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South Korea ferry: Captain 'sorry and ashamed' (BBC)

Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off South Korea.
Read more >   4/17/2014

Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students (Aljazeera)

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden," is suspected of being behind the abduction of more than 100 women and girls from their school on Monday.
Read more >   4/17/2014

Chile promises to rebuild fire-hit Valparaiso (BBC)

President Michelle Bachelet of Chile has promised her government will rebuild the areas destroyed by a deadly fire in the port city of Valparaiso.
Read more >   4/15/2014

David Cameron says Britain must stand up against global Christian persecution, urges increased Evangelism (CP)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Christianity is now the most persecuted religion around the world, and that Britain should be "unashamed" in standing up against persecution of Christians and other religious groups.
Read more >   4/15/2014

UN Security Council OKs peacekeepers for C.African Republic (TRF)

The United Nations Security Council authorized on Thursday the creation of a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic in a bid to end violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral ...
Read more >   4/11/2014

Human trafficking 'brings shame to humanity', churches told (Ekklesia)

At an ecumenical consultation held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, called human trafficking a criminal activity, on rapid increase in the world.
Read more >   4/11/2014

Priest's Hallelujah wows wedding guests (BBC)

A priest has stunned wedding guests at the end of a ceremony with a pitch-perfect version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
Read more >   4/10/2014

Britain 'a Christian nation': is Eric Pickles right? (Christian Today)

Militant atheists should accept that Britain remains "a Christian nation" and "get over it," according to government minister Eric Pickles.
Read more >   4/8/2014

Rwanda genocide: UN ashamed, says Ban Ki-moon (BBC)

President Paul Kagame: "We did not need to experience genocide to become better people. It simply should never have happened"
Read more >   4/8/2014

Evacuations, blackouts as aftershocks continue to rock Northern Chile (Santiago Times)

The earthquake was felt between the Chile’s northernmost region, Arica y Parinacota, to the Antofagasta Region. Its epicenter was 30 miles southwest of the city of Iquique, which was also the hardest hit after Tuesday’s quake.
Read more >   4/4/2014

Why one Pakistani village lost its girls school (PRI)

“I don’t want to go to a madrasa,” Uzma Ahmed Ali says. “I want to study in a proper school.”
Read more >   4/4/2014

Massive 8.2 earthquake off Chile coast sparks tsunami (TRF)

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter-tall waves.
Read more >   4/2/2014

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