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Globe Trot: Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL & GAZA: Israeli Defense Forces pushed deeper into Gaza today after launching a ground attack yesterday. The incursion follows a 10-day air campaign…

‘Miracle’ ruling in Pakistan jails rapists

By Les Sillars
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Pakistan | Four Muslim men who attacked a Christian girl are sentenced to 20 years in prison

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Midday Roundup: Pakistani family stones daughter in front of court

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Honor killing. The family of a Pakistani woman stoned her to death in public after she defied them to marry the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram ratchets up the violence in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Boko Haram attacks are too hard to keep up with. An official says “many, many” people have been killed by militants who attacked a town on the…

For sale: Desks, chairs, armored vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine-resistant…

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Leaving a legacy

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Pakistan | A turbulent nation with growing extremism lives outside their doors, but many of Pakistan's historic mission schools thrive with support of Muslim leaders

Midday Roundup: Boy Scouts caught between a mouse and a hard place

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Scouting’s woes. Walt Disney World is cutting grant funding to local Boy Scout troops in Florida over a policy that bans gay adults from serving as leaders.

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws create open season for Christian persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | False accusations of blasphemy, forced marriages, and social hostility face Christians in Pakistan, where many view non-Muslims as a lower class and not even…

Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Waiting and singing

By Mindy Belz
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Faith & Inspiration | Advent is for anticipating the One who came and is to come, the one who fixes the evils of 2013

 
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