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Midday Roundup: Police arrest 20 protesters at Trump rally in California

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pulling no punches. Protesters clashed with police and Donald Trump supporters outside a campaign rally in Orange County, Calif. People in the crowd outside…

Globe Trot: Turkey seizes churches old and new

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Authorities seized six churches—one 1,700 years old and another built in 2003—in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Unlike state-funded mosques,

Kenyans honor victims of Garissa University massacre one year later

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Hundreds gathered at Kenya’s Garissa University on Saturday carrying candles, singing hymns, and sharing memories, to mark the one-year anniversary of the…

Globe Trot: Belgian attack victim had recently confessed Christ

By Mindy Belz
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International | BELGIUM: Bart Migom, the 21-year-old Belgian still missing after Tuesday’s terror attacks, had recently become a Christian, according to sources in Belgium…

Missionary’s conviction highlights need for better volunteer vetting

By Onize Ohikere
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Missions | A U.S. federal court has sentenced a former missionary from Oklahoma to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage. His arrest and…

Kenyan airport officials brace for possible al-Shabaab attacks

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Officials in Kenya have tightened airport security after receiving reports that terror group al-Shabaab plans to launch airborne suicide missions. An internal…

Nairobi’s slum-dwellers help themselves

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | Often ignored by their government, residents of Kenya’s largest slums aren’t waiting for officials to initiate reforms

Kenyan government unveils tough new rules for religious organizations

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government has proposed a raft of tough new measures that will radically affect the way religious organizations operate. According…

Muslims protect Christians in Kenyan bus attack

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religion | Islamic militants with Somalia’s al-Shabaab are suspected of attacking a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Dec. 21. The attack killed two people and…

Globe Trot: Slovenia votes against same-sex marriage

By Mindy Belz
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International | SLOVENIA: Two-thirds of voters rejected a referendum to legalize gay marriage. SPAIN: The incumbent People’s Party took a beating in yesterday’s…

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…

Kenyan Catholic Church battles government over polio vaccine

By Moses Wasamu
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Vaccinations | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Catholic Church is once again at odds with the Kenyan government over a vaccine, this time for polio. Church leaders have demanded the…

 
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