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Project Compassion 2017 - Aloma from the Philippines

Last edited 13th March 2017

When Typhoon Santi destroyed her home in coastal Philippines, Aloma feared for her family’s safety and their future. Extreme weather events such as typhoons and cyclones are a common occurrence in this country, threatening the safety and food security of many families.

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Paris to Put up Glass wall to Protect Eiffel Tower

Last edited 9th February 2017

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to have a 2.5m-high (8ft) wall of reinforced glass built around it as protection against terror attacks, officials say.

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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Worker Sues Tepco Over Cancer

Last edited 2nd February 2017

A Japanese court has begun hearing the case of a man who developed leukaemia after working as a welder at the damaged Fukushima nuclear site.The plaintiff, 42, is the first person to be recognised by labour authorities as having an illness linked to clean-up work at the plant.

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Australia's Deadly Relationship with Heat

Last edited 31st January 2017

As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the "pitiless blue sky" of Australia.

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Caritas Network Responds To Typhoon Nina In The Philippines

Last edited 8th January 2017

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers are responding with emergency assistance following a powerful Category Four typhoon that struck the Philippines on Christmas Day.

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UAE Outlaws Keeping Wild Animals as Pets

Last edited 4th January 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has outlawed the keeping of wild animals, like lions or tigers, as pets.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued

Last edited 18th December 2016

A POWERFUL earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation.

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Japan Rocked by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake

Last edited 21st November 2016

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6am at a depth of 10km.

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Fr Sean McDonagh, a Missionary for Creation

Last edited 18th November 2016

“ARE you not worried if there’s going to be any flowers left here?”

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NZ Priest Hitches a Flight to Celebrate Mass after Quake

Last edited 17th November 2016

Passionist Father Pat McIndoe of Marlborough planned to "hitch a ride" on a flight into Kaikoura today, parish administrator Ginetta Petersen said yesterday.

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