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82 Chibok girls released; 113 still missing

Chibok schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria —A group of 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed after more than three years of Boko Haram captivity met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari May 7 in Abuja, a day after their release in a prisoner swap. Nigeria released five …

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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China

Persecuted church

President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on Christians continues under guise of protecting national security. Amid increasing attempts to suppress religious activities, Chinese authorities have detained, fined, and imprisoned Christians for public worship, buying and selling devotionals, and group Bible study. In …

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British teachers’ union pushes LGBT education for toddlers


Britain’s largest teachers’ union thinks toddlers should be included in expanded compulsory LGBT education programs. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) passed a motion Monday calling on British lawmakers to campaign for compulsory sex education classes and the “promotion of …

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Imprisoned Iranian convert in ‘urgent’ health crisis

Nasim Naghash Zargaran

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an imprisoned Iranian convert to Christianity, is in “urgent need of special care.” An Iranian Christian media outlet, Mohabat News, reported March 24 that Zargaran’s health condition “deteriorated last week,” citing sources close to her family. Zargaran …

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