7th February, 2013

At least five people were killed and two towns wiped out when a 1.5 metre high tsunami hit the Solomon Islands' province of Temotu following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake under the South Pacific.

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4th February, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has formally welcomed the election of Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk to be the new patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church.

The news is a boost for the Iraq-based church, which has

1st February, 2013

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's decision to remove a controversial section from her proposed anti-discrimination legislation which would prohibit conduct that "offends, insults or intimidates".

But Jim Wallace, managing director of the

UPDATED 31st January, 2013

Queensland and parts of New South Wales are once again facing a major flood disaster.

While floodwaters peaked at lower than expected levels in Brisbane, other communities like Bundaberg - where some 2,000 properties

29th January, 2013

Europe remembered the killings of six million Jews and others the Nazi's didn't like on Sunday, amid concerns about rising anti-Semitism in Hungary and other countries.

Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked the annual

28th January, 2013

Iran has sentenced Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor, to eight years imprisonment for evangelism and there are fears he may die behind bars, a friend told BosNewsLife on Sunday.

"Many people who go into (Tehran's) notorious

25th January, 2013

Minority Christians in northern Nigeria were on edge this week after militants killed at least 23 people for disobeying Islamic religious law, known as Sharia, residents said.

In the deadliest attack, suspected Islamic gunmen fired at

24th January, 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged to call on Vietnam"s government to halt its crackdown on freedom of expression and release all prisoners of conscience.

The call from human rights organisations, including Amnesty International,

22nd January, 2013

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Hundreds of thousands of Christians across Britain and Ireland are joining in the 2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in churches across these islands.

The week is an annual

22nd January, 2013

UNDER WATER: Jakarta is facing its worst floods since 2007. PICTURE: World Vision

18th January, 2013

Pakistan's Supreme Court has dismissed a final attempt to reopen a blasphemy case against a mentally challenged Christian teenager, Christian rights activists confirmed on Wednesday.

The ruling brought to a close legal proceedings against 14-year-old

17th January, 2013

World Vision Australia has urged the Australian Government to allocate more humanitarian aid funding to address the crisis in Syria following the government's decision to pledge $10 million toward an international appeal this week.

16th January, 2013

New revelations show the late designer of the world's most famous rifle feared he was guilty for the many deaths caused by his weapon. Mikhail Kalashnikov expressed his concerns shortly before he died in a letter

16th January, 2013

Australian cinematographer Rob Draper is to direct the first feature film about the coming to power of the Roman Emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicaea - a key event in the life of the

15th January, 2013

International child welfare agency UNICEF has called for the "immediate cessation" of the recruitment of child soldiers in the Central African Republic after receiving "credible reports" that rebel groups and pro-government militias were increasingly recruiting and

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