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Five years after Katrina, US mourns dead, survivors remember

FAITH GROUPS are joining survivors in marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, considered the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States. The hurricane, which struck the U.S. coast on 29 August 2005, caused US$81 million damage and killed 1836 persons. It destroyed large sections of the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region of several ...

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Closer work with UN on global financial reform seen by churches

A global Christian body representing 80 million Protestants is seeking to step up cooperation with the United Nations to develop a new international financial and economic order. "The need for democratic, accountable and just global financial and economic structures and institutions remains pressing in the face of spiralling world poverty," said a report presented to the 18-28 June founding meeting ...

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