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Cyclone Niran Tracking Towards Cairns

A gale warning has been issued for coastal and island communities between Cape Flattery and Innisfail

Iranian Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike After Charges Dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi, who has spent more than six years in prison because of his faith, stopped eating on February 13 after alleged harrassment from prison authorities.

Cyclone Niran Tracking Towards Cairns

A gale warning has been issued for coastal and island communities between Cape Flattery and Innisfail

Victorian Mental Health System to Be Rebuilt

The Royal Commission report has tabled 65 final recommendations.

Iranian Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike After Charges Dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi, who has spent more than six years in prison because of his faith, stopped eating on February 13 after alleged harrassment from prison authorities.

National

Victorian Mental Health System to Be Rebuilt

The Royal Commission report has tabled 65 final recommendations.

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge Underway

Students from Kindergarten to Year 9 are encouraged to read between 20 and 30 books during the month of March.

People Urged Not to Delay Cancer Screenings

New figures show more than 2,500 cancer cases were delayed or missed during lockdowns.

Aged Care Final Report Handed To Government

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government will review the report over the weekend and provide an interim response by the middle of next week.

Victoria Further Eases Restrictions Despite New Cases

The settings largely reflect those that were in place across the state at Christmas.

International

PNG’s “Father Of The Nation” Passes Away

Former Papua New Guinea prime minister Michael Somare has died in Port Moresby aged 84.

The UK Announces Plan to Exit Lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the plan aims to be cautious but irreversible.

Impeachment Trial Drawing Near

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will begin in 9 days.

WHO Investigative Team Released from Quarantine in China

The team is expected to visit the hospitals which treated patients at the onset of the pandemic.

UK Passes A Sombre Coronavirus Milestone

The UK becomes the first European nation to record more than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Faith

Iranian Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike After Charges Dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi, who has spent more than six years in prison because of his faith, stopped eating on February 13 after alleged harrassment from prison authorities.

Esther Scroll Donated To Israeli Library

Scholars say the new Esther scroll received by the National Library of Israel dates back to the Iberian Peninsula around the year 1465

Immigrant Sheltering In Church Finally Goes Home

A Honduran immigrant who has spent three and a half years living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation has finally stepped outside.

Converts Attacked And Banished For Following Christ

The family was called to a village meeting, and told to deny Jesus and return to Hinduism.

Thousands of Sudanese Come to Know Christ

After a recent workshop in South Sudan, Christians started sharing the Good News of Jesus in villages around Juba.

Sport

Alexei Popyrin Wins His Maiden ATP Title

Popyrin says winning the Singapore Open is a career milestone.

Poor Start to Aussies’ T20 Series in NZ

Australia has fallen 53 runs short in game one of the five-match series.

Serena Bows Out Of Aussie Open For (Perhaps) The Last Time

Williams’s latest quest to match Margaret Court’s all- time record of 24 grand slam singles crowns ended in a shattering 6-3 6-4 loss

Serena Williams Through to the AO Semis

Serena dazzled in the quarter-finals to overcome Simona Halep in straight sets.

Barty Reaches Another Australian Open Quarter Final

Ash Barty is through to the Australian Open quarter finals for a third consecutive year.

20Twenty

Are Christians in Danger after Asia Bibi’s Acquittal?

With the Supreme Court upholding Asia Bibi’s acquittal, are the lives of persecuted Christians living in Pakistan now in danger? And what will happen to Asia and her family now that she has been freed?

Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death in Australia

Every year in Australia more than 70,000 unborn infants are aborted from their mother’s wombs. That number grows to 56 million when you look at abortions worldwide.

DC Comics’ New Series Depicts Jesus as a Failure

DC Comics is causing controversy with their upcoming comic book series ‘Second Coming’ featuring a very unbiblical version of Jesus Christ.

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