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Yemen Christian Burned to Death for Her Faith

YEMEN (Morning Star News) – On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming. He shot out of bed, pushed panicked family members aside and saw his wife stumbling out of their kitchen, engulfed in flames. His wife, Nazeera, had been preparing breakfast at about 9 a.m. when she […]

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Millions of Locusts ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Swarm Madagascar’s Capital

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A swarm of locusts estimated at being in the millions invaded Madagascar’s capital on Thursday, a sight that one missionary described as being reminiscent of the plagues of Egypt. The skies were overtaken with the insects this week, slowing down traffic in the African nation. The invasion was captured on camera, showing the […]

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German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents

DARMSTADT, Germany — Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

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Bolivia’s Evangelical Christians Launch Fight for Religious Freedom

COCHABAMBA (Morning Star News) – Evangelical Christians have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant denominations and other groups that have ministered in Bolivia for decades. As organizations that fail to comply with the new government measures will lose their legal standing, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia […]

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Trial Starts for Indonesian School Janitor Accused of Raping Kindergarten Boy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A closed-door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations. The custodians contracted to work at the school were arrested in April — five […]

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Poll: One in Six Frenchmen Support Muslim Terrorist Group ISIS

Two polls released this week both ask a question that you would hope wouldn’t need asking: how many people support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? Unfortunately, in all four countries surveyed, the answer is greater than zero, and by a lot. Here is a chart of the results of the polls. The […]

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‘Allah Commands Us to Rule the World': Boko Haram Claims African Christian Town as Islamic State

GWOZA, Africa – Video footage released on Sunday by the militant Muslim group Boko Haram shows a member of the Islamic sect claiming a predominantly Christian town near Nigeria as an established Islamic state, and declaring that “Allah commands [Muslims] to rule the rest of the world.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appears in the 52-minute […]

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Top U.S. Military Officer: ISIS Has ‘Apocalyptic End-of-Days Vision’ That Must Be Defeated

WASHINGTON – During a recent press conference, America’s top military officer asserted that the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has an ‘apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision’ that must be defeated by a coalition of forces. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the statements […]

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(Reuters) — The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland, which has liberal euthanasia rules, up from 86 in 2009, with citizens from Germany and Britain making up […]

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‘Abort It': Atheist Richard Dawkins Ignites Firestorm for Asserting Downs Babies Shouldn’t be Born

LONDON – Outspoken professing atheist Richard Dawkins has again sparked controversy after posting on Twitter that he believes Down Syndrome babies should be aborted, and that “[u]nless you are a vegan, you are in no position to object to abortion.” The matter began when Dawkins shared an article entitled The Catholic Church Prefers Medieval Barbarism […]

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