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Midday Roundup: Shanghai celebration turns into deadly stampede

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadly celebration. Ringing in the New Year in Shanghai, China, turned deadly last night as 36 people lost their lives in stampede along the city’s popular…

Globe Trot: Russia starts new year with street protests

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny launched street protests in Moscow yesterday after his brother Oleg was sentenced to prison on spurious charges.

Midday Roundup: Search finds no sign of missing AirAsia plane

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Another missing plane. Search crews are once again scouring the seas for signs of a missing Malaysian passenger jet. The AirAsia flight on route from…

Globe Trot: Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan amid U.S. exit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents today declared the "defeat" of the United States and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the American-led coalition…

Christians celebrate in India and Indonesia despite attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians who face persecution around the world will celebrate Christmas knowing they may be targeted for it. In India and Indonesia already this month,

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Southeast Asia fears ISIS recruits will bring Shariah terror home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in…

Heavy metal fan elected to lead world’s most populous Muslim nation

By Ryan Hill
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Indonesia | Bails of razor wire. Street blockades. Thousands of police officers and military troops with weapons at the ready. On Tuesday evening, downtown Jakarta looked…

Globe Trot: Gaza death toll climbs

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL AND GAZA: Health officials in Gaza say the death toll from Israeli airstrikes has reached 100, as Israel pressed its campaign to shut down rocket…

Globe Trot: Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s death

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Authorities shocked Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday when they arrested six Jewish suspects accused of burning to death an Arab teenager who was…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram attacks against Christians on the rise

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Kankia in northern Nigeria is the latest site of extreme violence against Christians, where a 50-year-old pastor was killed and his church set on…

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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