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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…

Globe Trot: Nepal’s earthquake victims still suffer, one year later

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: On the one-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake, Nepal is facing a record season of wildfires. The Himalayan country’s record-setting number…

Costa Rica’s silver anniversary not silvery

By Marvin Olasky
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Costa Rica | PUERTO LIMÓN, Costa Rica—Today is the 25th anniversary of the biggest recorded earthquake in the history of Costa Rica. The Limón earthquake, named…

Kidnappings and unrest in Mali threaten aid efforts

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Islamic extremist group Ansar Dine has freed three members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who where kidnapped Saturday, the…

Ireland’s economic comeback

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | DUBLIN—They called it the “Celtic Tiger,” a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up…

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