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Family mourns “beautiful mother” killed in Sydney mall stabbing

Sydney, Australia Reuters Young Sydney mother Ashlee Good, who cradled her nine-month old daughter Harriet, was one of the victims of a random shopping mall stabbing attack which killed six people, her family confirmed in a statement on Sunday. Five women and a male security guard were killed in the Saturday attack in the Sydney […]

Experts call for Vatican judicial reforms to promote transparency and a fair trial

Vatican City RNS Two decades after the Vatican was first forced to reckon with the clerical sexual abuse crisis, church experts on Thursday addressed the institution’s failures to safeguard victims, promote transparency and guarantee a safe trial. For years, sexual abuse victims lamented that church trials under canon law fail to inform them about not […]

Floods swamp swathes of Russia and Kazakhstan but worse still to come

Orenburg, Russia Reuters Floods engulfed cities and towns across Russia and Kazakhstan on Wednesday after Europe’s third-longest river burst its banks, forcing about 110,000 people to evacuate and swamping parts of the Russian city of Orenburg. The deluge of melt water overwhelmed scores of settlements in Russia‘s Ural Mountains, Siberia, Volga and areas of Kazakhstan after major rivers such as the […]