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Yoga Day 2015 in Kolkata, India

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Yoga Day 2015 in Kolkata, India

The Girls of the Philanthropic Society of the Orthodox Church in Kolkata, India participate in the celebration of the International Yoga Day 2015.

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Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope

Filed in Overseas News by on 19/03/2013 0 Comments • views: 622
Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has greeted crowds in Rome’s St Peter’s Square after his election as the Catholic Church’s new Pope. Appearing on a balcony over the square, he asked the faithful to pray for him. Cheers erupted as he gave a blessing. The first Latin American and the first Jesuit to be pontiff, […]

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2012 was in top 10 warmest on record

Filed in Overseas News by on 02/02/2013 0 Comments • views: 1339
2012 was in top 10 warmest on record

US scientists say that 2012 was among the 10 warmest years the world has experienced since 1880. Nasa researchers said it was the ninth warmest year while experts from another American agency said it was the tenth. Both teams said that temperatures would have been higher if it hadn’t been for the La Nina weather […]

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British Airways Check-In Clerk finally wins her court battle over right to wear a cross

Filed in Overseas News by on 02/02/2013 0 Comments • views: 721
British Airways Check-In Clerk finally wins her court battle over right to wear a cross

Daily Mail, January 16 by Stephen Doughty and Davis Wilkes British Airways check-in clerk Nadia Eweida triumphed over the airline yesterday after a six-year battle to wear her cross at work. Her right to profess her religious belief should have trumped the airline’s powers to mould its image by imposing petty uniform rules on its […]

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Picture power: Collapsed bridge

Filed in Overseas News by on 02/02/2013 0 Comments • views: 676
Picture power: Collapsed bridge

This dramatic photograph shows students hanging on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross the Ciberang River to get to school in the Indonesian village of Sanghiang Tanjung. Flooding had caused a pillar supporting the suspension bridge to break and the alternative route would take the children an extra 30 […]

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Evidence Suggests Noah’s Ark Flood Existed, Says Robert Ballard, Archaeologist Who Found Titanic

Filed in Overseas News by on 09/01/2013 0 Comments • views: 822
Evidence Suggests Noah’s Ark Flood Existed, Says Robert Ballard, Archaeologist Who Found Titanic

Robert Ballard, one of the world’s most famous underwater explorers, has set his sights on proving the existence of one of the Bible’s most well known stories. In an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour the archaeologist who discovered the Titanic discussed his findings from his search in Turkey for evidence of a civilization swept away […]

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Dozens missing following wildfire in Australia’s Tasman Peninsula

Filed in Overseas News by on 07/01/2013 0 Comments • views: 637
Dozens missing following wildfire in Australia’s Tasman Peninsula

Australian authorities were searching Sunday for a number of people reported missing in wildfires that destroyed more than 100 homes in southeast Tasmania, officials said. Police and rescue workers were going door to door in the southern Tasmanian towns of Dunalley and Boomer Bay to try to account for dozens missing after the fires hit […]

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Curators discover first recordings of Christmas Day

Filed in Overseas News by on 26/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 612
Curators discover first recordings of Christmas Day

Curators at the National Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas. They were made 110 years ago by the Wall family who lived in New Southgate in North London. There are 24 clear recordings on wax cylinders which were made using a phonograph machine […]

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Mayan prophecies: Life after the (non) end of the world

Filed in Overseas News by on 26/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 634
Mayan prophecies: Life after the (non) end of the world

Despite all the predictions of Mayan apocalypse, the world will probably not end by Saturday morning. How will the believers cope when life carries on? The clock strikes midnight, the hallowed date arrives and, once again, the apocalypse fails to turn up on schedule. For such a cataclysmic event, the projected end of the world […]

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Welcome to the most Christmassy places on the planet

Filed in Overseas News by on 15/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 664
Welcome to the most Christmassy places on the planet

If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway. To help you along, we offer our top picks for the most Christmassy places around the world. Lapland, Finland While […]

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Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch passes away

Filed in Overseas News, Videos by on 10/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 659
Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch passes away

Memory Eternal!!! His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, fell asleep in the Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, after having suffered a stroke earlier this week.      Biography His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch and All the East was born in 1920 […]

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Orthodox Priest Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Filed in Overseas News by on 29/11/2012 0 Comments • views: 839
Orthodox Priest Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, among great personalities from around the world, is an Orthodox priest known as the “saint” of prisoners. Father Gervasios from Thessaloniki has dedicated his life to offer assistance to needy prisoners. The last 35 years he has contributed to the release of 15,200 needy prisoners, who come from 90 […]

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