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Four Ethiopian teens jailed for evangelism

Ethiopia | Girls charged with ‘inciting religious violence’ after angry Muslims attack churches
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 11/21/16, 11:06 am

Christianity and Islam have coexisted peacefully in much of Ethiopia for centuries, but the recent arrest of four Christian teens highlights the ongoing problem of persecution.

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Globe Trot: Obama calls for course correction in Athens

International | The president pushes back against isolationism in the birthplace of democracy
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/16/16, 11:41 am

GREECE: President Obama called for “a course correction” in the path to globalization. In a speech following a tour of the Acropolis in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, Obama appeared to take on the isolationism fueling his successor, Donald Trump, saying the impulse to pull back from a globalized world “is understandable.” But he added, “We can’t look backward for answers, we have to look forward.”

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Globe Trot: Eyes on Indonesia

International | Violent protests follow governor’s alleged blasphemy of the Quran
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/04/16, 04:54 pm

INDONESIA: Live coverage (though not in English) of massive protests today in Jakarta, over allegations Gov. Basuki Tjahja Purnama, or “Ahok,” blasphemed the Quran. Ahok apologized, but hardline groups reportedly have paid workers a day’s wages to join the protests, which devolved overnight into violence and police using tear gas.

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