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Bargain hunters from Argentina to China swooped on a one-euro-auction and snapped up 16 abandoned Sicilian homes in a foreign buying frenzy that was heralded on Thursday as a positive invasion of a dying hilltop town.

Selling homes for token sums has become a

Melbourne, Australia

Australia fullback Israel Folau has said he had chances to ease tensions amid the furore over his social media post and get back to playing rugby but had resisted them all because it would be doing "Satan's" work.

Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, is awaiting sanction

Six people, including a priest, have died after gunmen opened fire while Mass was being celebrated in a Catholic church in the country's north on Sunday.

It has been reported that 20 to 30 attackers on motorcycles shot and killed six people at the church in Dablo before setting fire

Almost 900 children, including 106 girls, were released by a Nigerian militia group last Friday, according to UNICEF.

The UN children's agency said 894 children were released by the Civilian Joint Task Force in the north-east Nigerian town of Maiduguri. The CJTF is a local militia group that

Melbourne, Australia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 per cent, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres signs the WTO's golden book, next to

Washington, DC
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Survivor-run groups that combat human trafficking need more support from the US Government so they can operate on a level playing field with larger agencies, an advisory council said last week.

Organisations run by survivors make unique, "invaluable" contributions fighting modern slavery need

Yaounde, Cameroon
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Hundreds of women have spoken out about sexual harassment and abuse in Namibia, sparking what activists on Friday said was one of Africa's first major #MeToo movements. 

In the past fortnight more than 200 cases of sexual violence have been reported to the

Bogata, Colombia
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Mother's Day is a cause for celebration, but in Colombia it is infamous for bringing violence and death.

On Sunday, families will come together, flowers and alcohol will be bought in vast quantities and restaurants will be packed.


Racism is "incompatible" with Christian teaching, a representative of the World Council of Churches said on Friday.

Speaking at the Emergency Assembly on the Crisis of Global Racism held at the UN in Geneva, Rev Dr Jin Yang Kim, coordinator of the Pilgrim Teams for Justice and Peace at the WCC, said

Dakar, Senegal
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Migrant women and children trapped in the battle for control of Libya's capital are being turned away from shelters, exposing them to airstrikes and sexual abuse, aid agencies said on Friday. 

About 140,000 migrants and refugees were estimated to live in Tripoli before

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A record 41.3 million people were uprooted within their own countries last year due to conflicts and violence, data showed on Friday, with two-thirds displaced in just 10 countries including Syria, Colombia and Somalia.

The increase in internally displaced people - which was one




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