigue" in the fight against the Ebola virus, as it was announced that the number of cases is in decline

HIV charity urges faith in medicine

HIV charity urges faith in medicine

MEDICAL treatment for HIV/AIDS is "God-ordained", African faith communities are being told, as part of a drive to encourage early diagnosis and treatment

‘Archbishop Ntahoturi has betrayed us’

‘Archbishop Ntahoturi has betrayed us’

THE Primates of GAFCON have accused the Primate of Burundi, the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, of betraying African Christians by attending a gathering led by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Dr Katherine Jefferts Schiori

Photo: Atrocity

Photo: Atrocity

Juda Widaski, a 96-year-old survivor, inside a tent on the site of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, near Oswiecim, Poland, on Tuesday

Greeks in suspense over bailout talks

Greeks in suspense over bailout talks

GREEKS face an anxious few weeks as their new radical-left government begins talks to renegotiate the large EU bailout that imposed punishing austerity measures on the country

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Photos: Safety measure

Photos: Safety measure

Ballons are released by Pope Francis and two children from a window at the Vatican, after the Angelus on Sunday

Muslims protest at cartoon in latest Charlie Hebdo

Muslims protest at cartoon in latest Charlie Hebdo

PROTESTS around the world by Muslims angered by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publishing another cartoon of Muhammad have turned violent, and dozens have been killed and injured

Irish Churches 'must change' if they are to survive

Irish Churches

THE current form of ministry in Ireland, as practised by the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, must undergo radical transformation if either are to survive, the former Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Robert MacCarthy, said on Wednesday

Kidnapped Copts held by Libyans

Kidnapped Copts held by Libyans

THE Egyptian Foreign Ministry says that it is working closely with its contacts in Libya to try to secure the release of 21 Copts who were abducted in at least two separate incidents over the past month

Bishop urges UK to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

Bishop urges UK to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

THE Bishop of Bolton, the Rt Revd Christopher Edmondson, has called on the Government to send "urgent help" to Nigeria to help it tackle Boko Haram terrorists, as church leaders in that country accused the West of sitting back while people were "killed like animals"

Southern Africa hit by flooding

Southern Africa hit by flooding

LATE-SUMMER storms have caused torrential and widespread flooding in southern Africa. Areas of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are among the worst affected

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World news in brief

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CofE statement: such comments "unacceptable" at any time but especially cause "deep sorrow & shame" so close to Holocaust Memorial Day.