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Caritas Network Responds To Typhoon Nina In The Philippines

Last edited 8th January 2017

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers are responding with emergency assistance following a powerful Category Four typhoon that struck the Philippines on Christmas Day.

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UAE Outlaws Keeping Wild Animals as Pets

Last edited 4th January 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has outlawed the keeping of wild animals, like lions or tigers, as pets.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued

Last edited 18th December 2016

A POWERFUL earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation.

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Japan Rocked by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake

Last edited 21st November 2016

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6am at a depth of 10km.

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Fr Sean McDonagh, a Missionary for Creation

Last edited 18th November 2016

“ARE you not worried if there’s going to be any flowers left here?”

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NZ Priest Hitches a Flight to Celebrate Mass after Quake

Last edited 17th November 2016

Passionist Father Pat McIndoe of Marlborough planned to "hitch a ride" on a flight into Kaikoura today, parish administrator Ginetta Petersen said yesterday.

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Nuclear Weapon Missing Since 1950 'May Have Been Found'

Last edited 7th November 2016

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost decommissioned US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada.

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Russia's Norilsk Nickel Admits 'Red River' Responsibility

Last edited 13th September 2016

The world's biggest nickel producer has admitted a spillage at one of its plants was responsible for a river in the Russian Arctic turning blood-red.

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Christians of All Denominations Join to Answer the Pope's Call for the Care of Creation

Last edited 11th September 2016

"Believers and non-believers agree that the Earth is our common heritag, the fruits of which should benefit everyone. However, what is happening in the world we live in?"

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East Timor seeks rights under international law

Last edited 29th August 2016

EAST Timor’s former president Xanana Gusmao says his nation will not rest until it gains full sovereign rights over its seas, including resource-rich zones disputed with Australia.Speaking at the start of a United Nations Conciliation Commission hearing in The Hague on Monday, Mr Gusmao said East Timor was not seeking “favours or special treatment” but only its rights under international law.

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