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First baby girl born with three parents


The use of the controversial procedure continues despite medical risks and ethical concerns. In early January, a mother in Ukraine gave birth to a baby girl with DNA from three parents—two women and one man. She is the second baby …

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Terror group releases video of kidnapped missionary

Beatrice Stockly

Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has released a video confirming a Swiss missionary the group kidnapped a year ago is still alive. The video, which is a little over two minutes long, shows Beatrice Stockly clad …

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Sheikh sent to kill pastor converts to Christianity

Bible translators

AMURIA, Uganda — Islamic extremists ambushed a church leader in eastern Uganda this month after a sheikh sent to assassinate him during worship instead accepted Christ, sources told Morning Star News. Sunni Muslim extremists had sent the sheikh, an Islamic …

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Pastor freed in Sudan, others still charged

Kwa Shamaal

KHARTOUM, Sudan — A court in Khartoum, Sudan, released a pastor from prison Jan. 2 after acquitting him of charges punishable by the death penalty, sources said. Kwa (also spelled Kuwa) Shamaal was acquitted of charges ranging from spying to …

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Kerry slams Israel, Netanyahu condemns ‘biased’ speech

John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the Israeli government over settlement building, warning that the two-state solution is “in jeopardy,” in a lengthy speech Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly called “almost as unbalanced” as the United …

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