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Mother fears her 10-year-old fighting in Marawi 
ILIGAN (UCAN): A mother whose three year-old child was abducted in 2010 from their home in Manila begged military officials on August 27 to rescue children from fighting for the Maute Group in Mindanao.
 

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Peace keepers with blind eyes
BANGUI (SE): The leading Muslim cleric in the Central African Republic has backed up a  charge by Bishop Juan-José Aguirre Muñoz that United Nations (UN) peacekeeping troops turned a blind eye to the massacre of civilians by Islamist Séléka militants.
 
The bishop claims that Séléka forces massacred 50 civilians in the village of Gambo on August 4 and 5, because UN troops chose not to disarm them.
 

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Prosecuted for saving lives
ROME (SE): Father Mussie Zerai, from Eritrea, has been charged in Italy with promoting illegal immigration. He denies the charge.
 

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Priest stabbed on altar now brain dead
MEXICO CITY (SE): Father José Miguel Machorro, who was stabbed at the end of Mass in Mexico City cathedral on May 15, is now considered to be brain dead.
 

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Get political
DHAKA (UCAN): “Now, the signs of the times demand that Christians need active political engagement to serve the community and the nation better,” Patrick Cardinal D’Rozario, the archbishop of Dhaka, said on July 17.
 

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The bottom 100 richest
VATICAN (SE): Fund for Peace has taken a cue from Forbes Magazine, but instead of listing the top 100 richest people in the world, it chose to list the bottom 100.
 
The Australian non-government organisation has named 13-year-old Mary Myaluak Gai, from South Sudan, as Bill Gates’ absolute alter ego.

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The devil may care
ROME (SE): The devil may care, but is a symbolic figure invented by Christians to explain the existence of evil in the world, Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Jesuit superior general told the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, on June 1.
 

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