Cuba
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Another American hit by mystery illness in Cuba

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/22/18, 09:13 am

Another U.S. Embassy worker in Cuba has fallen sick following mysterious symptoms that have now affected 25 people, the U.S. State Department confirmed Thursday. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the worker is one of two people recently evacuated from Cuba after they reported symptoms. Doctors are still evaluating the second worker, Nauert said. The latest confirmed case is the first since August 2017. The incidents began in late 2016, but authorities have not been able to confirm the source or cause of the attacks.

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Free Burma Rangers

Building playgrounds in former ISIS strongholds

International | Free Burma Rangers ministers to Syrian children as militants plot to indoctrinate them
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/18, 02:32 pm

SYRIA: Clues suggest ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive—with a chilling new mission to prioritize the indoctrination of children. Despite those threats, Free Burma Rangers this month successfully opened a playground at the former ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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Nazarene pastors among the dead in Cuban plane crash

by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 5/19/18, 06:13 pm

UPDATE: A group of pastors and their spouses from the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba were among the 113 on board a Boeing 737 plane that crashed after takeoff Friday in Havana. Cuban Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez said 110 passengers and crew members died in the crash with three women survivors remaining in critical condition, updating earlier reports. He also said investigators had recovered the jet’s black box voice recorder.

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