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Rescuers scramble to save dozens trapped in collapsed Nairobi building

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | A six-story residential building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, late Friday left 20 people dead and as many as 73 people trapped in the debris. The…

Globe Trot: Five years after Bin Laden’s death, U.S. has much to learn

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Today is the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and the CIA has been criticized—to the tune of thousands of comments…

U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama’s visit

By Julia A. Seymour
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Human Rights | The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit. “The promotion of…

South Sudan’s transitional government finally takes office

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan installed its long-delayed transitional government on Thursday after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital, Juba, and resumed his role…

Globe Trot: Rome honors Christian martyrs with blood-red fountain

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Tonight in Rome the waters of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest, will turn red to honor Christian martyrs. Organized by Aid to the Church in…

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

Marking Chernobyl

Marking Chernobyl

By The Editors
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News | People lay flowers at a memorial to Chernobyl workers and firefighters during a ceremony in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine, on April 26. The event…

Cape Verde soldier arrested for killing 11

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Authorities in Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of West Africa, arrested a soldier today on suspicion of killing eight fellow soldiers and three…

Globe Trot: Christian districts in Aleppo bear brunt of latest shelling

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Barnabas Fund, with contacts among churches in Syria, particularly Aleppo, reports Christian districts in the city bearing the brunt of a week’s…

Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah…

Austrian election highlights Europe’s growing divide

By Onize Ohikere
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Europe | Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party candidate emerged as the lead in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday. The win marks the first time in 71…

Saudi curbs on religious police aren’t a precursor for broader reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Saudi Arabia | Shortly before President Barack Obama’s tense visit to Saudi Arabia last week, the Sunni Islamic monarchy announced new regulations to curb the powers of…

 
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