Ethiopian Girls Charged With ‘Inciting Religious Violence’ Released From Prison

Ethiopian Girls Charged With ‘Inciting Religious Violence’ Released From Prison

BABILE, Ethiopia (Open Doors USA) — Four teenage believers, three of them minors, served a one-month jail sentence after being convicted on charges of distributing Christian literature and “inciting religious violence.” The girls were reported to be “in good health” following their release from prison on Dec. 22. Gifti, 14; Mihiret, 14; Eden, 15; and […]

‘Alcohol Misuse Remains Unacceptably High in Scotland’, Report Says

‘Alcohol Misuse Remains Unacceptably High in Scotland’, Report Says

Scotland (Christian Institute) — Alcohol-related harm accounts for 22 deaths in Scotland a week, a shocking new report has found. Figures released by the country’s chief medical officer, Dr. Catherine Calderwood, also revealed that alcohol causes an average of 674 hospital admissions per week. The news comes shortly after a Scottish charity warned that children […]

Scientology Plans Control of Downtown Clearwater, Florida for Retail Makeover

Scientology Plans Control of Downtown Clearwater, Florida for Retail Makeover

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Tampa Bay Times) — The Church of Scientology is maneuvering to control all downtown real estate to create a master retail district that will operate under its management and oversight. The plan, according to two city officials briefed by Scientology leader David Miscavige, requires all property from Osceola to Myrtle avenues between Drew […]

Plastic Prostitutes: Sex Doll Brothel Opens In Spain

Plastic Prostitutes: Sex Doll Brothel Opens In Spain

(Fight the New Drug) — Sex doll brothel. What sounds like a weird sci-fi joke is a new reality in one European country, and some experts are predicting this new “business” is a look into the future. Barcelona, Spain, has just become home to the first known brothel with “lifelike” silicone sex dolls as its […]

‘Significant Quantities’ of Children’s Remains Found at Ex-Home for Unwed Mothers

‘Significant Quantities’ of Children’s Remains Found at Ex-Home for Unwed Mothers

TUAM, Ireland (WQAD) – Excavations have uncovered “significant quantities of human remains” at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland, officials said Friday. Tests indicated they belonged to young children. An investigation was opened following public outcry when a local historian said in 2014 that she believed the bodies of 800 […]

Philippine President Apologizes to Germany Over Hostage Beheaded by Muslim Militants

Philippine President Apologizes to Germany Over Hostage Beheaded by Muslim Militants

MANILA, Philippines (Associated Press) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Germany on Tuesday for failing to save a German hostage, who was beheaded by Muslim militants, and said a massive offensive backed by fighter jets against the extremists was underway. Philippine military officials said Jurgen Gustav Kantner was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in […]

Chinese Christians Sentenced for Buying, Selling Devotionals

Chinese Christians Sentenced for Buying, Selling Devotionals

LIAOYANG, Liaoning (China Aid) — A court in China’s northeastern Liaoning province sentenced five Christian leaders to three to seven years behind bars on Wednesday for purchasing and selling prohibited Christian material. On Feb. 22, the defendants, comprised of four women and one man, learned they would be imprisoned for allegedly buying and selling “officially […]