China

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Kidnapped children leave Chinese parents with 'dead hearts'

By Angela Lu
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China | One day in 2011, 12-year-old Lei Xiaoxia left home to bike to school in Datong, Shanxi province. That was the last day anyone saw her. Her parents contacted…

Miraculous ways

By Jamie Dean
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Obituary | Chinese church leader Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

Chinese pastor known for proclaiming the benefits of persecution dies

By Angela Lu
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Obituary | Well-known Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb died Saturday at the age of 88. Lamb, who is known for saying “more persecution, more growth,” spent…

Globe Trot: Skewed views of Egyptian turmoil

By Mindy Belz
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International | The media are giving you a skewed perspective of what’s happening in Egypt, according to Ramez Atallah, director of the Egyptian Bible Society: Most…

Midday Roundup: Castro victim celebrates justice after ‘11 years in hell’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The certainty of escape. Michelle Knight, one of the three women kidnapped in Cleveland by Ariel Castro and held for more than a decade, told her former…

Double jeopardy

By Jamie Dean
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China | Arrested, tortured, and imprisoned in China, activist attorney Chen Guangcheng discovers escape to America can lead to more threats and intimidation

One-child policy triggers Chinese man’s machete attack

By Samantha Gilman
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China | A Chinese man angry over his country’s one-child policy attacked a family planning office in the southern Guangxi region with a machete, stabbing two…

Chinese schools want only ‘handsome and healthy’ students

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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International | More than a quarter of Chinese children with disabilities don’t get to go to school, while many of those who do are blocked from mainstream institutions or…

California school holds memorial for airline crash victims

By Angela Lu
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Religion | SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif.—Nearly 300 people packed the sanctuary of West Valley Christian Church and School last night to honor two girls no one in the…

Midday Roundup: Deadly fire kills 19 in Arizona

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fanning the flames. The lightning-sparked fire that killed 19 near Yarnell, Ariz., Sunday has exploded into a 13-square-mile monster today. The blaze consumed…

Imagination or know-how in college

By Elise Grafe
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Education | Both the United States and China are rethinking higher education, and looking to the other for ideas. American universities admire China’s technical…

Globe Trot: Taliban talks move forward

By Mindy Belz
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International | The White House has announced it will hold talks with the Afghan Taliban starting Thursday. This, though a Taliban spokesman acknowledges, “There is no…

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