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Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Religious Liberty | Decision caps busy week in Washington for religious freedom

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Benghazi investigator: More hearings to come

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi Attack | Chairman Trey Gowdy says questions remain and the government needs to answer them

Cruel and unusual punishment

By Sophia Lee
Posted

North Korea | Missionary couple laments the reported execution of two young North Korean defectors and the inhumane imprisonment of seven others

Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Yemen | Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie Saturday in Yemen during…

Globe Trot: Kenyan president cleared of crimes against humanity

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | KENYA: The International Criminal Court meeting at The Hague has cleared Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta of crimes against humanity. He was indicted in…

David Cameron gets it on immigration

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Immigration | There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader…

Finnish church embraces gay marriage, loses 12,000 members

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Marriage | Support for same-sex marriage voiced last week by one of Finland’s top religious leaders prompted thousands of Fins to resign their membership in the…

Globe Trot: Israeli PM dissolves government, readies for elections

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISRAEL:Saying he won’t “tolerate opposition from within the government,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two key cabinet ministers, a…

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