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China Continues Crackdown on Christianity

In April and May this year, several Christian accounts were removed from WeChat, while Christian search terms such as “Christ”, “Bible” and “Gospel” also were blocked.

China Continues Crackdown on Christianity

In April and May this year, several Christian accounts were removed from WeChat, while Christian search terms such as “Christ”, “Bible” and “Gospel” also were blocked.

Aussie Traveller Brings COVID to New Zealand

Local transmission is yet to be identified: any new cases would snap NZ’s streak of more than 100 days without community transmission.

Sun Yang Banned From Tokyo 2020

Sun was the first Chinese swimmer to win Olympic gold and has long been a polarising figure in the pool – having previously been suspended for doping in 2014.

China Continues Crackdown on Christianity

In April and May this year, several Christian accounts were removed from WeChat, while Christian search terms such as “Christ”, “Bible” and “Gospel” also were blocked.

National

Health Advice Updated for AstraZeneca Vaccine

It follows an increase in blood clots in people aged in their 50s which have been linked to the vaccine.

Storm Relief Payments Approved For Victorians

A Prolonged Power Outage Payment of up to $1680 per week will be created for all eligible households without power

The Queens Birthday Honours List

Archbishop Aspinall is one of five people announced as recipients of the highest honour.

Continuing the Fight Against Covid 19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia will continue to pursue its aggressive COVID-19 suppression strategy.

Flooding in Victoria Claims Another Life

Authorities are pleading with locals not to drive through floodwaters.

International

Aussie Traveller Brings COVID to New Zealand

Local transmission is yet to be identified: any new cases would snap NZ’s streak of more than 100 days without community transmission.

Conflict Intensifies in Israel and Gaza

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has the right to defend itself.

Virus Spreading in India is a Threat to the World

India’s highly infectious COVID-19 variant B.1.617 has already spread to other countries.

The Duke of Edinburgh Has Died at the Age of 99

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away just over three weeks since he was discharged from hospital.

Joe Biden Aims to Curb Gun Violence With Executive Orders

The US President has labelled gun violence “an international embarrassment”.

Faith

China Continues Crackdown on Christianity

In April and May this year, several Christian accounts were removed from WeChat, while Christian search terms such as “Christ”, “Bible” and “Gospel” also were blocked.

Nationals Looking To Change Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Emboldened after the return of Barnaby Joyce as deputy prime minister, the Nationals will move amendments to a government bill in the Senate.

East African Food Crisis Worsening

World Vision says thousands of children could face death or long-term health consequences if the international community does not respond quickly

Arab Council Calling For Armenian Genocide Recognition

Chief Executive Randa Kattan has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, saying the act of recognition will grant dignity to the victims.

Russian And Ukrainians Uniting To Spread Gospel

Mission Network News reports Christians from both countries are working together on how to promote the Gospel.

Sport

Sun Yang Banned From Tokyo 2020

Sun was the first Chinese swimmer to win Olympic gold and has long been a polarising figure in the pool – having previously been suspended for doping in 2014.

Nadal and Osaka Withdraw from Wimbledon

Nadal says by taking the time off he’ll be able to keep fighting for his professional and personal goals.

History at the French Open

Novak Djokovic will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

AFL Clubs Make Mass Melbourne Exodus

The hasty departures come as health authorities order thousands of fans who attended last Sunday’s fixture between Collingwood and Port Adelaide to get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they return a negative result.

Saints President Pleads For Patience

Andrew Bassat has pleaded for supporters to remain loyal with the Saints, who languish in 14th spot with the second-lowest percentage in the league.

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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