Catholic Church leaders in Nicaragua have reportedly urged the national government not to censor social media, saying such a move would limit freedom of expression.

Commenting after news that President Daniel Ortega had spoken with the president of the National Assembly about reviewing social networks - a move which the

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The world should look to nature for better ways to maintain supplies of water, keep it clean, and protect people from droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.

As the global population expands and the planet warms, demand for water is rising, while

Athletes at the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea were presented with copies of the Triumph and Struggle Bible in a joint project between international Bible society Biblica and Athletes in Action.

Some 16,000 hardback copies of the Bible, in languages including English, Korean, Russian and Chinese, were

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Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan where Dilobarkhon Sultanova was arrested after helping a women download a Bible app. PICTURE: Alex J Butler/CC/Flickr

A Kazakhstan court has acquitted a Christian women accused of “missionary activity” after she was caught in an “apparent


The Kentucky Legislature is considering mandating an annual day of student prayer.

House Bill 40 would make the last Wednesday in September “A Day of Prayer for Kentucky’s Students” and would require the state’s governor to proclaim it as such every year.

The bill passed

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Natural disasters such as drought and floods cost developing countries $US96 billion in damage to crops and livestock between 2005 and 2015, highlighting the need to step up protection for poor farmers, the United Nations said.

Half the total damage - $US48 billion - occurred

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Forty-six Iranian and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

The NGOs addressed a joint letter to all diplomatic missions attending the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council

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In November, local authorities in Oran closed a church for “illegally print Gospels and publications intended for evangelism”. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor

The Algerian Government has once again been criticised for alleged discrimination against the country’s Christian minority, this time


The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an "apocalyptic" bombing campaign in Syria where "thousands of families" live in underground shelters and "millions of children" are malnourished.

Christians are also among the many displaced men, women, and children in the Middle Eastern

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Dozens of human rights defenders in Colombia are being gunned down, including rising numbers of women, despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war, the United Nations said on Friday, urging the government to punish those responsible.

A peace deal between the

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Eritrea’s human rights record was again in the spotlight at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this week. Kate Gilmore, deputy high commissioner for human rights, said in her opening remarks that over 100 people were arrested in Eritrea in 2017 for practising religions not officially




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