The Statistic

21st October, 2016
Estimated economic cost of premature deaths from household air pollution in Africa in 2013: $US232 billion
Source: OECD


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21st October, 2016
FLEEING: Thousands of people from their homes in villages near Mosul as the Iraqi Government-led offensive to drive followers of the so-called Islamic State from the city intensifies.
CONDEMNED: The recent 'scary clown' trend by hundreds of professional clowns at an annual convention in Mexico City.


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Nils von Kalm smallIn the wake of worldwide furore over revelations of US presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments concerning women, NILS VON KALM says it is the responsibility of men to follow the example of Christ

Mal Fletcher 2016 MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, reflects on a campaign to get people talking on London's Tube and says while encouraging conversation is a "great thing", public transport like the Underground may not be the ideal venue...

Mal Fletcher 2016 MAL FLETCHER, writing from London, argues that Britain's National Health Service (NHS) can only survive if it adapts but adds that while emerging technologies will help, human contact will remain essential...

They Said It

“I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."
- US presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaking in the third debate between the two presidential candidates with regard to the issue of whether he would accept the US election result if he lost.


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This Week on the Web

16th September, 2016
Colombian Catholic priest Rito Julio Alvarez's mission spans the world, helping former child soldiers and explioted children in his homeland, and asylum seekers from north Africa in his adopted home of Italy. Read about his work in this story by the ABC's Europe correspondant STEVE CANNANE here...

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The Word Explained

17th October, 2016
Contemplative, self-disciplined and semi-secluded or secluded lifestyle particularly evidenced by monks and nuns.


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The Cross and the Switchblade

For August to September, 2016, we're reading the classic Christian text, The Cross and the Switchblade (written by the late David Wilkerson with John and Elizabeth Sherill, first published 1962). To buy the book, follow this link - The Cross and the Switchblade .

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