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Christians massacred in Central African Republic

Rebels in northern Central African Republic

NAIROBI, Kenya — Muslim militants slaughtered 26 civilians in a predominantly Christian village in the Central African Republic, the worst violence in the embattled country in months, sources said. Rebels from the former Seleka group attacked the village of Ndomete, …

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Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium

Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium — A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to die of euthanasia in Belgium, the French news agency AFP reported Sunday (Sept. 18). Belgium lifted age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014, becoming the first country in …

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Number of refugees fleeing South Sudan tops one million

South Sudan refugees

LONDON — The number of South Sudanese who have fled their conflict-ridden homeland for a neighbouring country passed one million this week following renewed violence, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. Most refugees are women and children, UNHCR …

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Radical Islam looming across African Sahel

African Sahel

SAHEL, Africa — The poverty- and drought-stricken Sahel region spanning northern Africa is becoming a breeding ground for radical Islamic groups intent on persecuting Christians, according to a study conducted by World Watch Research. The Sahel, a horizontal swath spanning …

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Attacks in India against Christians rising in 2016

India

NEW DELHI — The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission has tallied 134 attacks on Christians or their churches in the first half of 2016 — nearly as many as the annual totals for both 2014 and 2015. The …

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Russian anti-evangelism law ends a ministry

Donald and Ruth Ossewaarde

ORYOL, Russia — Missionaries Donald and Ruth Ossewaarde always suspected their Gospel ministry in Oryol, Russia, wouldn’t last when they began in 2002, he said by telephone from his home in the central Russian town of 320,000. But he had …

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ISIS sends child slaves on suicide missions

child suicide bombers

Though Turkish officials are still investigating who is responsible for a recent suicide attack that killed 54 people at a Kurdish wedding, they initially thought the bomber was a child between the ages of 12 and 14, likely linked to …

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