World church leaders have joined the chorus of voices from around the world in expressing their grief and horror - and solidarity with the Muslim victims - following a terror attack involving two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.

Forty-nine people have been confirmed killed after

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Forty-nine people have been killed and more than 20 seriously injured in mass shootings  at two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand with multiple fatalities reported.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed 49 people died in attacks, 41 at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, located in the

New Delhi, India
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Rising property prices in parts of India have helped achieve what women's rights groups have tried and failed to do for decades - get more women to claim their inheritance.

A 2005 law gave Hindu women across India equal inheritance rights but

More people believe immigrants are a strength rather than a burden, according to a new survey of people in 18 nations. 


The 2018 Pew Research Center survey of people in the 18 countries - which host half of the world's migrants - showed that a

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Survivors of modern slavery in Britain should be allowed to remain in the country for a year to recover and help bring traffickers to justice, campaigners said on Thursday as they urged the government to back a proposed law supporting victims.

The bill would

Syria's civil war looms large in the fears of children who have fled the country and are now living as refugees in the neighbouring nations of Jordan and Lebanon with "war and violence" and "losing family" among their greatest fears, according to the findings of a new survey.

A report

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A decade after the housing bubble burst in the United States, affordable homes are available to as little as 20 per cent of the poorest families that need them in some states, according to a report published by housing advocates on Thursday.

That national shortfall, despite

The remains of a long-lost abbey founded in what is now south-east Scotland by a Northumbrian princess during the 7th century may have been discovered in an archaeological dig.

Excavations led by DigVentures have unearthed traces of a huge circular ditch at a site in Coldingham where the

In Egypt, a country now counting 100 million inhabitants, and where 2.5 per cent are added annually, it is increasingly hard for the government to keep pace with the needs of its people. A growing influx of refugees, now adding up to around four million people, puts further strain on

Dhaka, Bangladesh
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There is no future for the 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, a leading campaigner said on Wednesday, likening the camps to zoos and calling for a proper repatriation strategy.

Rohingya lawyer Razia Sultana said there was a lack of hope among the


A new survey reveals that more US Catholics are questioning whether they should remain in the church today than when news of the “Spotlight” child sex abuse scandal broke in the Boston Archdiocese in 2002.

According to a poll released Wednesday by Gallup, more than a

Moscow, Russia

Authorities in Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, are planning to erect a gigantic statue of Jesus Christ on a site once designated for a monument of Vladimir Lenin.

The statue, which has not yet been approved by the Russian Orthodox Church, is

Bogata, Colombia
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Migrant children fleeing alone from Venezuela's economic and political crises, along with destitute Venezuelan migrants arriving without documents both make easy prey for human traffickers in Peru, anti-slavery experts said on Tuesday.

About one in 10 Venezuelans - 3.4 million people - have

Prominent Australian Christian leaders are among more than 50 public figures who are calling for a bipartisan political commitment to rebuild the country's foreign aid budget ahead of this year's federal election.

Five years of cuts under Australia's Coalition Government will see the country's foreign aid budget drop to just




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