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A blessing amid bad news in Britain

International | The coronavirus continues to affect lives and livelihoods around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/07/20, 04:52 pm

BRITAIN surpassed Italy on Tuesday in reporting the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe—now at nearly 30,700 fatalities. Look at the faces of the U.K. church singing a blessing over the country during this pandemic.

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A swath of destruction

International | Cyclone Idai could be worst ever disaster for the Southern Hemisphere
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/20/19, 02:48 pm

MOZAMBIQUE: UN officials say Cyclone Idai may be the worst ever disaster to strike the Southern Hemisphere. Last Friday’s storm packed 125-mph winds with heavy rain, and has left a swath of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affecting millions.

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Australia considering resettlement for Saudi woman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/09/19, 10:21 am

The Australian government on Wednesday said it would assess the case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family, now that she has received refugee status from the United Nations. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the UN high commissioner for refugees referred 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun to Australia and said the country was considering the case “in the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals.”

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