The Statistic

28th March, 2017
Number of aid workers killed in South Sudan since December, 2013 (including six killed when their convoy was ambushed on 25th March, 2017): At least 79
Source: UN

 

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Moments

28th March, 2017
BRACED: Queensland's central coast for the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Debbie which has already battered the Whitsunday Islands with wind gusts of more than 260kph.
ABSENT: Australia, the UK and US - among almost 40 countries not taking part in talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty at the United Nations in New York.

 

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WENDY FRANCIS, spokesperson for women at the Australian Christian Lobby, says it's time for reform of Australia's classification system...

MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, says terrorism - like that seen in London on Wednesday - will not bring about the changes its advocates seek...

Authors of the recent book, The Rise of Network Christianity , Brad Christerson, professor of sociology at Biola University, and Richard Flory, senior director of research and evaluation at the University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, write about the rise of the "Independent Network Charismatic" movement in the US...

They Said It

"Evidence gathered on the ground in East Mosul points to an alarming pattern of US-led coalition airstrikes which have destroyed whole houses with entire families inside."
- Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response advisor at human rights organisation Amnesty International, speaking of allegations that hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes in their homes or places where they sought refuge during the offensive to capture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. Iraqi and US defence departments have launched investigations into possible civilian deaths from airstrikes.

 

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This Week on the Web

21st March, 2017
Newly released footage of America's nuclear tests have been published on YouTube after the US Government declassified 750 films of the tests which took place between 1945 and 1962. You can see some of them here.

 

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The Word Explained

27th March, 2017
Signs and wonders: Acts performed by Jesus which further verified His claims of who He is.

 

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Overrated book

For February to March, 2017 we're reading US pastor Eugene Cho's latest book, Overrated - Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? To buy the book, follow this link - Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

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