Associated Press/Photo by Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Monsoon floods spread misery across South Asia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/17, 08:34 am

Heavy monsoon rains over the weekend triggered landslides and floods, killing at least 173 people in northern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Millions of others have been displaced. The rains have damaged bridges and washed away thousands of homes. Soldiers and rescue workers in northern India pulled 46 bodies from buses covered by rocks and mud. Authorities said about 200,000 people took refuge in emergency camps in the state of Assam, northeastern India.

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Associated Press/Photo by Binod Joshi

Nepali court clears Christians in proselytizing case

Persecution | Ruling could help determine how government plans to interpret evangelism ban
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/12/16, 10:42 am

A district court in Nepal dropped a case last week against eight Christians who distributed a comic book telling the story of Jesus.

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Globe Trot: The boy from Aleppo

International | Images of a 5-year-old survivor of a Syrian government airstrike go viral
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/19/16, 02:28 pm

SYRIA: In Aleppo, haunting video footage (see above) from the week, for which there are no words.

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