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Chess with Tani

New York | A Christian family that fled Boko Haram and lives in a New York homeless shelter has captivated the city, thanks to a chess-playing 8-year-old
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/20/19, 01:07 pm

A New York moment: 

Please, steel yourself. An 8-year-old boy, the son of devout Christian parents who recently fled Boko Haram in Nigeria, just won the state chess championship in New York for his age group. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has the full, incredible story. 

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The ‘threat’ of Christianity in China

International | Chinese government tells believers to put their faith in socialism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/19/19, 05:06 pm

A Chinese government religious official last week accused the West of using Christianity to weaken the country’s political power and called for obedience to a socialist interpretation of the religion.

Xu Xiaohong, head of the official Movement of Protestant Churches in China, said Western influence and private meeting places plague Christianity in the country, adding that people who try to subvert national security under the guise of Christianity will face justice.

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Nigeria confirms death toll in building collapse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/14/19, 10:58 am

Nigerian rescue workers on Thursday ended the search for survivors after a three-story building that housed a school collapsed the previous day, killing at least nine people in southwestern Lagos state. Rescue teams worked throughout the night and found one more body early Thursday. The National Emergency Management Agency said 37 other people were rescued from the rubble.

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