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Beirut Attacks: Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens in Shia Suburb
Last edited 12th November 2015

At least 37 people have been killed and 181 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in a residential area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, officials say. The bombers blew themselves up in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, a stronghold of the Shia Islamist Hezbollah movement.

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Catholic Bishops Called to Answer in Anti-Discrimination Test Case
Last edited 12th November 2015

News just in is that the Tasmanian anti-discrimination Commissioner will investigate ALL AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS for their role in distributing the Don't Mess With Marriage booklet in Catholic schools.


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Vatican Arrests High Ranking Monsignor and Lay Woman Over Leaked Documents
Last edited 4th November 2015

The Vatican Gendarmerie has arrested and interrogated a senior Vatican official and a lay woman regarding "the removal and dissemination of news and confidential documents."


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Russian Plane Crash: Four Main Theories as to what Caused Airbus 321 to Break up Mid-air
Last edited 2nd November 2015

Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed “external factors” for what caused a plane carrying 224 people to crash over Egypt killing all on board, as four main theories emerge over the tragic event.


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Seven Killed in Violence in Central African Republic
Last edited 28th October 2015

At least seven people have been killed in attacks perpetrated by Muslim and Christian factions in the Central African Republic, according to reports. Agence France-Presse (AFP) report that the country’s interim government has announced that violence flared on Monday when gunmen launched an attack on members of the Union for Peace in Central African Republic (UPC), a faction of the majority Muslim Seleka rebel alliance, in the capital city Bangui.


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Synod Declaration on the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine
Last edited 25th October 2015

"Gathered around the Holy Father Francis, we the Synod Fathers, along with the fraternal Delegates and Auditors participating in the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, turn our thoughts to all the families of the Middle East. For years now, due to bloody conflicts, they have been victims of unspeakable atrocities. Their conditions of life have been further aggravated in recent months and weeks."


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A Strange Piece Of Space Junk Will Crash Back To Earth Next Month
Last edited 25th October 2015

A strange piece of space junk — appropriately designated WT1190F — has cycled back in its orbit and will topple back to Earth in November. We know it is about 2m long.It seems to be hollow — or at least bent. We know it is on an orbit that lobbed it far beyond the moon. Otherwise, we have no idea what it is — or who put it up there.


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Korean Families Torn Apart by War Meet Again after 60 Years
Last edited 22nd October 2015

Nearly 400 mostly elderly and frail South Koreans held a tearful, emotionally fraught ­reunion yesterday with family members in North Korea, more than 60 years after they were separated by war. After crossing the heavily militarised border in a convoy of buses, the families from the South were driven to meet their relatives in North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort.

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Pope Pleas for an End to Wave of Holy Land Violence
Last edited 19th October 2015

There is a need for great courage and strength in order to reject hatred and to carry out acts of peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis said.


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Migrant Crisis: Thousands Stranded at Balkan Borders
Last edited 20th October 2015

Thousands of migrants have been stranded at borders in the Balkans, in cold and wet conditions, as their options for travelling north shrink.Several hundred, including young children and babies, spent the night in the open at Croatia's border with Slovenia.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) also complained of a lack of basic supplies at the Serbia-Croatia border.

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