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Chinese pastor’s wife released from detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 12:48 pm

Chinese authorities on Tuesday released Jiang Rong, wife of Pastor Wang Yi, on bail six months after the widespread arrests of leaders and members of Early Rain Covenant Church. Authorities in Chengdu launched a crackdown on Early Rain on Dec. 9, 2018, swarming apartment complexes, ransacking homes, and forcing members to sign a document renouncing the church.

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The next terrorist weapon of choice?

International | Islamic State burns acres of crops in Syria and Iraq
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/10/19, 02:36 pm

SYRIA: It was going to be the year the farmers of eastern Syria and Iraq bounced back, but instead mysterious crop fires—some claimed by ISIS—are destroying acres of wheat and barley in large swaths visible from space.

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Hong Kong extradition bills spark massive protest

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/10/19, 10:29 am

Hong Kong’s leader on Monday said the government will move forward with amendments to the territory’s extradition law despite massive protests against the changes. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators covered 2 miles on the streets of central Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest protest in the semi-autonomous territory in more than a decade. Organizers said as many as 1 million people turned out. The proposed amendments would make it easier to send criminal suspects to Taiwan and China, where they could face unfair trials.

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