The Statistic

24th May, 2019
Size of the payout awarded to Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush after he won a defamation case over allegations published in an Australian newspaper (a record for the country): Almost $A2.9 million


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24th May, 2019
17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by the US Justice Department which allege he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with Chelsea Manning to obtain access to classified information.
RETURNED: An honorary degree to Oxford University, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah following a backlash over proposals to introduce the death penalty for gay sex and adultery in Brunei.
DIED: UK-based writer Judith Kerr, author of celebrated children's book The Tiger Who Came To Tea, at the age of 95.


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They Said It

"Again, I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family, or his administration, or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country."
- US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an ongoing war of words with US President Donald Trump; it comes after he walked out of discussions with Democratic congressional leaders and demanded an end to congressional investigations (as quoted on ABC).


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This Week on the Web

24th May, 2019
Some 15 years ago, all of the waste from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana went to landfill, but by 2025, at least 75 per cent of its rubbish will be recycled. LUKA DAKSKOBLER looks at how the city brought about the change in the Guardian article, 'From no recycling to zero waste: how Ljubljana rethought its rubbish'...


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The Word Explained

1st April, 2019
Great Commission: After His resurrection, Jesus commissioned His disciples to spread his teaching and the truth of who He is to the world.


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Rwanda Genocide25 Book

We're behind schedule this two month period (apologies for that!), but for what's left of May, we're reading Denise Uwimana's new book marking 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness. To buy the book, follow this link - From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness.

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