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Aleppo: 'We Have no Food, we Cook Leaves off Trees'

Last edited 11th August 2016

More than two million people are trapped inside the Syrian city of Aleppo - in desperate need of food and running water as intense fighting continues.


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Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

Last edited 9th August 2016

U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.


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ACU Student Mack Horton Leads Gold Rush in the Pool

Last edited 9th August 2016

Horton held off defending Olympic champion Sun Yang, from China, to become the sixth Australian to win gold in the 400m freestyle. Capping off an exciting opening weekend in Rio for ACU, Exercise and Sports Science student Anabelle Smith produced a remarkable comeback performance in the diving pool to claim the bronze medal in the women’s synchronised 3m-springboard event.


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North and South Korean Gymnasts Pose for Selfie Together at Rio 2016 Olympics

Last edited 9th August 2016

THEIR countries may be at war, but gymnasts from North and South Korea have shown a rare moment of unity in the form of a selfie at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.South Korean gymnast Lee Eun-ju, 17, and her North Korean counterpart Hong Un-jong, 27, paused to snap a smiling picture together during a training period in Brazil.The moment was captured by another photographer and tweeted by political scientist Ian Bremmer who said, “This is why we do the Olympics” about the display between citizens of the two countries that are technically at war.His tweet has been retweeted and liked more than 21,000 times.


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Trolling The Census: How The ABS Knows If You're Lying

Last edited 9th August 2016

Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics asks more than 18 million people to tell the truth.


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5 Things to Consider about the Cardinal Pell Allegations

Last edited 2nd August 2016

On Wednesday, ABC’s 7.30 Report dedicated a full episode to airing allegations of indecent assault against Cardinal George Pell. The report gave slightly more detail to newspaper articles from earlier this year which claimed that Cardinal Pell was being investigated by Victoria Police.


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French Bishops Announce day of Fasting, Prayer after Murder of Priest

Last edited 27th July 2016

The Catholic bishops of France have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting and prayer in response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by Islamic terrorists.


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Pope Presides at Wedding of Deaf Couple

Last edited 22nd July 2016

Pope Francis presided at the wedding of a young couple earlier this month, in a quiet ceremony held in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.Paulina Szczepanska, the daughter of a Vatican employee, was married on July 9 to Teodoro Pisciottani. Both are deaf, and active in promoting public initiatives for deaf people in Italy.

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California Bishops Back Initiative to Abolish Death Penalty

Last edited 19th July 2016

The California Catholic bishops announced their support last week for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty.


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Italy Train Crash: 'Twenty-Three Killed' Near Bari in Collision

Last edited 12th July 2016

Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.


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