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Australia TV Crew Face Kidnap Charges in Lebanon

Last edited 12th April 2016

Prosecutors in Lebanon have filed charges against an Australian TV crew held over an attempt to abduct two children in a custody dispute.


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Auschwitz Guard Ernst Tremmel Dies a Week Before Trial

Last edited 7th April 2016

A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz has died a week before he was due to stand trial in Germany.


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Bones of Saint ‘Found in Ruins of Monastery Destroyed by ISIS’

Last edited 5th April 2016

St Elian monastery, in the recaptured town of Qaryatain, was bulldozed by the terrorist group last summer


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Nagorno-Karabakh Violence: Worst Clashes in Decades Kill Dozens

Last edited 4th April 2016

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia said 18 ethnic-Armenian troops died in the fighting early on Saturday, among the worst in two decades.Azerbaijan said it had lost 12 troops and there were unconfirmed reports of civilian deaths on both sides.Nagorno-Karabakh has been in the hands of ethnic-Armenian separatists since a war that ended in 1994.There was more firing across the frontline overnight into Sunday, the two countries said, but no deaths were reported.

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“We will not be able to overcome the hatred without a willingness for reconciliation”

Last edited 1st April 2016

•Jews and Christians, Israelis and Palestinians want to break through the spiral of violence – Aid to the Church in Need is supporting a reconciliation project By Oliver Maksan The Holy Land is being rocked by violence. Since the autumn of 2015, scarcely a week has passed without violence and counter violence breaking out between Israelis and Palestinians.


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Pakistan Explosion Leaves many Dead at Lahore Park

Last edited 28th March 2016

At least 69 people have been killed and scores injured in an explosion at a public park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.


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Brussels Attacks: Zaventem and Maelbeek Bombs Kill Many

Last edited 22nd March 2016

More than 30 people are believed to have been killed and dozens injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.


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Pope Francis Grieves Belgium Attacks, Condemns 'Blind violence'

Last edited 22nd March 2016

On Tuesday Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of attacks at an airport and metro in Belgium, condemning the acts as "blind violence" and praying for peace.


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Nowhere in Syria is Safe for Children, UNICEF Official Warns

Last edited 15th March 2016

As peace talks get underway in Geneva trying to end the 5-year-old war in Syria, the UN children's agency warned that more than 80 per cent of Syria's children have been harmed by the destructive conflict.


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Creative Accounting and Australia’s Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite

Last edited 14th March 2016

With Australia the only major English-speaking country which has not legalized same-sex marriage, supporters are clamouring for change. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stands firmly in the “marriage equality” camp, but has agreed to hold a plebiscite after the upcoming Federal election, if he wins. The plebiscite would not bind Parliament, but politicians would be foolish to ignore the result. If voters say Yes to same-sex marriage, the Marriage Act would be amended to allow marriage between any two persons.


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