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Cross Wires: Tuesday latest news

Susan Boyle named Scot of the Year; Islamic rebels thought to be behind Moscow airport bombing; Urgent action required to avert global hunger...

Catholic singer Susan Boyle  is named Scot of the Year. (Seen above performing at Bellahuston Park in the day of the Papal visit last year. Pic: Paul McSherry)


Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russia’s biggest airport. Islamist rebels have vowed to take their bombing campaign from the North Caucasus to the Russian heartland in the year before presidential elections.


UK Report: Urgent action needed to avert global hunger.


Pope Benedict XVI offers condolences over death of Tullia Zevi: partner in Catholic-Jewish relations.


Spirits high, crowds huge in Washington DC, US, for 38th March for Life.


Bishops in India welcome court decision not to execute killer of missionary


Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia, 86, champion of indigenous, dies in Mexico.


Catholic yoga in the US.


And finally, did a Canadian opera singer a British rock star perform a secret gig at the Vatican? You decide.

Video link: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/01/24/canadian-opera-singer-british-rock-star-hook-up-at-the-vatican/#ixzz1C2WWAyF3

—Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper’s blog

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