American Tourist Detained in North Korea for Leaving Bible in Restroom Now Released

American Tourist Detained in North Korea for Leaving Bible in Restroom Now Released

PYONGYANG, North Korea — An American tourist in North Korea who has been held in the country for the past six months for allegedly leaving a Bible in the restroom of a seaman’s club has now been released and returned to the United States. As previously reported, Jeffrey Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio has been held since […]

Baby Born Healthy After Couple Refuses Abortion Despite Doctors’ ‘Fetal Abnormalities’ Claim

Baby Born Healthy After Couple Refuses Abortion Despite Doctors’ ‘Fetal Abnormalities’ Claim

IRELAND — A couple in Ireland recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy after they rejected repeated pressure by doctors to abort the child over claims that he had fetal abnormalities. Melanie and Damien Sheenan shared their story with the UK’s Christian Institute, and spoke of why they are glad that they gave their […]

Report: Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram Islamists to Release Kidnapped School Girls

Report: Nigeria Reaches Deal With Boko Haram Islamists to Release Kidnapped School Girls

ABUJA, Nigeria — The Nigerian government has reached a deal with the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram to release over 200 school girls that have been held captive for over six months, reports state. As previously reported, members of Boko Haram stormed an all-girls secondary school in Chibok, Borno State in April, kidnapping 276 students while they were taking […]

Vatican Document Stirring Controversy Over ‘Welcoming and Accepting’ Practicing Homosexuals‏

Vatican Document Stirring Controversy Over ‘Welcoming and Accepting’ Practicing Homosexuals‏

ROME — Controversy is stirring over a document released by a meeting of international bishops of the Roman Catholic religion who are spending two weeks at the Vatican to discuss marriage and family issues. While the document may undergo further adjustments in its language surrounding issues such as homosexuality, cohabitation and divorce, the first proposed version […]

Members of Chinese ‘Church of Almighty God’ Cult Sentenced to Death Following Murder Conviction

Members of Chinese ‘Church of Almighty God’ Cult Sentenced to Death Following Murder Conviction

HONG KONG — Two members of a Chinese cult called ‘Church of Almighty God’ have been sentenced to death for allegedly murdering a woman at a fast food restaurant when she refused to participate in their recruitment efforts. Zhang Fan and her father Zang Lidong learned of their punishment in Yantai Intermediate People’s Court in […]

Liberian Man Who Was First to Receive Ebola Diagnosis in U.S. Dies

Liberian Man Who Was First to Receive Ebola Diagnosis in U.S. Dies

DALLAS — Thomas Duncan, the Liberian national who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said. “He fought courageously in this battle,” said Wendell Watson, a hospital spokesman. “Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the […]

Illinois Teen Arrested After Attempting to Leave Country to Join Islamic Savage Group ISIS

Illinois Teen Arrested After Attempting to Leave Country to Join Islamic Savage Group ISIS

CHICAGO — An Illinois teenager who lived with his parents just outside of Chicago has been arrested after attempting to leave the country to join the Islamic savage group ISIS, also identifying themselves as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, was taken into custody by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task […]

Messianic Jew Deported From Israel Over Evangelism Efforts to Appeal to Supreme Court

Messianic Jew Deported From Israel Over Evangelism Efforts to Appeal to Supreme Court

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A British messianic Jew deported from Israel last year for participating in an evangelistic outreach to Jews confirmed that he will appeal his case to the nation’s supreme court. Barry Barnett, 50, left the country on Dec. 2 under a deportation order issued by Israel’s Ministry of the Interior. He was […]