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Russian University Plans to Create a ‘Noah’s Ark’ Database of All Living Species

MOSCOW, Russia – A university in Russia has unveiled an ambitious “Noah’s Ark” project to collect cell samples of all the living species on Earth. Dr. Viktor Sadovnichy, president of Moscow State University, recently announced plans for the undertaking in a press conference. Likening the project to Noah’s Ark, Sadovnichy said the university aims to create a […]

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Two Dead, Hundreds Injured as Filipino Crowd Throngs Idol Being Marched Through Streets

MANILA, Philippines – Two people are dead and hundreds more were injured as the result of massive throngs that followed and sought to press up against a centuries-old statue of Christ that was marched through the streets of Manila as part of an annual Roman Catholic celebration called the Feast of the Black Nazarene. While […]

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Report: French Jihadist Shooting Suspects Dead After Standoff With Police

PARIS – The two Islamic shooting suspects involved in a massacre upon a Paris newspaper office that published cartoons mocked Mohammad have been killed following a standoff with police. As previously reported, Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, 32 and 34 respectively, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, were identified as the suspects in the attack that took twelve lives […]

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French Atheist Editor Murdered By Muslims Also Often Printed Vile Mockeries of Christ

PARIS – The French newspaper that was targeted by Muslim gunmen this week in what appeared to be a planned massacre had also repeatedly printed vile mockeries of Jesus Christ, and its editor was stated to have been a self-professing atheist. As previously reported, Wednesday’s attack occurred at approximately 12 noon local time at Charlie […]

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Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

Mumbai (AsiaNews) — Arvind D’Souza was stopped by the police “for reasons of public order,” even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on Jan. 2 in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. D’Souza, who is still in prison under preventive detention, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) told AsiaNews, ran […]

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Hundreds of Missionaries May Be Forced from United Kingdom After License Suspended

(Christianity Today) – The England and Wales office of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) may lose more than 350 missionaries and their families by April in the wake of British immigration officials suspending the ministry’s visa sponsor status. “Whilst we recognize and support the [UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office’s] legitimate right to concern over […]

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Report: Global Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians states that 2014 marked the highest level of hostility against Christians ever recorded, but believes matters will only get worse. “While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global […]

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Manhunt Continues for Two of Three Suspects in Islamic Massacre on Newspaper Office

PARIS – Two of the Islamic gunmen that carried out a strategic massacre at the office of a French satirical newspaper that known for publishing cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Mohammad and other Islamic figures are still on the loose, and a third has turned himself into police. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, 32 and 34 respectively, […]

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Islamic Gunmen Kill 12 at French Newspaper Office That Published Cartoons Mocking Mohammad

PARIS – Three masked gunmen who shouted the Islamic saying “Allahu Ahkbar” gunned down twelve people on Wednesday at the office of a French satirical newspaper that has been known for publishing cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Mohammad and other Islamic figures. “We will find the people who did this,” French President Francois Hollande said. “France […]

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Canadian Mennonites Officiate First Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

SASKATOON, Canada – Two Mennonite ministers in Canada have officiated the denomination’s first same-sex “wedding,” holding the service publicly in a “church” building in Saskatchewan. Anita Retzlaff and Patrick Preheim of Nutana Park Mennonite Church officiated the ceremony for Craig Friesen and Matt Weins on Dec. 31, which was held at Osler Mennonite, the childhood […]

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