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The number of people killed in heavy rains and flooding in southern Malawi has risen to 28, an official said on Sunday, while the estimated number of people affected has roughly doubled. 

Chipiliro Khamula, a spokesman for Malawi's Department of Disaster Management in the Ministry of Homeland Security, said that

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Lured by false promises of good jobs serving tourists or cleaning city apartments, Peru's Indigenous women and girls often end up being sold for sex - a fate that the government said last week it hopes to avert through a new radio drama.

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UK-based rights organisation Christian Concern has launched a petition calling for the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to launch an investigation into the training police are given to ensue they protect freedom of speech following the arrest of a street preacher in London last month.

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Negotiations for the release of the Orthodox Syrian Metropolitan of Aleppo, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim - reportedly being held by members of the so-called Islamic State in their last stronghold around the village Baghouz in eastern Syria - are underway, according to a Syrian Orthodox priest in Germany.

The priest, Samuel

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An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

Sunday's flight left Bole airport

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India is considering legalising unauthorised tenements in New Delhi, a move that could give hundreds of thousands of poor migrants land rights in the country's most populous city.

A committee will study nearly 1,700 such settlements in the capital and make recommendations within 90 days

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More and more Venezuelans are seeking asylum abroad, with nearly a quarter of a million applications lodged in 2018 alone, double that of the previous year, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

In all, 414,570 asylum claims have been filed by Venezuelan nationals abroad since 2014, UNHCR said.

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Switzerland, which promotes equality at home and in the workplace, has been ranked the best country for women's rights, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report on Friday.

Denmark, Sweden, France and Portugal were the next best-performing countries, according to

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There is a mission school in the heart of South Sudan where girls’ voices and giggles are replacing the frequent cracking of Kalashnikov rifles.

Amid the long-running conflict in Africa’s newest nation, the Loreto Secondary School is thriving in Rumbek, the capital of Western Lake, a state

The story of Jesus Christ is being explored in an eight episode series airing on the US TV channel HISTORY in the lead-up to Easter.

Jesus: His Life is told from the perspective of different Biblical figures, including his parents Mary and Joseph, John the Baptist, the High Priest Caiaphas, Jesus'

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Some of the world's largest airlines have yet to set long-term targets to reduce their climate-changing emissions, climate and economic researchers warned this week.

Top publicly listed airlines have cut their "emissions intensity" - how much pollution they produce for the same amount of activity

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More than eight million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a five per cent rise from last year, due to a surge in violence that has triggered mass displacement as well as the lingering effects of past droughts, officials said on Thursday.

The crisis has prompted an Ethiopian government

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spent the evening of Ash Wednesday at a Baptist church, preaching a Lenten message focused on love and selflessness.

“When love breaks out, we all get set free,” he said to an applauding crowd gathered at Harvest Assembly

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Iconic Australian preacher and evangelist John Smith has died at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer.

John Smith in an undated photo.

Rev Dr Smith, the founder of Christian motorcycle club God Squad as well as Christian

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