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April 2018
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International – Helicopter tragedy claims pastor’s sons

Prayers have been requested for a Baptist pastor in West Sussex and his family, after his two sons recently died in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon. In a report from the Baptist Times, the online newspaper for the Baptist Union of Britain, it was revealed Stuart and Jason Hill from West Sussex…

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March 2018
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International – Singaporean seminary

The new semester at Singapore’s Emmanuel Reformed Bible College (ERBC) started on 5 January, with approximately 50 pastors, lay leaders, students and church members from Life Bible-Presbyterian Church who attended. In a newsletter, dean of students Jack Sin commented: ‘We thank God for six new full-time students who joined the college, and many part time students —…

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March 2018
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International – Former gymnast’s testimony

Rachael Denhollander, former gymnast and committed Christian, delivered a strong and clear testimony of God’s saving power while appearing in court. Ms Denhollander, who had been sexually abused by disgraced team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser, was given 40 minutes to address the court and Nasser during his sentencing. Instead of using the time…

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March 2018
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International: Yemen – Children at risk

Thousands of Yemeni children have been killed or injured in the conflict with Saudi Arabia, children’s agency UNICEF has warned. According to aid organisations, war-torn, wracked by famine and disease, Yemen is enduring what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In a recent UNICEF report, it said a further 400,000…

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March 2018
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International: Afghanistan – Taliban kill 40 in Kabul

More than 100 people have been killed and 150 wounded in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul in January. As reported in the London Evening Standard, the attacker is said to have used an ambulance to get through a security point, telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby…

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March 2018
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International: Syria – Syrian perception

An independent delegation of politicians and religious leaders has visited conflict-ridden Syria to hear the views of local Syrian leaders. Last year, the delegation, which included Baroness Cox, Lord Hylton and Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, listened to what Syrians were thinking about their current conflict situation and what is needed to resolve…

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February 2018
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International: Asia – Rohingya diphtheria risk

Rohingya refugee camps are facing the possibility of a severe outbreak of diphtheria, medical staff at disaster relief organisation Samaritan’s Purse have warned. The life-threatening infection can cause difficulty with breathing and is most often airborne. Up to 10 per cent of people who are infected are likely to lose their life, and infection…

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February 2018
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International: Nigeria – Boko Haram resurgent

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has declared it is still thriving, despite public comment from the Nigerian government that it had defeated the jihadist organisation. In a video broadcast, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season were the result of the group’s activities. He…

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January 2018
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International – Egypt atrocity

Officers of the UK all-party parliamentary group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (IFRB) have slammed the terrorist attacks on a mosque in Egypt. Late in November 2017, it was announced that more than 300 people have died, with many wounded, following the attack on the mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province. According…

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January 2018
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International – American football coach in prayer ban

American football coach John Small has been banned from praying with his team, following complaints from atheists. According to a report from the Christian Institute, Mr Small had been praying with players at East Coweta High School, Georgia. However, he was forced to stop after atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a…

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January 2018
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International – Cameroon deports Nigerian Christians

Cameroon has deported more than 100,000 Nigerian refugees, most of whom identify as Christian. ​According to a report from Barnabas Fund, citing Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports: since 2015 Cameroon has forcefully deported over 100,000 Nigerian refugees who had escaped into Cameroon fleeing Boko Haram Islamist violence. One of the deportees said of the…

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January 2018
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International – Filipino Christians forced to make bombs

Hostages in the Philippines who have escaped the clutches of jihadists in Marawi have described being made to build bombs for militants. More than 200 hostages, many of whom are Christians, have been held by militants and forced to construct improvised explosive devices, as well as scavenge for food and weapons. According to reports…

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