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Copts denounce Trump faith team’s Cairo meeting

International | U.S. Evangelical Advisory Board met with Egyptian president and Protestant leaders amid attacks on Catholic believers
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/10/17, 01:54 pm

EGYPT: A Coptic group says members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board “have unwittingly become a useful tool” in meeting last week with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The meeting—which included author Joel C. Rosenberg, former Rep.

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Taliban attacks on the rise in Afghanistan

International | Hundreds die as militants target police and security officials
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/31/17, 03:28 pm

The Taliban claimed responsibility for two attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least 15 police officials at checkpoints, officials confirmed Monday. The latest attack comes amid a spate of Taliban strikes against security officials across the country. More than 200 people have died in Taliban attacks this month alone.

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Indonesians flee Bali ahead of volcanic eruption

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/17, 01:12 pm

Nearly 100,000 people have evacuated part of Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali as a volcano threatens to erupt, according to officials. Villagers residing around Mount Agung on the island’s northeast side first began to flee the area last week when authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Wednesday said more than 96,000 people have now left the region. Many of the evacuees have sought shelter elsewhere on the island, including in sports venues and village halls.

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