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2 Toddlers Die in Texas After Being Left in Car for 15 Hours, Sheriff Says

June 14, 2017 ·  By MATT STEVENS for www.nytimes.com

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When Amanda Hawkins arrived at Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Tex., her two daughters were in grave condition. As Ms. Hawkins told it, she and the toddlers had been at nearby Flat Rock Lake when one of the girls, then the other, collapsed. She wondered aloud whether the children, who she said had been […]

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Ireland’s abortion law violates human rights, UN rules

June 14, 2017 ·  By Kenza Bryan for www.independent.co.uk

Demonstrators urge the Irish Government to repeal the 8th amendment to the constitution, which enforces strict limitations to a woman's right to an abortion, in Dublin last September Reuters

It is the second time in the space of a year that the organisation has condemned the country’s record on reproductive rights A woman’s human rights have been violated by Ireland’s abortion law, according to the United Human Rights Committee. It ruled that the Irish government must redress the harm caused to Siobhán Whelan when […]

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Police: Man charged with child abuse after found sleeping in hot car with child

June 13, 2017 ·  By Megan Woo, Digital for www.nbc12.com

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A man is facing several charges, including child abuse, after Henrico police found him sleeping in a car with a child. This happened at the Wawa in the 500 block of South Airport Drive, near Richmond International Airport. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the driver, identified as Isaac […]

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Ulrike Thoenniges of Tatort-verein introducing Fr. Shay Cullen

June 9, 2017 · 

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The shadow of my Filipino face

June 9, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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Believing that a lot more than money should be looked at before taking up a contract as a migrant worker in China, one Filipino has shared something of her experience of living and working on the mainland I arrived in Central China two years ago in July and even though I can say that I […]

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Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Are Being Forced to Sleep in Cabinets, Report Says

June 9, 2017 ·  By Gabby Bess for broadly.vice.com

Photo by RG&B Images via Stocksy/Photo via Mission for Migrant Workers

“This ‘cupboard’ is my private bedroom,” a worker explained. “I belong to the kitchen.” The demand for cheap, foreign labor in Hong Kong’s domestic work industry has left hundreds of thousands of women vulnerable. Broadly previously reported that the schools that train foreign-born workers for domestic jobs in the country put workers into crushing debt […]

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Happiness is not all about money

June 9, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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HONG KONG (SE): The World Happiness Report for 2017 released during March proposes Norway as being the happiest country on earth. It adds that the Americans are a bit sadder than they used to be and that the Chinese not any happier than they were 25 years ago. The report says that one thing that […]

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Fighting curse of modern slavery

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

Slavery - Human Trafficking

JAKARTA (UCAN): Catholic, Muslim and Protestant groups in Indonesia have pledged unity in fighting against slavery and human trafficking in the nation’s maritime and fishing sector. They signed a joint declaration to end slavery at the office of the vice president on April 6. The joint commitment is described as being “our effort to show […]

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Columban Sisters farewell Hong Kong

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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Sixty-seven years make up a substantial portion of any one lifetime, even a significant period in the brief history of Hong Kong, but less than a blink of the eye in the time frame of the divine. However, it is not by the number of years that we measure the contribution to life and society […]

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The last of a Catholic nation in Asia?

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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HONG KONG (SE): “Some of my friends in other countries say that they are worried about the government in The Philippines,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, says in his message for Easter, but while he admits he is not worried about the government, he confesses he is worried about the […]

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