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First baby girl born with three parents

embryo

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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Sea of Galilee draws faithful despite receding waters

SEA OF GALILEE, Israel — On the shimmering Sea of Galilee, where the Christian gospels say Jesus walked on water, 150 Nigerian pilgrims aboard a river boat sing and dance to an African beat. Their pastor, Reverend Samuel Tunde Ogunmodede, said …

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Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing

Cairo's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

EGYPT — As government investigators sifted through the scene of what has been called Egypt’s worst bombing attack against Christians in the nation’s history, Monday (Dec. 12) the families of those who were slain mourned and buried their dead. On …

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