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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
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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

Dollars and Sense: Stock drop in China ripples around the world

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Selling off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is in negative territory for the year after last week’s sell-off, which is continuing today. We’re in the…

China tightens grip on religious minorities ahead of Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit

By J.C. Derrick
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China | 
WASHINGTON—Human rights and religious practice are increasingly eroding in China, according to several witnesses who testified Thursday before the…

China detains 50 human rights lawyers

By June Cheng
Posted

China | The Chinese government summoned or detained about 50 human rights lawyers across the country Friday and Saturday, the largest of crackdown of its kind in the…

 
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