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Boko Haram resumes village raids, destruction

Boko Haram

NORTHEAST NIGERIA — Boko Haram has revived its once trademark hit-and-run raids on villages, killing at least eight people, kidnapping and displacing others, and burning homes in northeastern Nigeria and southeastern Niger villages Nov. 28-29, according to news reports. The …

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Bringing hope to Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees

MIDDLE EAST — Christian missions workers like Peter Matheson are working to bring hope to refugees. But the ongoing crisis has taken a toll on the many he serves — and on him personally — as he ministers in the …

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Syrian refugees are one part of a complex picture

refugees

As the debate intensifies over the refugee crisis, Americans are contemplating if compassion and security are mutually exclusive. In the wake of the gruesome terror attacks that killed 129 people last week in Paris, more than half of U.S. governors …

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Swedish court rules midwives must perform abortions

Ellinor Grimmark

A district court in Sweden recently ruled against midwife Ellinor Grimmark, who was denied employment at four hospitals because she refuses to participate in abortions. In November 2013, Höglandssjukhuset Women’s Clinic in Jönköping County rescinded its job offer to Grimmark …

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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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