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Christian Today
EU referendum could leave Britain 'dispirited and divided', Archbishop warnsJustin Welby has warned that the EU referendum could leave Britain "dispirited
EU referendum could leave Britain 'dispirited and divided', Archbishop warns
Christian Today / Posted 15 hours ago
Justin Welby has warned that the EU referendum could leave Britain "dispirited and divided." Welby: "The only certainty is that there will be much heat, probably slightly less light, but it is a hugely important decision, with thoughtful and... Read more
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Ekklesia
Survey indicates 1.5 million Scots identify with the Church of ScotlandThe latest Scottish Annual Household Survey has suggested 27.8 per cent of Scot
Survey indicates 1.5 million Scots identify with the Church of Scotland
Ekklesia / Posted yesterday
The latest Scottish Annual Household Survey has suggested 27.8 per cent of Scots feel they belong to the Church of Scotland, a drop of 0.6 per cent on the previous year. The figures, drawn from a sample of 9,800 people, also indicate 47 per cent of... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Report: Most Scots positive about ChristianityTHE majority of Scots have a positive view of the Christian faith and believe i
Report: Most Scots positive about Christianity
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
THE majority of Scots have a positive view of the Christian faith and believe it brings benefits to communities, according to new research published today. The year-long research project into views on Christianity in Scotland found that 55 per cent... Read more
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heraldscotland
Report: Most Scots positive about ChristianityThe findings come just days after official figures showed almost half of adults
Report: Most Scots positive about Christianity
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
The findings come just days after official figures showed almost half of adults in Scotland do not identify with any religion. In the Scottish Household Survey (SHS), 47.3 per cent responded "none" when asked about their faith, up from 40 per cent... Read more
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Christian Today
Ashley Madison: How it reveals the hypocrisy of both the Church and cultureThe homepage of the Ashley Madison website is displayed on an iPad, in this pho
Ashley Madison: How it reveals the hypocrisy of both the Church and culture
Christian Today / Posted 4 days ago
The homepage of the Ashley Madison website is displayed on an iPad, in this photo illustration taken in Ottawa, Canada, on July 21, 2015. By now most people will know something of the Ashley Madison affair. For those who don't know the story, a... Read more
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Scotsman
Confidence in Scots schools falling among parents Satisfaction with local schools is lowest in the more affluent areas, the surv
Confidence in Scots schools falling among parents
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
Satisfaction with local schools is lowest in the more affluent areas, the survey found. Picture: Getty SATISFACTION levels with local schools among Scottish parents has been falling steadily in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Place to worship offered after Old Kilpatrick church fireTHE hand of friendship has been extended from the Church of Scotland to the Cat
Place to worship offered after Old Kilpatrick church fire
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
THE hand of friendship has been extended from the Church of Scotland to the Catholic Church after a fire ruined a place of worship. St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, went up in flames last Monday after a fire took... Read more
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Times of Malta
British PM urged to learn from Church of Scotland project helping migrants in MaltaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to learn from a Church of S
British PM urged to learn from Church of Scotland project helping migrants in Malta
Times of Malta / Posted 9 days ago
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to learn from a Church of Scotland project in Malta which provides interest free loans to migrants and asylum seekers. David Lloyd, a retired chartered accountant with the Out of Africa Project in... Read more
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Times of Malta
Press digestThe following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of
Press digest
Times of Malta / Posted 9 days ago
The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how two men were charged yesterday over €2m cigarette duty fraud. It also says that the Security Committee will discuss the granting of visas to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Place to worship offered after Old Kilpatrick church fire“We put it to the kirk session. I have been on the receiving end of bigotry fro
Place to worship offered after Old Kilpatrick church fire
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
“We put it to the kirk session. I have been on the receiving end of bigotry from both sides over the years. I put the question to them, ‘Will you accept?’ and it was unanimous, enthusiastic and warm. That really was record breaking in the west of... Read more
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Scotsman
Kirk’s bank for migrants pays dividend for Malta David Cameron refered to those hoping to cross into Europe as a swarm of peopl
Kirk’s bank for migrants pays dividend for Malta
Scotsman / Posted 10 days ago
David Cameron refered to those hoping to cross into Europe as a swarm of people". Picture: Getty A SCOTTISH volunteer working for a Kirk project in Malta has urged David Cameron to learn lessons from... Read more
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Ekklesia
Widespread dismay at university plans to end religion coursesResearchers, teachers, students and public figures are responding with alarm, s
Widespread dismay at university plans to end religion courses
Ekklesia / Posted 10 days ago
Researchers, teachers, students and public figures are responding with alarm, surprise and anger at the University of Stirling’s plans to close its internationally-recognised teaching and research on religion in contemporary society. Since the news... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Well-known Caithness character diesA WELL-known Caithness character has died. Herbie Lyall, who was in his early
Well-known Caithness character dies
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 11 days ago
A WELL-known Caithness character has died. Herbie Lyall, who was in his early 80s, passed away in Caithness General Hospital on Wednesday. He worked at Dounreay for many years but was critical of some of the safety practices at the site. Mr Lyall... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Booze deaths spike prompts further appeals for minimum pricing lawsA SPIKE in the number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland has triggered a fur
Booze deaths spike prompts further appeals for minimum pricing laws
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
A SPIKE in the number of alcohol-related deaths in Scotland has triggered a further wave of fresh calls for minimum pricing and concerns over funding for support services. The Church of Scotland said the government must continue to try and introduce... Read more
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Christian Today
Planned Parenthood and the silence of the ChurchHaving taken a six-week break from social media, the internet and writing, it w
Planned Parenthood and the silence of the Church
Christian Today / Posted 11 days ago
Having taken a six-week break from social media, the internet and writing, it was with a sense of trepidation that I emerged from my cocoon. What has been going on in the world? In seeking to catch up I read over newsfeeds, papers and websites, and... Read more
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Ekklesia
Church of Scotland urges members to sign global education petitionChurch of Scotland leaders have urged members to sign a declaration which calls
Church of Scotland urges members to sign global education petition
Ekklesia / Posted 11 days ago
Church of Scotland leaders have urged members to sign a declaration which calls on governments around the world to ensure that every child is able to go to school. The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly, and Hannah Mary... Read more
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Aberdeen City Council News
Celebrate Aberdeen WeekendWhat's On In Aberdeen Celebrate Aberdeen returns with a parade along Union St
Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend
Aberdeen City Council News / Posted 12 days ago
What's On In Aberdeen Celebrate Aberdeen returns with a parade along Union Street and singers, dancers and musicians will perform in Union Terrance Gardens. Working with Aberdeen City Council, this weekend will showcase... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Head of Scottish bishops apologizes to abuse victims, CatholicsThe president of the Scottish bishops' conference offered a "profound apology"
Head of Scottish bishops apologizes to abuse victims, Catholics
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
The president of the Scottish bishops' conference offered a "profound apology" to victims of child abuse following a national review of church safeguarding procedures. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, conference president, said the Catholic... Read more
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Daily Record
Church apologises for decades of abuse but victims bitter at 'empty apology'Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said Scottish bishops were “shamed and pained” by t
Church apologises for decades of abuse but victims bitter at 'empty apology'
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said Scottish bishops were “shamed and pained” by the suffering over the years. Tartaglia spoke out after an independent commission set up to investigate abuse called on the Church to make an “unmistakeable and... Read more
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Bury Times
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Bury Times / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Croydon Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Kingston Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Daily Record
Roman Catholic Church in Scotland issues apology for child abuseHe said: "As the president of the Bishops' Conference, and on behalf of all the
Roman Catholic Church in Scotland issues apology for child abuse
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
He said: "As the president of the Bishops' Conference, and on behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, I want to offer a profound apology to all those who have been harmed and who have suffered in any way as a result of actions by anyone within the... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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This is West Country
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
This is West Country / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Scotsman
Catholic Church apologises to victims of abuse The McLellan Commission's findings are set to be published. Picture: Phil Wilk
Catholic Church apologises to victims of abuse
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
The McLellan Commission's findings are set to be published. Picture: Phil Wilkinson THE Catholic Church in Scotland has offered a “profound apology” to the victims of abuse. Archbishop of Glasgow... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Catholic church in Scotland asks forgiveness from child abuse victimsThe Scottish Catholic church has offered a “profound apology” to victims of chi
Catholic church in Scotland asks forgiveness from child abuse victims
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 14 days ago
The Scottish Catholic church has offered a “profound apology” to victims of child abuse and the churches’ failure to investigate and punish the culprits, after a damning independent report into its conduct. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, the official... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Oxford Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Christian Today
Catholic Church must make 'unequivocal' apology to abuse survivors - reportCardinal Keith O'Brien resigned two years ago after it was revealed that he had
Catholic Church must make 'unequivocal' apology to abuse survivors - report
Christian Today / Posted 14 days ago
Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned two years ago after it was revealed that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with junior priests. The Catholic Church must make an "unmistakable and unequivocal" public apology to all survivors of abuse... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Northern Echo
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsHe said: "As the president of the Bishops' Conference, and on behalf of all the
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
Northern Echo / Posted 14 days ago
He said: "As the president of the Bishops' Conference, and on behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, I want to offer a profound apology to all those who have been harmed and who have suffered in any way as a result of actions by anyone within the... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victimsScotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to
Catholic Archbishop Philip Tartaglia says sorry to Church abuse victims
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Scotland's most senior Catholic Archbishop, Philip Tartaglia, has apologised to survivors of abuse within the church in Scotland following the publication of an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Catholic Church in Scotland must support and apologise to abuse survivors, says review that followed Cardinal Keith O'Brien scandal By Claire Cromie and Catriona Wenster An independent review ordered in the w
Catholic Church in Scotland must support and apologise to abuse survivors, says review that followed Cardinal Keith O'Brien scandal
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
By Claire Cromie and Catriona Wenster An independent review ordered in the wake of the cardinal Keith O'Brien... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victimsThe Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" ap
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victims
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 days ago
The Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" apology to survivors of abuse, according to an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has made eight... Read more
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Daily Record
Catholic Church in Scotland must make a 'public apology' to survivors of abuseA commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has recommended that the churc
Catholic Church in Scotland must make a 'public apology' to survivors of abuse
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has recommended that the church's safeguarding guidelines be updated and has called for survivors of abuse to be prioritised. Mr McLellan, a former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victimsThe Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" ap
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victims
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
The Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" apology to survivors of abuse, according to an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has made eight... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victimsThe Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" ap
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victims
Kingston Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
The Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" apology to survivors of abuse, according to an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has made eight... Read more
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Scotsman
Church abuse report: Safeguarding children ‘greatest challenge’ The McLellan Commission's findings are set to be published. Picture: Phil Wilk
Church abuse report: Safeguarding children ‘greatest challenge’
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
The McLellan Commission's findings are set to be published. Picture: Phil Wilkinson SAFEGUARDING children and vulnerable adults against harm is the “greatest challenge” facing the... Read more
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Bury Times
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victimsThe Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" ap
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victims
Bury Times / Posted 14 days ago
The Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" apology to survivors of abuse, according to an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has made eight... Read more
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Gazette
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victimsThe Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" ap
Catholic Church urged to apologise to abuse victims
Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
The Catholic Church in Scotland must make an "unmistakeable and unequivocal" apology to survivors of abuse, according to an independent review of its handling of allegations. A commission led by the Very Rev Andrew McLellan has made eight... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
Manchester Evening News / Posted 14 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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Ekklesia
Church of Scotland Youth Assembly urges action on climate changeA call for the Church of Scotland to partially divest from fossil fuels has bee
Church of Scotland Youth Assembly urges action on climate change
Ekklesia / Posted 14 days ago
A call for the Church of Scotland to partially divest from fossil fuels has been made by the National Youth Assembly at its gathering over the weekend of 15-16 August. Partial divestment would involve looking carefully at any investments the church... Read more
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birminghammail
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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chroniclelive
Morning news headlines: Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Morning news headlines: Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
chroniclelive / Posted 14 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
Reading Evening Post / Posted 15 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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walesonline
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Morning news headlines: Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister saysBANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS T
Morning news headlines: Bangkok bombers wanted to destroy tourism in Thailand, defence minister says
Liverpool Echo / Posted 15 days ago
BANGKOK BOMBERS WANTED TO DESTROY TOURISM IN THAILAND, DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS The bombers who killed at least 20 people and injured at least 140 in Bangkok intended to damage Thailand's tourism industry, the country's defence minister said. Prawit... Read more
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Daily Record
Review into Catholic Church's handling of abuse allegations due for publicationThe Very Rev Andrew McLellan, a former moderator of the General Assembly of the
Review into Catholic Church's handling of abuse allegations due for publication
Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
The Very Rev Andrew McLellan, a former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and one-time chief inspector of prisons, has led the external inquiry into the policies and practices of the church. The 11-member McLellan Commission... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Review into Catholic Church's handling of abuse claims to be published Cardinal Keith O'Brien stepped down from the archdiocese of St Andrews and Ed
Review into Catholic Church's handling of abuse claims to be published
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
Cardinal Keith O'Brien stepped down from the archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh in February 2013 after allegations of inappropriate behaviour against him The findings of an... Read more
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