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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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Ivory Coast: 16 Dead in Grand Bassam Beach Resort Attack

Last edited 13th March 2016

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have killed at least 16 people in a gun attack on a beach resort in southern Ivory Coast.The attackers fired on beach-goers in Grand Bassam, about 40km (25 miles) from the commercial capital Abidjan.The resort is popular with both locals and foreigners. Four of the dead were Westerners, including a French and a German national, officials say.

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Germanwings crash: Pilot confidentiality 'should be relaxed'

Last edited 13th March 2016

French investigators have called for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of last year's Germanwings disaster.

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Irish Bishops Discuss 100th Anniversary of Easter Rising

Last edited 9th March 2016

The centenary of the Easter Rising marks the watershed moment of Irish political history. This pivotal anniversary provides an opportunity for the Irish to deepen thier understanding of who they are as a people and to affirm the hope for lasting peace and justice. People of faith will shape their understanding of this transformative event in the context of Christian values such as love of neighbour, respect for life, reconciliation, hope and healing.

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Xt3 Interviews Monica Doumit from Catholic Talk on The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Media Coverage of Cardinal Pell's Testimony

Last edited 7th March 2016

In this interview Xt3 speaks with Monica Doumit editor of Catholic Talk who has been closely following The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Media Coverage of Cardinal Pell's Testimony.

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East Africa Starves: Suffers the Worst Malnutrition in the Last 10 years

Last edited 25th February 2016

It is one of the 15 poorest countries in the world and it's going through the worst famine in 9 years. In Malawi, more than 2.8 million people are at risk of starvation. Cases of severe malnutrition have increased by 100 percent in two months, from December 2015 to January 2016. It is especially serious for children.

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Pope on Trump: ‘Building walls to keep immigrants out is not Christian’

Last edited 21st February 2016

Pope Francis discussed Donald Trump during his in-flight press conference on the way back to Rome from Mexico As the plane carrying him back to Rome from Mexico was flying over Texas, Pope Francis insisted building walls to keep immigrants out of one’s country is un-Christian.

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