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Globe Trot: Is South Sudan rebel leader arming for another fight?

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTH SUDAN: One week ago, rebel leader Riek Machar was expected in Juba, the South Sudan capital, in a final step toward the end of fighting and a government…

Christian groups send spiritual, physical comfort to Ecuador

By Laura Finch
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Disaster relief | Faith-based groups provide shelter, hope to survivors of Saturday’s massive earthquake

Globe Trot: ISIS martyrs 21 Assyrians in Qaryatain

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The Syriac Orthodox Church has published the names of 21 Assyrians killed by ISIS in Qaryatain. The Islamic militants captured the town last August,

Midday Roundup: Democratic debate turns up the heat in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | New York minute. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over Wall Street, the minimum wage and guns in a contentious debate Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy…

Globe Trot: Turkey, Europe reach agreement return, resettle migrants

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Thousands of Middle East migrants will be sent back to Turkey from Europe as a result of an EU accord reached today. IRAQ: Secretary of State John…

Globe Trot: Did Iran try to buy nuclear tech from Argentina?

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARGENTINA got way more interesting this week. Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor now believed murdered (and framed for suicide) while investigating Buenos Aires…

Globe Trot: Will Iranians elect the moderates Washington wants?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: With high turnout, voting has been extended in Iran’s parliamentary elections. But Iranian dissidents remind us the government can announce any number…

Globe Trot: Assyrians divided over ransom paid to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants have released the last group of Assyrian Christians captured from villages along the Khabur River last February. Assyrian…

Secular groups help lead Chile’s pro-life fight

By Katlyn Babyak
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Abortion | Unlike in the U.S., where Christian groups dominate the pro-life movement, Chilean secularists play a big role in advocating for unborn babies

Pandemic fears spread as Zika infections span the globe

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | Chinese officials this morning announced the first case of Zika infection in a resident of Ganzhou who recently traveled to Venezuela. The man is recovering,

Zika gives abortion advocates new rallying cry in South America

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Almost as soon as the World Health Organization declared the cluster of microcephaly cases linked to the Zika virus a public health emergency, abortion…

Researchers scramble to find Zika vaccine amid world health crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, with the mysterious tropical disease now sweeping across 28…

 
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