Notre Dame Fire
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Notre Dame closed for Christmas

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/19, 11:01 am

For the first time since the French Revolution more than two centuries ago, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will not hold a Christmas Mass. The Paris cathedral has remained closed since a fire destroyed the roof and spire in April.

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Mali faces deadly sectarian clashes

International | The rising violence could further complicate regional insecurity
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 02:32 pm

A spate of sectarian clashes in Mali threatens to spark a regional conflict in a part of Africa struggling to contain Islamic extremism.

Malian authorities suspect ethnic Peuhls, also known as Fulanis, were behind attacks last week that left at least 38 people dead in the villages of Yoro and Gangafani in the Mopti region near the border with Burkina Faso. At least 750 people fled the villages following the attacks.

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China continues to kill detainees for organ harvesting

International | High-level U.K. tribunal offers its sobering conclusion in a new report
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/17/19, 04:22 pm

CHINA: An independent tribunal in London released its final report Monday morning, concluding that the Chinese government continues to kill detainees in China for organ transplants and targets religious minorities.

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