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Midday Roundup: Illness ends writing, teaching career of J.I. Packer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | End of an era. Theologian J.I. Packer has had to cancel planned speaking and writing engagements after developing macular degeneration, an age-related…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees suffer harassment in Germany

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | GERMANY: Christian refugees are subject to harassment in refugee camps, said an Orthodox priest and member of Germany’s federal integration committee.

Midday Roundup: World markets panic after Chinese stocks tumble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stock market scare. China halted trading today after less than 30 minutes when its stock market tumbled 7 percent after the opening bell this morning. Stock…

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

By Courtney Crandell
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China | China canceled its proposed ban on surrogate motherhood last month just before its one-child policy officially ended Jan. 1. The two policy shifts represent…

Missing booksellers bad news for freedom in Hong Kong

By June Cheng
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China | Five Hong Kong booksellers connected to a publishing house specializing in sensational books critical of China’s top leaders have gone missing, raising…

Globe Trot: Iraq begins to rebuild Ramadi after retaking it from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces retook Ramadi from ISIS last week and now face the monumental task of rebuilding both the city and its devastated population. Iraq’s…

New Chinese aircraft carrier no match for U.S. ships

By Michael Cochrane
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China | In a move consistent with its expanding territorial influence in the South China Sea, the Chinese government announced last week plans to build a second…

Slowing down

By June Cheng
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China | Asset declines show the weakening of a once-robust Chinese economy

China roughs up supporters, press at free-speech trial

By June Cheng
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China | Outside the Beijing courthouse where one of the biggest free speech cases in years was being argued earlier today, police and plainclothes thugs aggressively…

Why diplomas come before dreams in China

By Angela Lu
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China | How China’s 8,000-character written language shaped an education system that seems draconian to Westerners

Sarah Huang asks Obama for help

By J.C. Derrick
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China | Chinese pro-life activist pleads for U.S. government to denounce China’s family planning policies

Pregnant Chinese pro-life activist safe in U.S.

By June Cheng
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China | Facing pressure to abort her second child, Sarah Huang flees to America to save the baby’s life

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