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13 Nov
After a scathing report that revealed the abuse of over 330,000 children over 70 years, the church said it will sell its real estate assets or take loans to compensate the victims.
7 Nov
Austrian leaders have taken part in a memorial service to remember the people killed during a shooting spree in central Vienna in 2020. Criticism remains over the government's actions in the run-up to the violence.
1 Oct
This week on The Observers, we start with the story of Ethiopian migrants who have been kept in Saudi Arabian prisons for months in poor conditions, with dirty surroundings and little to eat or drink. We spoke to Arafat Jibril Bakrii, a human rights activist who has been helping migrants to share photos and videos of their living conditions.
25 Sep
Shocked and grieving Russians gather outside a university in the city of Perm after a student went on a campus shooting spree, killing six people and wounding dozens more. With a heavy police presence around Perm State University a day after the killings, they lay red carnations and light candles at makeshift memorials.
22 Sep
Relatives of the Afghan family killed after their father was falsely identified by the US military as a terrorist say they want a face-to-face apology and reparations.
12 Sep
The relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks read out a list of names during a ceremony at ground zero in New York, 20 years after the terror attacks took place.
11 Sep
France is beginning to relive the atrocity that changed French life forever. The trial of 20 men over the terror atrocities of November 13, 2015 has begun in Paris. One of the accused was actively part of the attacks that night. Salah Abdeslam spoke in court to say he was a fighter of the Islamic State group. It is the most he has said since his 2016 arrest in Brussels.
7 Sep
A trial on the 2015 Paris terror attacks is getting underway. Although it is likely to run over many years and most of the defendants won't be there, it may help survivors to better live with the trauma.
16 Aug
Funerals were held for victims of an attack on a Muslim convoy on the outskirts of Nigeria's Jos state, which left at least 22 people dead.
16 Aug
Plymouth residents stage a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of Britain's first mass shooting in 11 years, after a 22-year-old gunman described as a 'troubled loner' shot dead five people including his mother and a three-year-old girl before taking his own life.
1 Aug
Activists are pushing for new urgent measures after devastating floods in western Germany. They heavily criticized politicians, saying they were indifferent to climate changed-induced consequences.
25 Jul
The remains of Filipinos killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war are starting to be exhumed as the leases on their graves expire and poor families struggle to renew the contracts.

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Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown. Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the 33-year-old would be conferred with the honor of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was called up before the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.
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After 11 months it was closed to traffic, the Toyota-Murtala Mohammed Airport Road link bridge has opened to traffic. Repair works commenced on the damaged bridge after six months of closure and it was meant to open to traffic by the end of September but the government further delayed reopening to carry out additional work.
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Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
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In a big day for LGBT residents of Botswana, an attempt to overturn the decriminalisation of homosexuality has failed in court. Also, South Africa's government says it is being punished as it tries to get countries to walk back some of their Covid-19 travel restrictions. And the China-Africa summit kicks off in Dakar, where participants are discussing trade, conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.