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Pakistan court orders blasphemy law reforms

Asia Bibi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The effectiveness of a Supreme Court of Pakistan ruling that blasphemy laws be reformed to discourage false allegations hinges on the government’s response to the order, according to a leader of the International Christian Concern watchdog group. …

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China ends one-child policy

China one-child policy

After decades, the Communist Party’s central committee relaxes rule, allowing two children per family After 35 years and untold millions of babies aborted, China has agreed to end its one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children in …

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Boko Haram suicide bombings widespread in Nigeria

Boko Haram

NIGERIA — Weather and logistics have slowed military progress against Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries. And suicide bombings that are increasingly commonplace may well continue regardless of military progress, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told Al Jazeera English news. …

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Christianity disappearing in Middle East, Africa


Christianity is fast disappearing from entire regions, most notably a huge chunk of the Middle East, and could vanish from Iraq within 5 years, according to a new report by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Released in …

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Evangelist in Uganda killed after debate


NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a longtime evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his home …

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More Canaanite evidence found by dig team


KARMEI YOSEF, Israel — Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by an archaeology …

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