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Kenya moves forward with strict new church regulations

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government is cracking down on churches in the country, using two high-profile incidents of misconduct to help justify the new…

ISIS militants behead Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

By Daniel James Devine
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ISIS | Islamic State militants killed a leading Syrian antiquities scholar on Tuesday, beheading him in front of dozens of onlookers and hanging his body from a pole…

Thai police issue arrest warrant for suspect in Bangkok bombing

By Anna K. Poole
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Terrorism | Thai officials issued an arrest warrant today for the still unnamed suspect in Monday’s bombing in Bangkok. Authorities offered a $28,000 reward for help…

U.K. gives aid to countries that persecute Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | British taxpayers are helping fund persecution of Christians overseas, according to a recent investigation into the country’s foreign aid…

Dirty water may force Rio to move 2016 Olympic aquatic events

By Rob Holmes
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Olympics | Sewage contamination in Rio de Janeiro’s bay and urban waters may force the Brazilian city to give up hosting 2016 Olympic events planned at iconic beach…

Kayla Mueller’s family told of repeated rapes

By Mickey McLean
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ISIS | U.S. intelligence officials told the family of American hostage Kayla Mueller that she was repeatedly forced to have sex with Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu…

Migrants die crossing the Mediterranean

By Mickey McLean
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Europe | At least 40 migrants died Saturday aboard a smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, while the Italian navy rescued 320 others. Tens of…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Ebola survivors still struggling to live

By Julie Borg
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Ebola Virus | The West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 has afflicted about 27,000 people so far and has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 of its victims. The…

Globe Trot: ISIS scrambles ahead of Iran nuclear deal

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Qaryatain is midway between Palmyra and Damascus, a strategic town where about 230 persons were abducted by ISIS last week. They remain in captivity…

Damage multiplies in monsoon-soaked, cyclone-smashed Myanmar

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Monsoon floods are surging through Myanmar, also known as Burma, triggering some of the worst flash floods and landslides in the nation’s recent history.

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…

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