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Indonesian tsunami kills hundreds

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/18, 10:23 am

Thousands of rescue workers in Indonesia continued to search for victims on Monday after a weekend tsunami struck the coastlines of western Java and the southern Sumatra islands, killing at least 373 people. The waves swept away locals and tourists on Saturday evening after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted and triggered an underwater landslide.

“We request prayers from all over the country so that we are all given salvation, patience, and strength,” said Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who arrived to the area on Monday.

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China closes church founded by Samuel Lamb

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/17/18, 11:03 am

CHINA: More than 60 police officers stormed a children’s Bible class Saturday morning to launch a raid shutting down Rongguili Church in Guangzhou. The church was founded by the late Samuel Lamb and became the third prominent Protestant church in China closed in recent months.

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Crashed Indonesian plane wasn’t airworthy

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/28/18, 11:09 am

Data recovered from the black box of the downed Indonesian Lion Air plane revealed a failure of equipment and safety measures leading to last month’s deadly accident, according to a report released by investigators Wednesday. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed Oct. 29 into the Java Sea northeast of Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.

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