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Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions
August 23, 2017
While U.S. protests and more sonic attacks continue, Treasury Dept moves to make it easier to do business in Cuba
Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions
August 23, 2017
While U.S. protests and more sonic attacks continue, Treasury Dept moves to make it easier to do business in Cuba
First Lady thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending son
August 23, 2017
The first lady thanked Clinton to stepping in and supporting the youngest Trump son
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U.S. Coalition, ISIS and Assad Have Raqqa Residents Trapped In A 'Deadly Labrynth'
August 23, 2017
Amnesty International called on all parties to create safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline.
Trump Will Pardon Joe Arpaio Because of Alex Jones’s Infowars and Matt Drudge
August 23, 2017
Convicted Sheriff Arpaio thanks right wing media for getting his story to Trump.
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu September 2017 New Releases
August 23, 2017
Check out the third season of "Narcos," the fourth of "Transparent," the season six premiere of "The Mindy Project" and more.
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UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US
August 23, 2017
After Trump's response to Charlottesville, UN says US leadership must 'unequivocally' condemn racist speech and crimes.
Dozens missing as boat sinks in Brazil's Xingu River
August 23, 2017
At least 10 people are dead, 45 missing and 15 rescued after a boat carrying about 70 people sinks in Para state.

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Dutch foil possible attack on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link
August 23, 2017
AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock concert was canceled due to a threat of a possible attack.
As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming
August 24, 2017
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria.
Barcelona balances security and freedom after deadly attacks
August 23, 2017
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks.
Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen
August 23, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.
Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty
August 24, 2017
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.
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Big Economies Are Growing in Sync for First Time in Years
August 24, 2017
For the first time in a decade, the world’s major economies are growing in sync, a result of lingering low-interest-rate stimulus from central banks and the gradual fading of crises that over years ricocheted from the U.S. to Greece, Brazil and beyond.
Deadly Typhoon Hato Hits Hong Kong and Macau
August 23, 2017

Typhoon Hato headed toward mainland China after leaving at least three dead and two missing in Macau, according to government officials. Photo: Getty Images

Key Moments From Trump's Afghanistan Speech
August 22, 2017

President Donald Trump said U.S. policy in Afghanistan and South Asia will "change dramatically," adding that he will push Pakistan to fight terrorism more effectively. Photo: Reuters

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Refugee hate preacher received $620K in social benefits in Switzerland – media
August 23, 2017
Preview A Libyan immigrant who called on Allah to “destroy” non-Muslims during his prayer in a Swiss mosque claimed $620,000 in social benefits for over a decade from a predominantly Christian state, local media report.
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‘No doubt’ US will try to meddle in 2018 Russian presidential election – foreign ministry
August 23, 2017
Preview Moscow has long been used to Washington’s interference in its domestic affairs, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, adding that “there is no doubt” the US will try to meddle in the 2018 presidential election.
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Concert in the Netherlands Canceled Due to ‘Terror Threat’
August 23, 2017
The venue was being evacuated because of the threat
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For Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, Offensive Against ISIS Presents New Dangers
August 24, 2017
An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.
Jared Kushner Arrives In Jerusalem To Talk Peace
August 23, 2017
Presidential envoy Jared Kushner arrives in Jerusalem to take another attempt at restarting peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. But relations have gotten even worse recently.
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How Christianity has dealt with nuclear weapons
August 20, 2017

WHERE have Christians stood in the debate about nuclear weapons? How have practitioners of the world’s most popular religion answered the moral dilemmas posed by devices that could bring all human life to a horrific end? Given that the controllers of the world’s two main nuclear arsenals both claim to be champions of the Christian cause, the question is topical, not just an academic brain-teaser.

And the best answer is that right from the beginning of the nuclear age, Christians have found themselves on both sides, often in rather dramatic ways. This month’s war of words over North Korea have brought reminders of that paradox.  Soon after President Donald Trump issued his threat of “fire and fury”, a theological battle broke out through the medium of America’s leading newspapers. Robert Jefress, one of Mr Trump’s favourite pastors, stated that God had given the president authority to Continue reading

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