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One man’s mission to swim across Atlantic

A former British policeman has set off for West Africa ahead of his challenge to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Ben Hooper, 36, from ...Read More...

Israel freezes ties with UNESCO for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN’s cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the religion’s holiest sites. Its education minister said a Unesco draft decision concerning ...Read More...

Pope calls for ceasefire as Aleppo bombing leaves children wounded

As bombs continue to pepper Aleppo where up to 41 people including five children were killed yesterday, the Pope has begged for a ceasefire. An intensive day of bombing ...Read More...

Surrogacy Rules Wipe Out UK Couple’s Family Dreams

London: A London based Indian-origin British couple, Shital and Harvey Jassal, are unable to bring to life frozen embryos they shipped to India for surrogate babies three years ago. ...Read More...

Pope Francis calls for the protection of child migrants

Vatican: Pope Francis has made an urgent call for action to be taken against those who profit from the exploitation of child migrants. In a strongly worded message released ...Read More...

Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court adjourns death row appeal

A Pakistani Christian woman on death row for blasphemy has had her appeal adjourned after one of the judges refused to hear the case. The judge cited a possible ...Read More...

South Africa: Jesuit Fr. Graham injured by rubber bullet is recovering

As the higher education crisis in South Africa continues, Jesuit Fr. Graham Pugin was Monday injured by a rubber bullet. Fr Graham Pugin S.J., who was injured on the ...Read More...

Thai King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies: Royal Palace

Bangkok: Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement. He was 88. King Bhumibol reigned for ...Read More...

Asia Bibi – Call for prayers ahead of Supreme Court execution verdict

Pakistan’s Supreme Court will decide this Thursday (October 13) whether to approve the execution of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who is has been convicted of blasphemy. Release International, which ...Read More...

Lawyers ‘threatened’ in boy’s Kaaba ‘blasphemy’ case

Lawyers representing a 16-year-old Pakistani Christian boy accused of blasphemy for ‘liking’ a photo posted on Facebook have reported being intimidated by the complainant’s supporters as they made their ...Read More...
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