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Britain's modern slavery helpline received thousands of calls in its first full year and identified nearly 5,000 potential victims being exploited in car washes, construction sites, nail bars and brothels, an anti-trafficking charity said on Monday.

Unseen, which runs the hotline, said the

Just days before jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson is to stand trial accused of espionage and terrorism against Turkey, a senior US official in Ankara declared last week that months of strained relations between Ankara and Washington have “started going to a positive direction...amid accelerated cooperation.”

The optimistic comments on 12th

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Jennifer Pahlka believes that coding can help deliver a better US Government that works to help reformed felons earn an honest living and public servants frustrated by poor technology.

After seeing the challenges working in child welfare, she founded San Francisco-based non profit Code for

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More than 100,000 households in England could be living in bed and breakfast accommodation and hostels by 2020 due to a critical housing shortage, a study showed on Thursday.

The report by charity group Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said current trends indicated the

Persecuted church support and advocacy organisation Open Doors UK has called on the Commonwealth heads of government to put freedom of religion and belief at the "heart of their discussions" when they meet this week.

The organisation points out that eight of the 53 Commonwealth nations appear on its

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A municipal council in a West London suburb voted last week to allow a buffer zone around an abortion clinic - the first such zone of its kind in Britain, where abortion has been legal for 50 years.

The move has buoyed abortion-rights supporters, who are looking

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Leaders of registered Christian religious organisations received a letter from the Religious Affairs Department of the West Kazakhstan region last month that demanded the personal data of people under 18 who attend their religious services, Forum 18 reports.

The government asked for their full names,

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Violence rooted in tribalism and frustration at the slow response following earthquakes in Papua New Guinea was blocking efforts to reach those in need, aid workers said on Thursday.

Three temblors have hit Papua New Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, since the remote,

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The US, UK and France have launched more than 100 missiles into Syria, targeting chemical weapons production and research sites after the prohibited weapons were reportedly used in an attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, killing dozens.

US President Donald Trump announced

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Saturday, 14th April marks the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a secondary boarding school in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Chibok.

At least 165 of them were believed to be Christian, according to a list of names and a statement released by the Christian

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Roman Catholic priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of one of their brethren this week in the largely lawless region.

Priests and Catholic churches have long been the target of violence in the area. The

World Watch Monitor

At present, Christian services are held in secret places in Saudi Arabia. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor.

Emad Al Abdy, one of the leaders of the Saudi Christian Association, believes “there is no better time than now” for growth of Christianity

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A group of religious leaders is condemning a Missouri bill to permit people to carry concealed firearms in church without permission from clergy, with St Louis’ Catholic archbishop threatening to sue if the bill is signed into law.

The bill would “broaden Second Amendment rights at the

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Starving children are the glaring face of Congo's humanitarian crisis, but millions more people are suffering slow onset malnutrition which could have harmful effects for generations, the United Nations said on Thursday.

About 13 million of the Democratic Republic of Congo's 80 million people are in need

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