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Indonesia Passenger Plane Wreckage Found in Remote Papua

Last edited 17th August 2015

The wreckage of an Indonesian plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say.


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New Zealanders Presented with 40 new Flag Designs

Last edited 14th August 2015

New Zealanders have been presented with 40 flag options as the country moved a step closer towards voting on whether it wanted to change its national standard.The government-appointed panel overseeing the project released its longlist of designs, chosen from more than 10,000 public submissions.

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Dozens of Christians Feared to be Among 230 Kidnapped in Syria

Last edited 9th August 2015

Dozens of Christians are feared to be among the 230 people abducted by Islamic State after the extremist group's militants captured a central Syrian town in early August.


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One Year Since Christians Where Expelled from Mosul

Last edited 5th August 2015

One year ago, tens of thousands of Christians fled from Mosul, certain that they would soon be able to return to their homes. A year later, ISIS remains in firm control of Iraq’s second-largest city.


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Ukraine Faces Mass Starvation & Exodus of Millions, Says Bishop

Last edited 30th July 2015

The Russian-backed separatist rebellion has plunged Ukraine into its worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and “millions of refugees” could soon head for Europe to escape starvation, according to a Ukrainian bishop.


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Emergency Continues in Nepal Months After Earthquake

Last edited 29th July 2015

In the three months since Nepal was struck by a massive 8.1 quake and its devastating after shocks, Caritas Australia in collaboration with Caritas Nepal and America's Catholic Relief Services have provided emergency relief to more than 20,200 households and over 101,000 men, women and children.


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U.S. Senate to Debate Restricting Funds to Planned Parenthood Following Third Explosive Video

Last edited 29th July 2015

The US Senate wil debate restricting funds to Planned Parenthood following the release of a third video which suggests that the organisation profits from the sale of foetal parts.


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Pakistan Suspends Death Sentence of Asia Bibi, Christian Woman Charged with Blasphemy

Last edited 28th July 2015

A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, and has emphasised the importance of dialogue between Muslims and Christians.


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African Leaders Counter Obama's 'Ideological Colonisation' in Kenya

Last edited 28th July 2015

U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in Kenya this weekend – a practice Pope Francis has referred to as “ideological colonization.”


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New York City Mayor Ready for Pope's U.S. Visit

Last edited 23rd July 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to reporters about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to his city, and he had nothing but praise for the Holy Father: "I think the emotion that the people of New York City feel for this Pope is going to manifest itself in the streets of the city. Anywhere he goes, I think you're going to see a great outpouring of support for him."


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