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Las Vegas campus shooting leaves three dead, one in critical condition

People leave campus with raised hands following reports of a shooting at the University of Nevada, in the campus of Las Vegas, US

Updated: 12:20pm (AEDT)Reuters A shooting on the main campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Wednesday left at least three people dead before the bloodshed ended with the suspect’s own death, authorities said. The Las Vegas Police Department said in written statement on social media that three people, aside from the shooter, were […]

Nicaraguan Government orders seizure of top Jesuit-run university

A woman leaves the Jesuit Central American University in Managua, Nicaragua, on 16th August, 2023.

Reuters A Nicaraguan judge has ordered the confiscation of all assets belonging to a prestigious Jesuit-run university, the college announced, as the government’s crackdown on Catholic clergy and church-affiliated institutions intensifies. In a letter seen by Reuters that was dated Tuesday and addressed to the university community, the Central American University (UCA) said it had […]

Zelenskiy says Russian bomb hits blood transfusion centre

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy discusses a restoration of the Black Sea grain initiative with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan via a phone line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 21st July, 2023

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said a Russian guided aerial bomb hit a blood transfusion centre in the town of Kupiansk in eastern Kharkiv region late on Saturday. “There are dead and wounded,” he said on his Telegram channel. Reuters could not immediately verify the report. Kupiansk is a railway hub fewer than 10 […]

Pope calls for end to violence in Peru, respect for human rights

Vatican Pope Francis 22 Jan 23

Vatican City/Lima, PeruReuters Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to violence in Peru, where nearly 50 people have been killed during anti-government demonstrations in the past few weeks. “No to violence, regardless of where it originates. No more deaths,” the Argentine Pope said in Spanish at his weekly address to thousands of people […]

As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

China Taliban meeting

Islamabad, PakistanReuters As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid and discussions of future assistance. The economy in the war-torn country is in crisis and a humanitarian crisis is looming, experts say. Chinese State Councilor and […]

THE WAY IN

Graduation day

Most of us understand religion like going to university. You join the religion, you can now wear the T-shirt. But salvation is not assured. Graduation day – but Christians are already living a life of service in assurance they’s passed, says Paul Clark. PICTURE: Vasily Koloda/Unsplash. You have to do years of study, many tasks, […]

Hunger on campus: researchers say a quarter of US college students went hungry

Thomson Reuters Foundation About a quarter of students at 66 tertiary institutions in the United States said they had gone hungry in the previous month, researchers said on Tuesday. Experts said the findings, which are from the largest survey to measure hunger on campuses, confirmed concerns over poverty’s prevalence at universities and colleges. Jed Richardson, a scientist […]