October 2, 2023

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India: Christian delegation meets minorities official, urges action on violence

A five-member delegation from the United Christian Forum (UCF) met with the chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on September 21 in New Delhi to present their concerns… [...]

South Sudanese refugees, fleeing a second civil war in Sudan, return home to bleak prospects

The situation has prompted religious leaders in South Sudan to appeal to the international community to aid returning refugees. [...]

Charity and Church in Wales at odds over building

A dispute has arisen between a Christian charity and the Church in Wales over the use of a church building. [...]

Memorial service held for Croydon schoolgirl

An open-air memorial service has been held in support of the family of schoolgirl Elianne Andam, who was fatally stabbed on her way to school last week. [...]

Faith coalition appeals for united effort against knife crime after schoolgirl's death

A faith coalition is calling on churches, politicians and the police to redouble their efforts to end knife crime after a schoolgirl was tragically stabbed to death in Croydon last… [...]

Calvin Robinson wins £8,000 settlement after being cancelled over Drag Queen Story Hour opposition

Anglican priest and broadcaster Calvin Robinson has won an £8,000 settlement after being removed by the Royal Academy of Dance's education sub-committee. [...]

In China, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

With more to share it, the potential for growth in the Chinese Church would be even greater. [...]

Evangelical bishop warns against being 'misled'

An evangelical bishop has told Christians to stand firm against forces trying to mislead the country into "a state of total gender confusion and sexual confusion". [...]

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Bag containing 'suspicious' skull shuts down airport baggage screening for nearly 2 hours

Transportation Security Administration officials got a spooky surprise when a skull found in a piece of checked baggage sparked concerns. A TSA press release on Friday described the "suspicious item"… [...]

Colorado man goes missing during 28-mile solo trek in Rocky Mountain National Park

A search is underway at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado for a man who disappeared during a 28-mile solo trek across mountainous trails and rocky slopes, officials said. Chad… [...]

Tennessee deputy seriously injured, ‘armed individual’ dead after gunfire exchange during domestic call

A shooting in Tennessee Sunday evening left a deputy seriously wounded and an "armed individual" dead, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The agency said a Knox County Sheriff’s… [...]

Georgia correctional officer allegedly killed at state prison by convicted murderer with 'homemade weapon'

A convicted murderer at a Georgia state prison allegedly killed a correctional officer and assaulted another inmate at the facility on Sunday. Officer Robert Clark, 42, was escorting two inmates… [...]

Trump's civil trial in NYC set to begin, Dem governor changes tune on border crossings and more top headlines

ALL EYES ON NYC – Trump civil trial arising from NY Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit set to begin. Continue reading … DRAWING A LINE – NY governor facing dilemma as she… [...]

Zero cash bail takes effect in Los Angeles County amid ongoing concerns over crime

Los Angeles County's zero-bail system went into effect on Sunday, eliminating the previous policy of setting defendants' cash bail amounts based on the severity of their alleged crime. Critics of… [...]

Doctor watches wife die days after birth of their second son: 'She will forever be in my heart'

A New York doctor recounted the harrowing moment he watched his 27-year-old wife die days after she gave birth to their second child and his struggle to overcome the crushing… [...]

JonBenet Ramsey's father has 'hope' new leadership will help solve daughter's murder

The father of JonBenet Ramsey, a 6-year-old Colorado girl who was mysteriously murdered in 1996, remains hopeful that new law enforcement leadership assigned to her case will identify her killer… [...]

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Mexico church roof collapses during Mass, injuring and trapping dozens of parishioners: reports

A Ciudad Madero, Mexico church’s roof collapsed on Sunday, reportedly injuring 100 people and trapping 30, including children, according to reports. The church is located in northern Mexico, and the… [...]

Iran official admits country’s role in terror bombing that killed 241 US military members: report

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s representative in Lebanon issued the first public announcement of the Iranian regime’s role in the mass murder of American military and diplomatic personnel in the… [...]

Police catch dog behind the wheel of a moving vehicle: 'Irresponsible'

Slovakian police recently fined an "irresponsible" driver after their speed cameras photographed a dog in the driver's seat of a car. The Slovak Police Force made a Facebook post about… [...]

British police arrest second suspect accused of cutting down 300-year-old tree near Hadrian's Wall

A man in his 60s was recently arrested after a centuries-old tree near Hadrian's Wall was cut down – the second arrest over the incident. The tree, which dated back… [...]

Murcia firefighters share video of nightclub fire that killed at least 13 in Spain

A nightclub fire in Spain claimed the lives of at least 13 people in Murcia, and firefighters shared footage of them fighting the blaze on social media. Emergency crews are… [...]

Turkey stops 'terror attack' after suicide bomber detonates at Ankara police headquarters, 2nd assailant shot

Turkey's security forces reportedly thwarted what officials are calling a "terror attack" after a bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in the capital of Ankara.  At about 9:30 a.m. local… [...]

Shocking number of Europeans say you should only be able to fly 4 times in your life due to climate change

A new poll shows that a shocking number of French citizens support banning people from flying more than four times in their lives due to climate change. A poll from… [...]

'Trump-like' billionaire presidential candidate in Taiwan promises '50 years of peace' with China

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — After declaring his intention to run for president in late August, Terry Gou, the Taiwanese billionaire founder of Foxconn who some have compared to Donald Trump, is… [...]

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Brussels, my love? Poland rocks the boat of support to Ukraine

In this edition of our talk show Brussels, my love?, we dive into the grain spat threatening good relations between Poland and Ukraine and discuss the future of the car… [...]

State of the Union: EU-China trade talks and interest rates to stay put

The European Commissioner for Trade was in Beijing to temper fears of an all out trade war between the two sides. [...]

Europe must reduce its demand for cocaine, says Colombian defence minister

Iván Velásquez Gómez said his country was doing its bit in the fight against organised crime and the EU must now do the same. [...]

'Ticking time bomb’: How abandoned war weapons are poisoning the Baltic sea

A staggering 300,000 tonnes of deadly wartime weapons lie scattered on the Baltic seabed. [...]

Brits regret Brexit but rejoining the EU is unlikely

Protests and demands for the UK to rejoin the EU are growing steadily in the UK, where most are saying Brexit has failed. [...]

'A house and a home are not the same thing': What happens to migrants who are moved out of Paris

In May, the French government introduced a new plan to move migrants out of Paris. The idea has garnered both praise and criticism. The question is what's happening in practice. [...]

Were German army soldiers killed after a Russian strike in Ukraine?

The German Defense Ministry has denied the bombshell accusation put forward by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that four Germany army soldiers were killed aboard a Leopard tank in… [...]

German-Italian riff thwarts EU deal on new rules to deal with migration crises

A disagreement between Germany and Italy frustrated on Thursday a highly anticipated deal on the last piece of the European Union's migration reform. [...]

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The Rise and Fall of SBF

Michael Lewis’s new book hits the stores Tuesday, as the FTX founder goes on trial. [...]

High Noon for the CFPB at the Supreme Court

The Justices have a chance to tell Congress it can’t shirk its duty by creating regulators insulated from political accountability. [...]

How Colombia Abets the Migrant Crisis

A jungle smuggling operation could bring 500,000 aliens into Panama in 2023—and later into the U.S. [...]

Finally, a Tax-Return Leaker Is Charged

Publications published tax returns that were apparently obtained through an alleged criminal act. [...]

Elon Musk Changed the Way Washington Looks at Space

By agreeing to assume part of the risk, SpaceX encouraged innovation where NASA couldn’t. [...]

Of Many Spin Experiments, Biden's Is the Worst

Hollywood strikers, an anti-Trump judge, and our incumbent president all take comfort in tall tales. [...]

Matt Gaetz: 'Biden's Favorite Republican'

A vote to oust Speaker McCarthy would empower Democrats. [...]

PAWs for a Cause? Maybe Not

A children’s cartoon debuts a ‘nonbinary’ character but avoids being inappropriate. [...]

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