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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…

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…

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