Former missionary doctor won’t stand trial for sex abuse

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 7/31/18, 01:17 pm

A Michigan judge last week ruled that a former Baptist missionary doctor accused of sexually abusing more than 20 minors in Bangladesh will not stand trial. Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing said Donn Ketcham, 87, is incompetent to stand trial, citing dementia and Parkinson’s disease, according to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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A top-secret meeting in North Korea

International | Plus fallout in Syria and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/18/18, 11:32 am

NORTH KOREA: CIA Director and Secretary of State–designate Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, the highest-level meeting between the two countries since 2000.

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Photos show Myanmar razed Rohingya villages to the ground

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/23/18, 10:51 am

The Myanmar government used bulldozers to clear out at least 55 Rohingya Muslim villages in an operation that could destroy evidence of abuse against the minority group, Human Rights Watch reported Friday. The satellite images, provided by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, showed the villages void of structures and vegetation. Security forces in Myanmar, also known as Burma, launched a clearance operation in August that sent about 700,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh. Satellite imagery at the time showed authorities initially torched the majority of the Rohingya villages.

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