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Saudi airstrikes hammer Yemen after truce ends

Saudi airstrikes hammer Yemen after truce ends

THE five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen has ended with a resumption of Saudi Arabian-led air strikes on the country. The truce was barely observed on the ground, and only limited quantities of essential supplies were able to reach the millions of desperately needy people

Canonisation of Palestinian nuns sends signal of support

Canonisation of Palestinian nuns sends signal of support

LINKS between the Palestinian people and the Roman Catholic Church have been strengthened significantly recently by the canonisation of two Palestinian nuns, and the laying of grounds for closer relations between the two sides

Civilians in South Sudan without relief as aid-workers stuck in camps

Civilians in South Sudan without relief as aid-workers stuck in camps

KILLINGS, rape, and the razing of houses to the ground are devastating the northern region of South Sudan, as aid agencies withdraw and the UN struggles to secure access

UN commissioner 'appalled' by treatment of migrants cast adrift

UN commissioner

THE thousands of Bangladeshi migrants and Rohingya people who are adrift at sea must be saved, the UN has told the leaders of the countries whose shores they seek

Hungarian PM censured over death-penalty move

Hungarian PM censured over death-penalty move

THE Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, has faced criticism by MEPs and the European Commission over his moves to reintroduce the death penalty in the former Soviet-bloc country

Burundian leaders call for election to be postponed

Burundian leaders call for election to be postponed

IN THE aftermath of a failed coup, and with protesters still on the streets, the presidential election in Burundi should be postponed, regional leaders in Africa concluded this week

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World news in brief

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MEPs call for an end to Rohingya persecution

MEPs call for an end to Rohingya persecution

THE European Parliament has called on the Burmese authorities to change their policy towards the Rohingya people, to "take all necessary measures to end persecution of, and discrimination against, the Rohingya minority"

Church of Ireland's sexuality report is allowed more time

Church of Ireland

Gregg Ryan reports from the Church of Ireland's General Synod meeting

Church of Ireland hears of education provision challenges

Church of Ireland hears of education provision challenges

THE General Synod has heard of the "labyrinthine" and challenging complexities surrounding education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

C of I: Bishop’s call for healing as rising of 1916 marked

C of I: Bishop’s call for healing as rising of 1916 marked

THE Bishop of Meath & Kildare, the Most Revd Patricia Storey, told a congregation at the annual service commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin that next year's centenary should be characterised by a healing of national relationships

People in fear after second earthquake in Nepal

People in fear after second earthquake in Nepal

A SECOND large earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, less than three weeks after the earthquake on 15 April in which more than 8000 people died 

Liberia celebrates after being declared Ebola-free

Liberia celebrates after being declared Ebola-free

A NATIONAL day of thanksgiving was held on Monday in Liberia, after the country was declared free of the Ebola virus, and celebrations were held in the capital

Burundi is rocked by fears of civil war

Burundi is rocked by fears of civil war

A COUP in Burundi has failed. The attempt to overthrow the President, who has been the subject of protests for more than two weeks, was staged by army generals on Wednesday

Baby of gay couple will be baptised, says Orlando's bishop

Baby of gay couple will be baptised, says Orlando

A CATHEDRAL in the United States has agreed to reschedule the baptism of a gay couple's son

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Sat 23 May 15 @ 11:14
Killings, rape, and the razing of houses to the ground are devastating South Sudan http://t.co/VFVBAmBf6G http://t.co/R7fZKTueRr

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