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Thai rights groups flag deportation risk to 19 stateless children

Bangkok, Thailand Reuters Thai civil society groups voiced concern on Tuesday about the fate of 19 stateless children taken into government custody this month, saying they could be deported to neighbouring Myanmar, although a minister denied any plan to do so. The groups say the case throws a spotlight on Thailand’s lack of readiness to […]

In Spain, nuns quench pilgrims’ thirst for beer and the word of God

Vitoria, Spain Reuters A congregation of Catholic nuns has reopened a bar in an ancient sanctuary in northern Spain, pulling pints of beer in the hopes of spreading the word of God to thirsty guests visiting the 11th-century Romanesque site. “I think plenty of people would think it’s unusual, because they’ve never seen it. But you know, […]

Kenyan families weep for starvation cult victims as first bodies released

Malindi, Kenya Reuters Bereaved relatives emerged weeping from a hospital mortuary in Kenya on Tuesday after recovering the remains of loved ones whose doomsday cult leader induced them to starve themselves, according to the authorities. The bodies of more than 400 followers of the Good News International Church have been exhumed from the Shakahola forest […]

Britain’s King Charles III, undergoing cancer treatment, to attend Easter service

London, UK Reuters Britain’s King Charles III will attend the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, in what will be his first public appearance at a traditional royal event since his cancer diagnosis was revealed in February. Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday that Charles, 75, and his wife Queen Camilla will attend […]

More than 140 global Christian leaders call for Gaza ceasefire in Holy Week letter

RNS More than 140 global Christian leaders, including a Guatemalan Catholic cardinal and the presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and for an end to foreign military support for Israel in a Tuesday letter to US President Joe Biden and other politicians. […]

Six presumed dead after crippled cargo ship knocks down Baltimore bridge

Baltimore, US Reuters Six workers were missing and presumed dead from a bridge that collapsed in Baltimore Harbor early on Tuesday when a massive cargo ship crippled by a power loss rammed into the structure, forcing closure of one of the busiest ports on the US eastern seaboard. US Coast Guard and Maryland State Police […]