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UN global agreement on migration agreed   

UN global agreement on migration agreed 
 

A GLOBAL agreement sealed at the United Nations’ New York summit on the refugee and migration crisis is a “breakthrough”, the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-Moon, says

International parliamentary leaders defend freedom of religion

International parliamentary leaders defend freedom of religion

MORE than 100 politicians from 60 countries met academics and religious leaders in Berlin last week to discuss the challenge of combating religious persecution, and advancing the freedom of religion or belief across the world

New vaccine which may end spread of leprosy trialed in India

New vaccine which may end spread of leprosy trialed in India

THE Indian government is to trial a new vaccine to eradicate leprosy, a disease that continues to affect millions of people around the world, the majority of them in India

‘Don’t live in fear because of bombs’

‘Don’t live in fear because of bombs’

THE Bishop of New Jersey, the Rt Revd William Stokes, and the Bishop of New York, the Rt Revd Andrew Dietsche, have urged people not to live in fear, after two bomb blasts last weekend injured 31 people

Russia and US exchange barbs as Syrian children die in Aleppo onslaught

Russia and US exchange barbs as Syrian children die in Aleppo onslaught

INTERNATIONAL powers traded fierce statements over the weekend in an attempt to pin the blame on each other for the collapse of the Syrian ceasefire and the continuing bloodshed

Multifaith efforts seek to counter Trump effect

Multifaith efforts seek to counter Trump effect

DONALD TRUMP’s son has this week compared Syrian refugees to poisoned sweets, on social-media website Twitter

World news in brief

World news in brief

New campaign pushes for Asia Bibi’s release; Gay priest elected bishop in Toronto; Boko Haram kills churchgoers in Nigeria; Iranians convicted over communion wine

Millions ‘acutely undernourished’ as Yemen faces humanitarian crisis

Millions ‘acutely undernourished’ as Yemen faces humanitarian crisis

THE war in Yemen has caused so much destruction that the international community can no longer appreciate the degree of suffering there, a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warns

Commission to help Rohingyas begins work

Commission to help Rohingyas begins work

A SOLUTION to the deadly conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has caused more than 100,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya community to flee their homes, could be in sight after the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan began work chairing an independent tasked with resolving the dispute

Archbishop Freier calls for debate ahead of national same-sex marriage vote

Archbishop Freier calls for debate ahead of national same-sex marriage vote

THE Australian Primate, Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, has advised Christians to vote “according to conscience” in the projected national plebiscite on same-sex marriage

Iranian exiles in camp resettled in Albania

Iranian exiles in camp resettled in Albania

THE last 280 residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq, which has been subject to several attacks in recent years, were flown to Albania last week

Cautious optimism for Syria's temporary ceasefire

Cautious optimism for Syria

AID agencies are hoping that the seven-day ceasefire in Syria, arranged by the United States and Russia, will be robust enough to enable vital supplies to be delivered to Aleppo and other towns and cities where civilians have been trapped for many weeks

World news in brief

World news in brief

US discussions held on safe haven in Iraq; WCC and Roman Catholics review relations; Indian Council of Churches consults on persecution

 

Moment to remember

Moment to remember

McKenna Thomas, of Philadelphia, reads memorial ribbons tied to the exterior wall of St Paul’s Chapel, Manhattan, New York City, on the morning of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

‘Martyr and hero’ church guard killed in Peshawar

‘Martyr and hero’ church guard killed in Peshawar

A SECURITY guard has been killed as he foiled an intended terrorist attack by militants on a Christian neighbourhood in Peshawar, Pakistan

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