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Baby born with DNA from three people in revolutionary advance

The Australian Newspaper – Wednesday 28th September A baby has been born for the first time from a new technique that combines DNA from three people. The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother. The birth, of a boy, is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. ... Read More »

President Obama compares Syrian refugee crisis to Jews fleeing the holocaust – but fails to even mention Christians and Yazidis facing genocide

Barnabas Fund – 23/09/2016 President Obama used his final visit to the UN to hold a special world leaders’ summit on refugees in which he declared the world refugee crisis to be “a test of our common humanity”. However, although he singled out the Syrian refugee crisis, his speech failed to even mention the plight of Christians and Yazidis despite the ... Read More »

Muslim people-smuggler on trial for murder of six Christians during sea crossing

Barnabas Fund – 23/09/2016 The Muslim captain of a migrant smuggling boat has gone on trial in Spain for the religiously motivated murder of six Christians. At least 50 migrants were crammed into a ten-metre-long inflatable, which left the Moroccan coast for Spain in December 2014. When the craft encountered rough seas, witnesses said that the captain accused a Nigerian church ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: THE PRICE OF A HOSPITAL BLANKET

There is this place that attracts hundreds of pigeons that feast during the day and drop their muck covering windowsills and dead birds left to rot and prone to spread diseases – yet, nobody cares! It’s about a place that darkness of the night welcomes an army of cockroaches and mosquitoes on a rampage in search for food – nobody ... Read More »

Free speech inimical to Left’s stifling orthodoxies

The Australian – Wednesday 21 September 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Perhaps it was the delirium of pneumonia that allowed Hillary Clinton to speak so freely, putting half of Donald Trump’s supporters in what she called the “basket of deplorables”. Like the in vino veritas that sets in after a few drinks, Clinton’s honesty was refreshing. They are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ... Read More »

Push to block ethnic Chinese Christian from running Jakarta

Wednesday 21 September 2016 – The Australian Newspaper Amanda Hodge – South East Asian Corespondent In the race to govern Jakarta a new imperative has emerged for the Indonesian capital’s vast ­Islamic constituency — Muslims must not vote for non-Muslims. The decree came on Sunday during a meeting of senior politicians and conservative Islamic groups at the Istiqlal Mosque, amid ... Read More »

Regressive Left puts bigotry and militant Islam on a pedestal

The Australian – September 17, 2016 Peter Baldwin What does it mean, these days, when someone says their politics are “left-wing” or “progressive”? This has always been debatable, but in recent times these terms have taken on meanings that earlier generations of leftists would scarcely recognise. Ideas that used to be thought cons­titutive of left-wing thinking have been turned on ... Read More »

New age nonsense seeks to censor writers’ imagination

The Australian – 17 September 2016 Caroline Overington, Associate Editor Ridiculous. It’s the only word for the situation in which we find ourselves following the provocative speech by Lionel Shriver at the Brisbane Writers Festival. How ridiculous that we are debating in an even remotely serious way whether white writers can include black characters in their books. That sensible people ... Read More »

Swedish church leaders oppose support for persecuted Christians

Barnabas Fund – 15/09/2016 Liberal Church leaders in Sweden have opposed an initiative aimed at showing support for persecuted Christians. After the murder of French priest Father Jacques Hamel by jihadists in July three Swedish priests started an initiative called Mitt kors (“My cross”) in which Swedish Christians took “selfies” with a cross to show solidarity with persecuted Christians. However, the ... Read More »

REVOLUTION OF THE MIND: GOLD MINE – THE RAPE of AKAMAS

Article Three (of III) Andreas C Chrysafis A civilized country can be measured by the way it respects its citizens, its ecosystem but also the way people treat their own environment! The 230 square km Akamas Peninsula is one of those rare regions that cry out for help to be saved from the enemy within. Can it be saved? That ... Read More »