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Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

By Rob Holmes
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Nigeria | Kellou Abakar’s contractions began Jan. 3—the same day Boko Haram attacked her hometown in Nigeria. With labor coming on, the 30-year-old took her two…

Silent suffering

By Samen Feumba
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Lifestyle | Uncovering abuse at Muslim schools in Senegal

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
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Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

Globe Trot: Leaders of India, Pakistan bond over cricket

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDIA:Frosty relations between India and Pakistan apparently thawed this morning over cricket. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned Pakistani leader…

What’s behind delayed Nigerian elections?

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Military says it can’t guarantee voters’ security amid Boko Haram attacks, but skeptics blame politics for the postponement

Boko Haram ramps up attacks ahead of Nigerian elections

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram intensified attacks in northern Nigeria and in towns on the border with Chad in recent weeks, threatening to derail the…

Christians in Niger return home after violent Muslim rampage

By Mary Reichard
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Persecution | Christians in Niger are beginning to return to their homes after a violent rampage by Islamic extremists. Attackers killed at least 10 people and burned 70…

Number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria doubles

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | The number of foreigners flocking to the cause of militant Islam in Iraq and Syria is the largest such influx since 1945, according to a new estimate. More…

Living out the Good Samaritan in Liberia

By Russ Pulliam
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Ebola Virus | He could be farming comfortably in Clinton County. She could still be a top agricultural official in Indiana state government. Instead Travis and Gina Sheets…

New Christian radio drama trains caregivers to help abused children

By Harvest Prude
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Child Sexual Abuse | “You can’t stay here … he’ll be back any minute.” “He’ll kill you, he’ll kill us both!” “I’m not going to let this keep…

Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
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Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

 
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