A growing number of New South Wales households are suffering "financial stress", according to a new Wesley Mission report released this week.

The report, based on research conducted in December last year, found that 44 per cent of NSW households were suffering financial stress in

Updated 9am, 30th April 2015

DAVID ADAMS

The death toll from Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has topped 5,200 with fears it could climb as high as 10,000.

The news comes as the UN launches

29th April, 2015

Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed along with six other death row inmates by firing squad in Indonesia in the earlier hours this morning.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said it

Updated 5.30pm 28th April, 2015

Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been denied access to their spiritual supporters in the lead-up to their imminent executions, according to reports.

Australia's ABC is reporting that they had been

Updated 5.30pm 28th April, 2015

Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been denied access to their spiritual supporters in the lead-up to their imminent executions, according to reports.

Australia's ABC is reporting that they had been

28th April, 2015

Rev Dr Olav Fyske Tveit, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, has appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for clemency for 10 death row prisoners scheduled for imminent execution.

In a letter dated

28th April, 2015

The Australian Christian Lobby has urged the Labor Party to allow a free vote on the issue of same-sex marriage, saying that no MP should be forced to vote to define it.

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The conflict in Yemen over the past month has taken an "immense toll" on civilians, worsening an already large scale humanitarian crisis in the country, according to the UN's humanitarian co-ordinator.

Johannes Van Der Klaauw, said in a statement yesterday that since 19th March, it

23rd April, 2015

A Baptist in Kazakhstan, Nikolai Novikov, could face up to three years in jail for refusing to pay a 2013 fine for offering religious literature which has not been censored by the state on the streets,

22nd April, 2015

More than a million Australians are living in poverty - between four and six per cent of the population - according to a report released this week.

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia report, Addressing

Updated 10.15am, 21st April, 2015

DAVID ADAMS

The UN human rights chief has urged European leaders to take a "less callous" approach to addressing the issue of would-be migrants flowing into Europe following the deaths of

Updated 5pm, 21st April, 2015

The Islamic State has released a video online which purportedly shows militants shooting and beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The 29 minute video appears to show 15 men being beheaded on

21st April, 2015

Christians sustained broken bones and wounds when Hindu extremists on 8th April attacked an open-air gospel event in Telangana state, India, sources said.

Police initially refused to help church members after the mob

17th April, 2015

Muslim asylum seekers attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy allegedly threw 12 fellow passengers overboard because they were Christians, Italian police have told media outlets.

Italian police said on

17th April, 2015

Prison overcrowding has reached epidemic proportions in many countries around the world, according to a senior UN official, amid reports the occupancy rate of some prisons has reached almost 400 per cent.

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