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  • 13 Apr 2016

    The Irish government has faced criticism after it was forced to correct a statement on the whereabouts of Ibrahim Halawa, a juvenile from Dublin who faces the death penalty in Egypt.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Hundreds of people attended a day of special events at the Black County Living Museum, Dudley, on 9 April 2016 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the death of Francis Asbury,.a local man who helped shape modern America.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Virginia state governor Terry McAuliffe has resurrected a proposal to use secret batches of specially mixed medicines in executions by lethal injection, raising concerns over a lack of transparency.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Seventy years after the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a commemorative visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park, making him the most senior US official to have ever done so.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    When Stephen Crabb replaced Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, it was an opportunity to hope for a different approach, and a change of direction from the DWP.  Alth

  • 12 Apr 2016

    Tax, rightly levied and honourably accepted, is an instrument of justice.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    Faith-based organisations presented a significant input at a United Nations civil society hearing in New York City, on 6 April 2016,  a prelude to a UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York on 8-10 June.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    David Cameron has not gone far enough to counter the abuse of UK tax havens, Christian Aid said yesterday (11 April 2016) after the Prime Minister announced that most UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will create central registers of companies’ beneficial owners.

  • 11 Apr 2016

    Impoverished country governments could be up to $61 billion worse off in 2016 as a result of the crash in global commodity prices and strengthening of the US dollar. This is reducing government revenue and increasing the relative size of debt payments in foreign currencies.

  • 11 Apr 2016

    In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday has delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).

  • 11 Apr 2016

    It has emerged that the British government is directly involved in the covert US programme in Yemen, including secret drone strikes, despite having denied such involvement for several years.

  • 10 Apr 2016

     We shouldn't blame anybody for the actions of their parents, so it isn't fair to blame David Cameron for the financial arrangements of his father.

  • 9 Apr 2016

    Tension has mounted in the run-up to an international Anglican Consultative Council meeting in April 2016.

  • 9 Apr 2016

    A violent escalation in hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has resulted in casualties and warnings of 'large-scale war'.

  • 8 Apr 2016

    The Secretary of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Gareth J Powell, with other senior Methodist representatives from around the world, were received by Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican yesterday.