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Chile relives mine accident drama with movie premiere

By Katlyn Babyak
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Movies | SANTIAGO, Chile—At almost every bus and metro stop in Chile’s capital city, commuters can count on seeing a poster for The 33 . The Hollywood movie premiered…

Globe Trot: New Russian aggression sparks historic fear in Finland

By Mindy Belz
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International | FINLAND: In Finland, the threat from Russia feels very real. MEXICO: A community activist who led the search for missing students in Mexico has been…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

The global shame of sex trafficking

By Bob Jones
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Trafficking | In 2002, WORLD reported on the millions of women and girls sold into sexual slavery worldwide each year and asked why the U.S. State Department wasn’t doing…

Friends and strangers

By Sophia Lee
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Missions | Christians in Southern California who help international refugees rebuild their lives are discovering a new mission field

In the shadow of ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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Hope Award | International Winner: A classical Christian school does its work among the shattered families and displaced children in Iraqi Kurdistan

India’s government blocks access to porn websites

By Anna K. Poole
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India | Over the weekend, millions of India’s online movie-browsers met a mysterious information blockade as laptops glowed with a cryptic message, screen-captured…

Kenyan Catholic Church battles government over polio vaccine

By Moses Wasamu
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Vaccinations | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Catholic Church is once again at odds with the Kenyan government over a vaccine, this time for polio. Church leaders have demanded the…

Central African Republic still rife with conflict a year after ceasefire

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | More than a year after warring factions reached a cease-fire agreement, Central African Republic (CAR) remains divided, unstable, violent, and on the edge of…

Rio’s bacteria-laden water threatens Olympic swimmers, sailors

By Evan Wilt
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Olympics | An investigation into Rio de Janeiro waterways found high levels of viruses and bacteria that could endanger athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic…

Chinese leaders order all crosses demolished

By June Cheng
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Persecution | Christians warn compliance will lead to greater governmental control over church teaching

Midday Roundup: Migrants storm Chunnel in attempt to escape France

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chunnel blockage. Immigrants trying to get from France to England have launched coordinated attacks on the fences surrounding the Eurotunnel entrance for…

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