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High speed pursuit

Faith & Inspiration | Finding our only comfort in life and death
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/12/19, 05:59 pm

The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, poses a good question to contemplate as 2019 heads toward history: “What is your only comfort in life and death?”

Last month, aboard a ship steaming from Casablanca, Morocco, to Dakar, Senegal, I read two thought-provoking novels featuring West African protagonists who found no comfort. 

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Dozens die in extremist attack in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/19, 12:32 pm

About 100 Islamist militants ambushed an army camp and killed 71 soldiers in western Niger. The three-hour assault was the deadliest terror attack on Nigerien forces in years. About a dozen other soldiers sustained injuries during the overnight assault, army spokesman Col. Boukar Hassan said on Wednesday.

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Enslaved brides

International | Anti-trafficking efforts falter as hundreds of Pakistanis are sold to China
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/10/19, 04:59 pm

After an extensive investigation into the trafficking of Pakistani women as “brides” to China, the government of Pakistan has cracked down on investigators instead of traffickers.

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