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Nigerian Army Rescues Nearly 300 Women from Sambisa Forest
Last edited 28th April 2015

Good news! The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active. However, it said the girls abducted from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were not among them.


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Indonesia Executes Eight Prisoners for Drugs Offences
Last edited 29th April 2015

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been executed on the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, Indonesian media reports. The Jakarta Post, quoting an Attorney General's Office official, says eight of the nine prisoners on death row have been shot dead by firing squad. The execution of the ninth convict, a woman from the Philippines, was postponed at the last minute.


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Executions of Chan & Sukumaran will Proceed, Indonesia tells Australia
Last edited 28th April 2015

Indonesia's foreign minister offered no hope of a reprieve for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in a letter to Julie Bishop on Monday night. Indonesia has told Australia it will execute the two Bali Nine ringleaders, despite desperate last-minute appeals by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.


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Australia “Profoundly Dismayed” at Indonesia's Plans to Execute Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
Last edited 27th April 2015

Australia is “profoundly dismayed” that Indonesia is furthering plans to execute Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran amid a whistleblower’s “very troubling” allegations of judicial corruption and political interference in the drug-trafficking case.


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Who Would Dare to Love ISIS? (A Letter from the People of the Cross)
Last edited 24th April 2015

As the world responds to the Islamic State with hatred and vengeance, there is one group that is responding differently. They are not allies with ISIS but enemies. And they have been slain by the thousands in the hands of ISIS. ISIS calls them The Nation of the Cross - The ones they have killed are bringing a message of forgiveness and hope. Declaring a love that they do not know - A love that reconciles even the worst of us and can make enemies into brothers.

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Man Arrested in France in Plot to Attack Catholic Churches
Last edited 23rd April 2015

After a planned terrorist attack on two French churches was averted, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that “specific protection” is being provided to 178 Catholic places of worship.


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Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage
Last edited 21st April 2015

In the run up to the Irish referendum on the constitutional definition of marriage, economist Ray Kinsella warns of a "systematic deconstruction of the family" in Irish law. Video by Catholic News Service.

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ISIS Slaughters 30 Christians on Beach in Libya, Pray!
Last edited 20th April 2015

ISIS has released another video depicting the slaughter of Christians in Libya, showing footage of two massacres in which 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed. Before the executions a masked militant said: “To the nation of the cross, we’re back again… Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap.”


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Reports that Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls are Still Alive
Last edited 13th April 2015

A woman has told the BBC that she saw more than 50 of the Chibok girls abducted last year by Boko Haram militants three weeks ago in the north-eastern town of Gwoza. "They said they were Chibok girls kept in a big house," the woman, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals, told the BBC.


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French Media Groups to hold Emergency Meeting After Isis Cyber-Attack
Last edited 13th April 2015

The French Culture Minister has called talks after the television network TV5Monde was taken over by individuals claiming to belong to Islamic State.

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