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March, 2019
Volume 45, Number 1
  
1 April 2015
Greg Kandra




In this image from February, Ukrainian armed forces ride on armored personnel carriers near Debaltseve, Ukraine. (photo: CNS/Gleb Garanich, Reuters)

Children killed by landmines in Ukraine (Vatican Radio) The UN children’s charity UNICEF has said that at least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March 2014...

Iraq’s interior minister says Tikrit has been liberated (Reuters) Iraqi troops and Shi’ite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State on Wednesday in northern Tikrit, which officials described as the Sunni Muslim militant group’s last stronghold in the city. With officials touting victory in a month-long battle, state television said Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi was visiting the city, which the Islamist militants captured last June as they seized most of Iraq’s Sunni territories...

Helping amputees rebuild lives in Gaza (The Sydney Morning Herald) Mohamed al-Sillak was standing next to an ambulance outside a crowded marketplace in Gaza, holding the body of one of his children in his arms, when the second Israeli air strike hit. Seven months later he is standing in front of a ramp in a rehabilitation centre in Gaza, trying out his new leg. Next to him is Australian Greg Halford, an ortho-prosthetist from the International Committee of the Red Cross, who is three months into a 14-month assignment in the Gaza Strip...

Growing insecurity in India’s Christian community (BBC) Six people have been arrested in central India after a church was vandalised, allegedly by right-wing Hindu activists. It is the latest in a series of attacks on India’s small but influential Christian minority...

Ethiopia, a land where coffee meets tradition (CNN) Far from being just coffee exporters, Ethiopians are also major coffee lovers. Cafes densely line the streets of the capital Addis Ababa, and in 2013/14 3.6 million bags were consumed in the country, representing 71.6 percent of the total domestic consumption of Africa and 8 percent of all exporting countries. TO.MO.CA, with six branches in Ethiopia’s capital, is one of the most recognizable cafe brands. It has been owned by three generations of the same family for over 60 years, and now the company is opening its first international outpost in Tokyo, Japan, this May...



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