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Sight-Seeing: The challenges of being a religious scientist

Scientists in a lab

In an article first published on The Conversation, CHRISTOPHER P SCHEITLE, author of ‘The Faithful Scientist: Experiences of Anti-Religious Bias in Scientific Training’, looks at what his research revealed about the difficulties religious scientists face…

More Rohingya take children as they leave Bangladesh by boat – aid groups

Rohingya Muslims walk as they are being transported to a temporary shelter, following their arrival in Sabang, Aceh province, Indonesia, on 22nd November, 2023

Dhaka, BangladeshReuters An increasing number of Rohingya people are leaving refugee camps in Bangladesh with their children, taking to boats in search of a better life as hopes fade of returning to Myanmar or being resettled, and camp life gets tougher, aid groups say. Nearly one million members of the Muslim minority from Myanmar live […]

Pope in “good, stable” condition, on antibiotic IV for lung inflammation

Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, on 26th November, 2023.

Vatican City Reuters Pope Francis, who is suffering from lung inflammation, is in “good and stable” condition, receiving antibiotic therapy intravenously, and will limit his activities for the next few days in order to conserve his strength, the Vatican said on Monday. Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, […]

Twenty killed in Sierra Leone attack and nearly 2,000 prisoners escape

Freetown, Sierra LeoneReuters Twenty people were killed and nearly 2,000 inmates escaped during Sunday’s attack on a military barracks, a prison and other locations in Sierra Leone, officials said on Monday.  The West African country was thrown into panic in the early hours when the assailants sent gunfire ringing across the capital Freetown. The government […]

Updated: Snowstorm kills eight in Ukraine and Moldova, hundreds of towns lose power

Emergency workers release a car which is stuck in snow during a heavy snow storm in Odesa region, Ukraine in this handout picture released on 27th November, 2023.

Updated: 12pm (AEDT)Kyiv, UkraineReuters A winter storm lashed central and southern Ukraine, killing at least five people in Ukraine and three in neighbouring Moldova, with snow and high winds knocking out power to hundreds of towns and villages and shutting highways At least 19 people were injured in Ukraine and a further 10 in Moldova. […]

Updated: Israel-Hamas truce in Gaza extended two days; 11 more hostages freed

A flag of the United Nations is attached to one of the trucks carrying aid waiting to head towards north Gaza during a temporary truce between Hamas and Israel, in the central Gaza Strip, on 27th November, 2023.

Updated: 8:50am (AEDT)Cairo, Egypt/JerusalemReuters A truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza that was on the verge of expiring was extended by two days, mediator Qatar said on Monday, raising the prospect the Palestinian group will free hostages beyond the 69 released since Friday. The truce will prolong a pause in the seven-week war between […]

Lightning strikes in India’s Gujarat kill 24

Ahmedabad, IndiaReuters Twenty-four people have died by lightning strikes and about 23 have been left injured in rain-related incidents in the western Indian state of Gujarat over the past two days, government officials said, with rains continuing on Monday morning. The state was hit by heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and hailstorms on Sunday and […]

China ministry seeks more fever clinics to combat respiratory illness surge

People stand outside a children's hospital in Shanghai, China, on 24th November, 2023.

Beijing, ChinaReuters China’s health ministry on Sunday urged local authorities to increase the number of fever clinics as the country grapples with a surge in respiratory illnesses in its first full winter since easing COVID-19 restrictions. The spike become a global issue last week when the World Health Organization asked China for more information, citing […]