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U.S. demands China release jailed Christian activist

By June Cheng
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China | The United States is demanding the release of a Chinese human rights lawyer who represented churches whose crosses the government tore down in a crackdown on…

The homeschool pioneers of China and Taiwan

By June Cheng & Angela Lu
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China | The growing movement faces different challenges on each side of the Taiwan Strait

Dollars and Sense: Is the Wall Street roller coaster over?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility high. Last week was a roller coaster on Wall Street. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of the premium traders are willing to pay for protection…

Midday Roundup: Mormon church will keep ties to Boy Scouts

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Still friends. The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will continue its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voted to allow gay…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Globe Trot: Turkey tries to eradicate growing Kurdish influence

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister has called for snap elections after failing to form a coalition government. The ruling Islamic parties took a hit when…

Off the grid

By June Cheng
Posted

China | The Chinese Christian school movement doesn’t officially exist, and parents make great sacrifices to join it—but it’s growing quickly

Dollars and Sense: Trouble in China drives down U.S. markets, moods

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Chinese currency. The Chinese government devalued its currency, the yuan, twice last week, and that had a major negative impact on U.S. markets. Lots of…

Midday Roundup: ISIS bombs Baghdad market on busy day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Urban warfare. Islamic State (ISIS) militants bombed a crowded Baghdad market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood this morning, killing at least 67 people.

Dollars and Sense: Markets drop on spotty economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets continue downward. The markets dropped all last week. In fact, Friday was the seventh straight day of declines for the Dow, down nearly 1,000 points…

Midday Roundup: Toddler killed in West Bank firebombing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A life too short. A firebomb in a West Bank home overnight killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and severely burned members of his family. Both Palestinians…

Chinese leaders order all crosses demolished

By June Cheng
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Persecution | Christians warn compliance will lead to greater governmental control over church teaching

 
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