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Kidnapped on campus

China | Communist officials are targeting student activist groups at Chinese schools
by June Cheng
Posted 11/22/18, 11:41 am

Authorities in China are cracking down on student Marxist groups and labor activists. In recent weeks, 12 activists have disappeared in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Wuhan, according to Reuters.

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American missionary killed on remote Indian island

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/21/18, 02:07 pm

An isolated Indian tribe often hostile to outsiders has killed an American Christian missionary, Indian police said Wednesday. John Allen Chau, 26, paid local fishermen to help him get to North Sentinel Island, the Andaman Sheekha reported. North Sentinel is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the converging point of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. It is illegal to visit the island, which is believed to have as many as 150 inhabitants.

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Lawyer: Asia Bibi needs Western visa

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 10:43 am

A lawyer for Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of charges of blasphemy against Islam last month, said she would like to leave Pakistan for any Western country willing to accept her and her family. During a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Saiful Malook said the 54-year-old mother of five cannot depart Pakistan without a visa from another country: “So far, no government has come forward in such an open and free manner.”

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