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Midday Roundup: Assad, rebels agree to try to end fighting in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s hoping. The Syrian government and opposition groups reached a peace agreement last night that will allow desperately needed aid to flow into…

Globe Trot: One year since ISIS killed 21 Christians on Libyan beach

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: Monday will mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians executed a year ago in Libya. The Greek Orthodox chancellor of Chicago is…

Secular groups help lead Chile’s pro-life fight

By Katlyn Babyak
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Abortion | Unlike in the U.S., where Christian groups dominate the pro-life movement, Chilean secularists play a big role in advocating for unborn babies

Boko Haram kills dozens in attack on refugee camp in northeastern Nigeria

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Two female suicides bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp in Dikwa, Nigeria, on Tuesday, killing at least 56 people. The camp is northeast of…

Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Reports surfaced this week of Iranian-backed militias in Baghdad—not ISIS affiliates but those supporting the Iraqi government—seizing Christian…

Midday Roundup: Nine dead after commuter trains collide in Germany

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Travel tragedy. Two commuter trains collided in Germany this morning, killing nine people and seriously injuring 50 others. Two passengers remain…

Somali authorities confirm suicide bomber blew hole in plane

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A suicide bomber set off the explosion that tore a hole in an airliner flying out of Somalia last week, according to local authorities investigating the case.

Globe Trot: Thousands gather throughout Europe to protest migration

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: Thousands took to the streets across Europe over the weekend to protest the influx of Middle East migrants. Here’s what I don’t understand: About…

Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

Weekend Reads: Elevating equality to a moral absolute

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World  (HarperCollins, 2015) embodies a very…

Aid groups warn new bill will hamper assistance in South Sudan

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Lawmakers in South Sudan have passed a new bill that could limit the efforts of aid workers in the war-torn country. The country’s Parliament passed a…

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
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International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Irish bakers’ bias case delayed after attorney general steps in

By Samantha Gobba
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Religious Liberty | The Christian bakers in Northern Ireland waiting to hear a verdict in their sexual orientation discrimination case will have to wait a little longer. Daniel…

 
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