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A swath of destruction

International | Cyclone Idai could be worst ever disaster for the Southern Hemisphere
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/20/19, 02:48 pm

MOZAMBIQUE: UN officials say Cyclone Idai may be the worst ever disaster to strike the Southern Hemisphere. Last Friday’s storm packed 125-mph winds with heavy rain, and has left a swath of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affecting millions.

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Nigeria’s killing spree

International | Plus misreading the Christchurch attack and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/18/19, 12:51 pm

NIGERIA: At least 120 people have died in the last month in Fulani-led terrorist attacks in mostly Christian areas of Kaduna State—including a killing spree one week ago that left more than 50 dead and 140 homes destroyed.

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‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’

International | Welcome to the age of ‘Selfie Jihad,’ Yazidi endurance, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/15/19, 01:58 pm

NEW ZEALAND: Three men and one woman are in custody following Friday’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that killed 49 Muslim worshippers and wounded at least 48 others. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the worst terror attack in the country’s history “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

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