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Muslim extremists target Filipino Christians

TWO hundred Muslim rebels attacked a bustling port city in the Philippines last week, taking 200 to 300 people hostage in the latest standoff between the Muslim-minority and the government.

Dalmanutha, Biblical town, possibly discovered archaeologists claim

DALMANUTHA, a Biblical town described in the Gospel of Mark as the place where Jesus sailed after miraculously multiplying a few loaves and fish to feed 4,000 people, may have just been discovered by archaeologists.
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Rick Warren opens up to CNN about son’s suicide

“I never questioned my faith in God; I questioned God’s plan,” Rick Warren said. “God isn’t to blame for my son’s death. My son took his life. It was his choice.”

Robert Schuller ‘reflective’ as he battles cancer

Rev. Robert H. Schuller, a longtime televangelist based in Southern California, has been diagnosed with cancer after the ministry declared bankruptcy.

North Korea underground church leads worldwide 100 days of prayer

STARTING next Monday, the North Korean underground church will lead Christians around the world in 100 days of worship in the common places.

Jailed Iranian-American writes letter to country’s new president

A fresh campaign is under way to free an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, this time as the president of Iran is set to visit the United States. Saeed Abedini was sentenced to eight years for his previous work in the house church movement.

40% of congregation has fled Damascus, says pastor in Syria

PASTOR Edward from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital. "The situation is very grim," he says. "There is deep...

Rodman back from N Korea, without jailed missionary

FORMER U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman returned on Saturday from his second visit to North Korea this year where he again met the reclusive country’s leader Kim Jong-un, but did not come back with jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae.

Al-Qaida rebels gain control of Christian village in Syria

SYRIAN activists say rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters have gained control of the Christian village of Maaloula northeast of the capital Damascus.

Test and approve the will of God

WHEN someone accepts Christ as their Savior, Paul wrote that they “become a new creature” (2 Cor 5:17), which is true, at least inwardly. This new Spirit regenerated inner live in our soul from the abiding presence of the Spirit now seeks to “work out your salvation” (Phil 2:12) from the inside out.
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Nine killed in police firing in anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi

The chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of those killed, Rs 3 lakh to those seriously injured, and Rs 1 lakh for people who suffered minor injuries.