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Pastors in prison and other tragedies

International | Good guys and bad guys made international news this week
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/09/18, 03:39 pm

MYANMAR: A crackdown on Christians in Wa state has landed Chinese missionary pastor John Cao in prison with scant outside intervention—despite a history of successful church and school plantings in Myanmar. Cao, married to an American with two sons attending U.S. colleges, is a Chinese citizen and therefore not eligible for formal U.S. consular services.

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World leaders to mark 100 years since Armistice Day

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/09/18, 12:22 pm

As nations prepared to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, an unknown soldier who died in the war received a reburial ceremony Thursday. British authorities gave the soldier, who was found near the village of Westhoek, Belgium, a full military burial in the Buttes New British Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium. Three other unidentified soldiers, one British and two Australians, were also memorialized this week. Around 40 unknown British soldiers who died in World War I are found in excavations of European battlefields every year.

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Utah mayor killed while serving in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/18, 10:47 am

A Utah mayor and Army National Guard major deployed to Afghanistan died after one of his Afghan trainees shot him, officials confirmed Sunday. Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a one-year leave of absence from his role as mayor of North Ogden, Utah, to serve in Afghanistan. He worked as a military intelligence officer training members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Another unidentified U.S. soldier sustained injuries in the attack. The attacker was killed by Afghan forces, according to a NATO statement.

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