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ISIS Takes Over Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria
Last edited 8th April 2015

They were forced out of their homes once... now their livelihood is being threatened again in this Syrian refugee camp. This is the reality roughly 18,000 Palestinians are facing in Damascus. ISIS has taken over about 90 percent of the camp and now, the refugees are trapped inside.


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U.S. Bishops Object to Death Penalty as Punishment in Boston Bomber Case
Last edited 7th April 2015

As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury April 6, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the church's teaching on the death penalty. If convicted, Tsarnaev could be sentenced to death or to life without the possibility of parole.


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One Woman's Quest to Care for the Forgotten Yazidis in Iraq
Last edited 6th April 2015

Shelan Jibrael’s office is located in the Iraqi city of Erbil, where tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians displaced by the Islamic State have immigrated. But on any given day, she is much more likely to be found in one of the various refugee camps around the city, looking after not only the Christians but also those who find themselves in a much more dramatic situation: the Yazidis.


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Holy Thursday Attack in Kenya, 147 Killed - Please Pray!
Last edited 4th April 2015

A total of 147 people were killed on Holy Thursday in Kenya after gunmen burst into a Christian service at a Kenyan university. Taking hostages from the service, they then "proceeded to the hostels, shooting anybody they came across except their fellows, the Muslims." Those who died were killed beacuse they are Christians - this is a terrible tragedy for the Easter weekend. Let us join with our brothers and sisters in Kenya in prayer.


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With #BringBackOurGirls No Longer Trending, Nigerians Aghast at 'Inaction' from Donors
Last edited 30th March 2015

Almost a year after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian school girls, humanitarian workers are fighting what they call global inaction in the face of the humanitarian crisis.


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Pope Francis to Visit White House during Trip to the US
Last edited 29th March 2015

Pope Francis is to meet President Barack Obama when he makes his first visit to the US in September. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome the Pope to the White House on September 23. “During the visit, the president and the Pope will continue the dialogue which they began during the president’s visit to the Vatican in March 2014, on their shared values and commitments on a wide range of issues,” said a White House statement.


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The Facts – Just How ‘Pathetic’ has Australian Foreign Aid Become?
Last edited 26th March 2015

It feels like every week now there’s news of another potential ‘cut’ to the Australian foreign aid program. But is all the fuss just a result of a few radical ‘lefties’, idealistic youngsters and ‘social-justicesy’ types crying foul over a little bit of missing change? Exactly how bad is the current state of affairs surrounding Australia’s aid giving? You’re about to find out.

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Germanwings Crash: Airliners Change Cockpit Rules after Co-pilot Blamed
Last edited 26th March 2015

Co-pilot crashed plane deliberately, says French prosecutorCo-pilot named as Andreas Lubitz, a 27-year-old German citizenVillagers in Alps prepare for arrival of families

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ISIS Overruns Town that Inspired Luke Skywalker’s Home Planet
Last edited 25th March 2015

Star Wars fans have been warned to stay far, far, away from a Tunisian town that was the inspiration for Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine — due to a threat of being taken hostage by ISIS.The dusty desert town of Tataouine, Tunisia has recently been overrun with bloodthirsty jihadists who have pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State, according to CNN.

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Vatican Offers Solidarity for Victims of Alps Plane Crash
Last edited 25th March 2015

After a Germanwings Airbus carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps, the Holy See has assured the Pope's prayers for the departed and has offered solidarity with the victims’ families.

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