The Statistic

14th November, 2018
Current death toll from Californian wildfires, the worst in the state's history: 42 (and expected to rise)
Source: New York Times

 

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Moments

14th November, 2018
AGREED: According to reports, a draft deal between the UK and EU on Brexit, which is now expected to be presented to the UK Cabinet.
IMPLEMENTED: An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups including Hamas following two days of violence, the worst outbreak since 2014.
OPENED: Polls in a general election in the Pacific island nation of Fiji, the second election since a 2006 coup.

 

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Essays

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, looks at whether a split is possible within the Catholic Church...

In an article first published on The Convversation, RICK SARRE of the University of South Australia, says it's time we paid tribute to the thousands of Australia's "largely forgotten" conscientious objectors...

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Flinders University's ROMAIN FATHI, i n an article first published on The Conversation,  looks at the history of Armistice Day...

They Said It

"......MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!"
- US President Donald Trump in one of a series of tweets in which he criticised what he described as a suggestion from French President Emmanuel Macron that the EU create an army as well as French tariffs on wine. Trump also said, apparently in response to Macron's recent speech issuing a warning against the dangers of nationalism there was "no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!........"

 

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This Week on the Web

14th November, 2018
China has funded thousands of projects in the developing world in recent years. JOANNE LU of NPR in the US looks at whether such projects really help the local economy...

 

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The Word Explained

12th November, 2018
Prelate: Holder of higher positions in the church, such as a bishop.

 

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