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Cardinal Pleads for Islamist Militants to Release Philippines Hostages

Last edited 25th May 2017

Cotabato, Philippines, May 25, 2017 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Filipino cardinal has prayed for the release of Catholic hostages held by Islamist militants who have seized parts of a city on Mindanao, appealing to Muslim leaders to help secure their release.

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ISIS Ally in Philippines Storms Catholic Cathedral, Takes Hostages

Last edited 24th May 2017

Islamic State-allied militants in the Philippines have taken a Catholic priest and a group of church-goers hostage, threatening to kill them if the nation’s military does not cease its current offensive against them.

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ACU and Orange Sky Join Forces to Connect Communities

Last edited 22nd May 2017

Australian Catholic University (ACU) will join forces with Orange Sky as its national education partner in a partnership to be signed in Canberra on Wednesday 24 May.

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Duterte Bans Smoking in Philippines

Last edited 19th May 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order imposing a nationwide smoking ban for public places, a senior aide has said.

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Manus Island Centre Prepares for Closure

Last edited 15th May 2017

The long-awaited closure will be complete by October 31, asylum-seekers were told, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has previously indicated.

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On-air Drama: News Anchor told of Network's Sudden Cancellation Mid-broadcast

Last edited 11th May 2017

Geula Even, the anchor of an early evening news show on Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBC), was told during a live broadcast that her current show would be her last.

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Aid Cuts Signal Shift to an Insular Australia

Last edited 9th May 2017

Caritas Australia has expressed deep disappointment in this year’s federal budget, with a fourth consecutive cut to the overseas aid program that sees another $303.3 million taken from the poor.

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French Election: Macron Defeats Le Pen to Become President

Last edited 7th May 2017

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election.

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Trump Issues Order to Protect Religious Freedom

Last edited 4th May 2017

US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to protect religious freedom, promising that the federal government will respect the rights of believers.

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Radical Proposal to Erase Some of Athletics’ Most Celebrated Records

Last edited 1st May 2017

THE track and field world is in uproar over a proposal to rip up the record books and erase some of the most celebrated marks in history.

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