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By Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia In Colombia, the recent death of Javier Ordonez led to violent protests and clashes between civilians and law enforcement over police brutality. Thirteen people died, nearly 300 civilians and police were injured, and over fifty police kiosks and stations were burned. There are calls for reform, but no one...
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Reuters reported that Taiwan will purchase seven major weapon systems from the United States. The effort is to create a “porcupine” model of heavily defended beaches, instead of the previous efforts focused on not allowing China to make it across the Taiwan Straight. The proposed weapon sales allegedly include long-range surveillance and targeting drones, advanced...
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One impact of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK is an increase in couples considering getting a divorce. Marriage rates are already quite low in Britain and obviously the stress of this period is causing many to reconsider their wedding vows. Citizens Advice disclosed to the BBC that searches for divorce guidance have risen by...
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For the past almost two years, my wife and I have lived in Turkey. We have had the opportunity to visit several places and see and meet people from all over Turkey. Most people when they think of Turkey think of the Middle East or deserts. But Turkey is much different than most of the...
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Recently Turkey has been in the news because of their discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea. For many years Turkey has been looking and trying to find their own source of natural gas in either the Black Sea or Mediterranean. Before now, Turkey has had to be dependent on countries like Russia and...
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Last week the Black Sea region was hit by heavy rainfall. This rainfall caused major flooding in the area. Many people have been injured and have lost their homes, jobs and possessions. At least six people have been killed and they are looking for ten more people who are missing. This region and these people...
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By Kason Bloom, Missionary to Ecuador Although the past year has been filled with many sad news stories of COVID-19 and the death that it has caused, one Ecuadorian couple in Quito has an uplifting story of long life and enduring marriage. Julio Tapia and Waldramina Reyes have just been officially declared the world’s oldest...
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In Leshan City, China, already one of the hardest-hit cities in the Sichuan Province by floods, had a chemical accident on August 20th.  Thick smoke surrounded the chemical plant, emitting a strong odor.  Residents suspected a chlorine leak.  Local authorities confirmed that there was an accident, however the leak is now under control.  This prompted...
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Orignal Aritcle: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/08/29/horses-being-killed-ritually-mutilated-emptied-of-blood-across-france/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+breitbart+%28Breitbart+News%29 Over the last few months, horses across Northern France have been being attacked, bled out, and mutilated. Police are flummoxed as to the motivations behind these cruel and gruesome attacks. Some have theorized that it could be related to the rites of an unknown cult or perhaps a “challenge” relayed via social...
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Riots have broken out in the town of Malmo, Sweden after Korans were burnt in the street. The Korans were burnt in reaction to the far-right party “Hard Line” not being allowed to hold a meeting. Rioters threw stones at police and burnt tires late on Friday night. Several arrests have been made. This unrest...
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