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Most Australian athletes against protest in Olympic competition

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Updated: 4.15pm (AEST)Melbourne, AustraliaReuters A vast majority of Australian athletes believe messages of personal or political protest should not be delivered in Olympic competition or on the medallists’ podium, a survey conducted by the country’s athletes’ commission said on Friday. More than 80 per cent of 496 respondents said protesting on the field of play […]


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Sight Ambassadors is a new church partnership initiative under which we aim to provide resources to churches based around Sight’s content. Every month participating churches – via their designated Sight Ambassador(s) – receive an email with content aimed at resourcing leaders including leadership insights, mission profiles and coverage of justice issues around the world which […]

Record number of women candidates hope to make inroads in Bougainville polls

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Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThomson Reuters Foundation A record number of women candidates are contesting polls in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville this month, government officials and analysts said, hoping to build on a “milestone” election for women’s political representation in 2015. The general election is the first since Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted […]

People should not fear spread of COVID-19 in food, packaging – WHO

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Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The World Health Organization said on Thursday it saw no evidence of coronavirus being spread by food or packaging and urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain. Two cities in China said they had found traces of the coronavirus in imported frozen chicken wings from Brazil and […]

In the US, Democrats plan interfaith service to kick off convention

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RNS Democrats plan to kick off their party convention next week with an interfaith service that officials say is designed to represent diverse faith communities and further the party’s theme that its presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, will “restore the soul of America”. The service is scheduled to convene on Sunday, 16th August, the […]