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U2 urges fans to vote ‘yes’ for abortion

International | Referendum to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment set for May 25
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/04/18, 05:37 pm

IRELAND: This week Irish rockers U2 went all-out to proclaim their support for repealing Ireland’s Eighth Amendment in a May 25 initiative that would legalize abortion on demand.

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Amid Iran’s unrest, U.S. denying Christians entry

International | More than 100 Iranian Christians previously invited to apply for U.S. asylum are now living in shelters in Austria, facing threats of deportation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/17/18, 01:31 pm

IRAN: The U.S. State Department is denying entry to the United States for 100 Iranian Christians invited to apply for asylum under a 27-year-old law granting persecuted religious minorities special refugee status. Nearly all are Assyrian and Armenian Christians who have families in the United States.

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Houthis fire missile at Saudi palace

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/19/17, 10:07 am

Yemeni rebels fired a missile into Saudi Arabia on Monday, hoping to hit the royal palace in the kingdom’s capital. Saudi defense systems intercepted the ballistic “Volcano H-2” missile as it flew over southern Riyadh. The projectile did not do any damage. A spokesman for the Houthi rebels confirmed the attack and said the rebels hoped the missile would land in Yamama Palace, where King Salman holds weekly government meetings and entertains world leaders and dignitaries.

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