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'Time is running out to fix the world'

Christina Manning previews next week's UN Climate Summit in New York

British aid worker was ‘evilly killed’ says Welby

British aid worker was ‘evilly killed’ says Welby

THE Archbishop of Canterbury added his voice to those around the world who have condemned the murder of the British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria

‘Time is running out to fix the world’

‘Time is running out to fix the world’

Christina Manning previews next week's UN Climate Summit in New York

Kurds mobilise ‘huge’ aid effort

Kurds mobilise ‘huge’ aid effort

"THEY are so relieved," an emergency programme consultant for Christian Aid, Ann Ward, said. "They said, 'America and Europe - they will save us. There is no way we can go home unless there is a strong military intervention.' This is their only hope: that someone will stand in and save them."

Medieval Berlin church asks for return of missing items

Medieval Berlin church asks for return of missing items

BERLINERS are being asked to check their homes for "souvenirs" that were removed from the ruins of the oldest church in Berlin

Faith in God was my only weapon, says Meriam Ibrahim

Faith in God was my only weapon, says Meriam Ibrahim

THE Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly renouncing Islam, Meriam Ibrahim, has said that she never considered abandoning her faith to save her life

World news in brief

World news in brief

Condemn IS actions, Patriarch tells Arab leaders; Church-building collapse leaves scores dead in Nigeria

Thousands cut off in Kashmir floods

Thousands cut off in Kashmir floods

THE worst flooding in Kashmir for more than a century has left more than 100,000 people marooned, amid fears that cholera may strike. The death toll in the region is expected to exceed 500

New UN rules clamp down on vulture funds

New UN rules clamp down on vulture funds

THE Jubilee Debt Campaign has hailed new UN rules on so-called "vulture funds" as an "important step forward in fixing the broken global debt system"

Photo: Engraved

Photo: Engraved

A Bible that belonged to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, will be auctioned this week in Boston

Boko Haram declares Islamic caliphate in Nigeria

Boko Haram declares Islamic caliphate in Nigeria

THE Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. For several weeks, fighters from the group, which kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls earlier this year, have been ransacking and terrorising villages and towns in the north-east of Nigeria

Iraq’s new inclusive cabinet spells hope

Iraq’s new inclusive cabinet spells hope

THE approval by the parliament in Iraq, on Monday, of a new cabinet led by the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, offers a thread of hope that the country can be held together in order to face the challenges imposed by the jihadist group Islamic State

Russia is still under pressure, despite ceasefire deal

Russia is still under pressure, despite ceasefire deal

NATO leaders have cautiously welcomed the ceasefire that was agreed last Friday afternoon between Ukraine, Russia, the separatist rebels, and the Council of Europe

Ukrainian patriarch describes Putin as ‘the new Cain’

Ukrainian patriarch describes Putin as ‘the new Cain’

THE head of the Patriarchate of the independent Ukraine Orthodox Church (Kiev), Patriarch Filaret, has described the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, as "the new Cain", and has warned that Mr Putin faces eternal damnation unless he repents, writes Gavin Drake. The Patriarch...

Peacekeepers abusing Somali girls, says report

Peacekeepers abusing Somali girls, says report

THE case of a 12-year-old Somali girl allegedly raped by a Ugandan soldier is among the evidence compiled by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report on sexual abuse by African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces in Somalia

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From sanctity to sleuthing

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Three summits and 14 months for the planet

Politicians need to hear the message on climate change more clearly: Christians must act now, argues Steven Croft  Subscribe to read more

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