India

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Want to become a Christian? Give a month’s notice.

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Religious Liberty | The Madhya Pradesh state in India passed legislation earlier this month requiring people to seek governmental permission at least one month before converting…

Midday Roundup: House, White House spar over spy program funding

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No money for you. House lawmakers are expected to vote later today on an amendment to next year’s defense appropriations bill that would cut funding to any…

Midday Roundup: ‘Aiding the enemy’ charge against Manning stands

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Supporting evidence. A U.S. Army judge refused this morning to dismiss the most serious charge against Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence officer…

Globe Trot: Judge questions suspects in Indian gang rape trial

By Mindy Belz
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International | A verdict is expected soon in the cases of four teenagers accused in last December’s gang rape that killed a woman on a bus in Delhi. The four are in court…

Signs and Wonders: Pro-gay group ‘not buying’ Orson Scott Card movie

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Ending Enders? The sci-fi action movie Ender’s Game isn’t due out until Nov. 1, but it’s already the target of an organized boycott. The pro-homosexual…

Globe Trot: Did U.S. farm bill worsen Somali famine?

By Mindy Belz
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International | More on the UN report on Somalia’s famine, which killed more than a quarter-million Somalis in less than two years. We all watched it unfold, made worse by…

Midday Roundup: Miraculous escape from garment factory rubble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Garment factory miracle. Crowds gathered at the site of the collapsed Bangladesh garment factory cheered Friday as rescuers freed a woman trapped in the…

Midday Roundup: Looks like that red line’s been crossed

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | About face. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Israeli claims that Syria used chemical weapons on rebel fighters battling to overthrow…

Knuckling down on sex trafficking

By Whitney Williams
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India | R.A. Dickey came face to face with the hell-on-earth ugliness of Mumbai’s red-light district last week, and he said nothing could have prepared him for it.

Globe Trot: Egypt anniversary, Vietnam house churches, Mumbai plotter sentenced, Israeli politics

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today marks the second anniversary of the start of the Egyptian uprising that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Then, as today, protesters took to the…

Globe Trot 11.14

By Mindy Belz
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International | The Family Research Council with The Voice of the Martyrs today sponsored a webcast highlighting “The Threat to Religious Liberty Around the…

Spicy democracy

Spicy democracy

By Mindy Belz
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India | In India as elsewhere, government of and by the people can be pungent, messy, and slow

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