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African-American evangelist to be US Presiding Bishop

African-American evangelist to be US Presiding Bishop

THE General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States has elected an evangelist, the Bishop of North Carolina, as its next Presiding Bishop

Priest disputes UN call for referendum

Priest disputes UN call for referendum

A CHURCH of Ireland rector has challenged the call from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for another referendum on abortion to ensure that Irish women and girls "can fully realise their economic, social, and cultural rights"

Karachi heatwave kills 1300

Karachi heatwave kills 1300

A WEEK-LONG heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, is thought to have killed more than 1300 people, among whom were the elderly, and the homeless living on the streets

Tunisians are apologetic over Islamist beach murders

Tunisians are apologetic over Islamist beach murders

FAMILIES have been mourning for 38 tourists, mostly from Britain, murdered by an Islamist terrorist at a resort in Tunisia. 

Thirty of the victims of the attack on the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel, near Sousse, last Friday are thought to have been British. The attacker, Seifeddine Rezgui, a 23-year-old Tunisian student, was shot dead by police at the scene

Situation in Athens 'incredibly worrying' as Greek debt crisis continues

Situation in Athens

CHURCHES and charities are unable to help relieve the suffering being experienced by the Greek people as the financial crisis escalates, because their own bank accounts have been frozen

Haiti faces crisis as deportations loom

Haiti faces crisis as deportations loom

A NEW humanitarian crisis is looming for Haiti if the threatened mass deportation of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic is carried out, agencies have warned

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World news in brief

Liberia investigates new Ebola case | Asia Bibi is ill, family reports  | Bishop blames mine owners for deaths | Israelis arrest Archbishop after protest 

Cholera outbreak declared in South Sudan

Cholera outbreak declared in South Sudan

A World Vision worker educates children in South Sudan about cholera. The Government has declared an outbreak in Juba

US Episcopalians act over Confederate battle-flag tensions

US Episcopalians act over Confederate battle-flag tensions

THE House of Deputies of the US Episcopal Church's General Convention has called on churches, public and governmental bodies, and individuals to cease flying or displaying the Confederate battle flag

Recognition software is able to end churchgoers' anonymity

Recognition software is able to end churchgoers

CHURCHES can now track which members of their congregation are actually turning up for services thanks to new facial recognition technology

Up in arms

Up in arms

Up in arms: an Orthodox monk stands in front of an anti-austerity protest at the parliament building in Athens

Iran close to nuclear deal

Iran close to nuclear deal

WITH two weeks to go until the deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the Western powers, 100,000 activists met in Paris earlier this month to call for the overthrow of the current regime

Charleston church sends message of forgiveness

Charleston church sends message of forgiveness

PRESIDENT OBAMA will deliver the eulogy at today's funeral of the Revd Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina State Senator and pastor who was killed during last week's shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

World news in brief

World news in brief

Aid in Syria hampered by funding shortfall | Dr Jensen speaks out against compromise  | Men charged with rape of nun in India

UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian groups

UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian groups

BOTH Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza are severely criticised in a report by a United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict, which was published this week

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