Nigeria
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Gaza border deaths mar U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

International | Hundreds more injured as Israeli Defense Forces deploy snipers at security fence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/14/18, 11:16 am

ISRAEL: Before the ceremony marking the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took place Monday, Israeli Defense Forces killed at least 41 people in clashes at the Gaza border.

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Dapchi’s last captive

Nigeria | Leah Sharibu’s family continues to search for answers months after her kidnapping
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/10/18, 12:11 pm

Daniel Auta heard gunfire and children screaming from the girls’ boarding school about five minutes away from his home in the town of Dapchi in Yobe state. Boko Haram militants had descended on the school, launching on Feb. 19 the group’s second mass school kidnapping in northeast Nigeria. Auta, pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Dapchi, knew instantly his community would long feel the impact of the attack.

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U.S. pastor’s trial continues in Turkey

International | Judges send Andrew Brunson back to prison until next court date in July
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/07/18, 02:39 pm

TURKEY: Jailed American pastor Andrew Brunson went on trial again Monday. After nearly 12 hours of courtroom proceedings, Turkish judges for a second time sent him back to prison, pending a July 18 continuation. Sunday night I attended an overnight vigil at Brunson’s home church in Black Mountain, N.C., where about 25 people—including Brunson’s 75-year-old mother, Pam—gathered to pray starting at 2 a.m. EDT to coincide with the beginning of the trial in Izmir.

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