The Statistic

20th September, 2018
Rise in cocaine production in Colombia in 2017 to record levels: About 31 per cent to almost 1,400 tonnes
Source: UNODC

 

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Moments

20th September, 2018
CONCLUDED: A summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang with mass games and speeches as well as, according to the South, commitment from the North to dismantle missile facilities if the US takes reciprocal action.
DENIED: US President Donald Trump, that he has an Attorney-General in a newspaper interview, despite Jeff Sessions being in the role.
RELEASED: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, from prison, after a court suspended their sentences for corruption.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, WENDY STEELE, LAUREN RICKARDS and LIBBY PORTER, of Melbourne's RMIT University, say that addressing the Sustainable Development Goals must involve looking within Australia as well as overseas...

Religion News Service columnist MARK SILK writes about a recent discovery related to the faith of former US President Ronald Reagan...

In an article first published on The Conversation, Australian researchers ANDREW SINGLETON and ANNA HALAHOFF, of Deakin University, GARY BOUMA, of Monash University, and MARY LOU RASMUSSEN, of Australian National University, report on what their research has shown about the "spirituality" of Australian youth...

They Said It

"Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."
- Sesame Workshop, the organisation between the US TV show Sesame Street in a statement addressing ongoing speculation that characters Bert and Ernie are gay (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

20th September, 2018
"Disdained by the church and mocked by secular culture", Christian rock has long caused divisions within and without the Christian community. In this New Yorker story, 'The Unlikely endurance of Christian rock', KELEFA SANNEH takes a look at its tumultous past...

 

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The Word Explained

17th September, 2018
Abiding: Christians are exhorted, especially in John's writings, to abide in Christ; to live life closely connected to Jesus.

 

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