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Private donations outpace government flood relief in India

International | Indian government refuses foreign assistance, including ministry efforts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/29/18, 01:44 pm

INDIA: Private donors are stepping up more than the state to provide relief from the worst flooding in a century in Kerala state. Thus far, local and expat Indians—using online and GoFundMe campaigns—have donated $103 million versus the central government’s $85 million (with an estimated $3 billion in damage).

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Turkey going the way of all dictatorships

International | An ominous move by the Turkish central bank signals a looming economic crisis
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/06/18, 01:16 pm

TURKEY: The move by the Turkish central bank Monday morning is ominous—lowering its reserve requirement as a pretense to boost liquidity. It’s straight from China’s playbook— and signaling a looming economic crisis, the way of all dictatorships.

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Argentina one step closer to legalizing abortion

Abortion | Pro-lifers praying the country’s Senate will nix bid to overturn protections for unborn babies
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/18/18, 02:43 pm

Pro-life advocates are prayerfully awaiting a decision from Argentina’s Senate on whether to keep the country’s legal protections for the unborn.

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