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‘Glimmer of hope’ for Christian woman on Pakistan’s death row

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended the execution of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (more often called Asia Bibi) after agreeing last week to hear her…

Children of Pakistani Christians burned to death get free education

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The barbaric murder of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi by a Muslim mob in Pakistan last November shocked the world. But they were not the only…

Midday Roundup: Mother Emanuel holds Bible study one week after shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Laid to rest. Funeral services will be held today for two of the nine people killed last week when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at Emanuel…

Pakistan to consider blasphemy law reforms amid worsening violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Lawmakers in Pakistan are considering reforms to the country’s blasphemy laws that could help curb persecution against Christians and other minorities. The…

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

American doctor shot in apparent ISIS attack

By Mindy Belz
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Pakistan | Unidentified gunman shot Debra Lobo, a mother of two, twice in the head

Muslims in Kashmir riot over Hindu settlement proposal

By Anna K. Poole
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India | Last week, India’s central government announced a plan to develop new settlements in Kashmir for nearly 200,000 displaced Hindus, known as Pandits, who fled…

Pakistan in quandary over involvement in Yemen crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Yemen | As Shiite rebels advance across Yemen, an air blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia is preventing medical supplies from reaching victims of the conflict. As of…

Globe Trot: Iraqis uncover mass graves of ISIS victims in Tikrit

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forensic teams have begun exhuming mass graves in Tikrit, the city recaptured from Islamic State this month. The graves contain the…

Pakistani Christians protest after Taliban church bombings

By Anna K. Poole
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Pakistan | Attacks and counterattacks are roiling the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. Suicide bombers attacked two churches in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad on…

 
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