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Turkish authorities capture gunmen who killed one person in Istanbul church

Ankara, Turkey Reuters Turkish authorities have captured two gunmen who shot one person dead on Sunday during a service at a church in Istanbul and who are believed to be tied to Islamic State, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said. Yerlikaya had earlier said that the attack, which Ankara condemned, took place around 0840 GMT at […]

Aerial strike on Ethiopia church grounds kills eight – witnesses

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaReuters An aerial strike on the grounds of a church in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region killed eight people and injured five as they collected corn, two witnesses and an opposition political party said. Government spokesperson Legesse Tulu dismissed the accounts of the air strike as “an absolute lie”. Peace talks between Ethiopia’s government and […]


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Are we losing the ability to live in community? PICTURE: Kylie Lugo/Unsplash Once we were forced to live together. Small houses, large families. You had to make it work, there was no-where else to go. Now we don’t join communities. We look for people who are the same as us online, and hang out with them. […]

Two dead after Russian attack on Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia – minister

Rescuers work at the site where a building was destroyed during a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on 9th August, 2023.

Zaporizhzhia, UkraineReuters Two people were killed and seven injured in an apparent missile attack by Russia on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said. A Reuters reporter at the scene saw emergency workers lifting a body, putting it on a stretcher and wrapping it into a black body bag. Rescuers work at […]

Four Nigerians, rescued in Brazil, survived 14 days on a ship’s rudder

Nigerian refugees Thankgod Matthew and Roman Ebimene pose for a photo during an interview, after being rescued from a ship rudder on the Brazilian coast, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 26th July, 2023.

Sao Paulo, BrazilReuters On their tenth day at sea, the four Nigerian stowaways crossing the Atlantic in a tiny space above the rudder of a cargo ship ran out of food and drink.  They survived another four days, according to their account, by drinking the sea water crashing just meters below them, before being rescued […]

Police charge 23-year-old with hate crime at historically Black US church

Widespread vandalism was discovered at Fowler United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Maryland, on 9th June, 2023.

United StatesRNS A 23-year-old man has been charged with trespassing and burglary after an investigation of vandalism estimated at more than $US100,000 at a church in the US state of Maryland. Jarren Alexander was taken into custody on Wednesday after an incident earlier in the month at Fowler United Methodist Church in Annapolis, police said. […]