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Gargoyles get a new look on English church

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Built to last for hundreds of years, new gargoyles are being prepared for Gloucester Cathedral as part of a major restoration project. The ‘Freeminer’ Gargoyle offers a modern twist on the medieval ...

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US in secret talks with Venezuelan political boss to remove president

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The US is negotiating in secret talks with Venezuela’s socialist party boss to get him to agree to remove dictator Nicolas Maduro from power. Venezuela has been in a state of freefall ...

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US to cut foreign aid to wasteful or unlawful programs

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A senior Trump administration official says the White House plans to cut aid used to fund abortions in West Africa. It’s part of a new goal to redistribute America’s international foreign aid ...

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Jordan considers breaking peace treaty with Israel

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Jordan, a nation that could not exist without Israel’s generosity, is ramping up its spat with the Jewish State over allowing non-Muslim worshippers to be on the Temple Mount.  Some Jordanian lawmakers ...

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News Briefs: Robocalls, Afghan wedding massacre, Hong Kong and trade, China and drugs

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Here’s today’s news briefs: US authorities struggle in dealing with robocalls The billions of illegal robocalls inundating Americans are being facilitated largely by small telecom carriers that transmit calls over the internet, but authorities ...

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China warns Hong Kong: troops can arrive in 10 minutes

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Chinese military have posted a social media message containing that Chinese troops are at the ready at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, and warns they can arrive in Hong Kong within 10 minutes. The warning was widely viewed ...

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News Briefs: Tlaib may see granny, productivity surprises media, crocodiles

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Crocodile reaches into boat, snatches boy A 10-year-old boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a crocodile in the Philippines, said officials on Aug. 14. The boy was on board the boat with ...

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Omar, Tlaib banned from Israel over BDS support

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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the radical US Congresswomen who have both been accused of making antisemitic statements, are being banned from entering Israel over their support for an ...

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US reaches agreement with Turkey to protect Christians

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US negotiators have successfully pressured Turkey into respecting a safe zone for Syrian Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Northern Syria. After weeks of concern over a potential Turkish invasion ...

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Dangerous lead levels slow work on Notre Dame

Clean-up work on Notre Dame Cathedral and its neighborhood is scheduled to resume today after government monitors indicated lead levels are at life-threatening levels and halted work on Monday. One of France’s ...

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US moves to prevent Turkey from invading Syria

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In response to pleas from Syrian Christians and other religious minorities, the Trump administration has now acted to stop Turkey from invading the area.  US officials from the Department of Defense are ...

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Migrants from 40 countries heading to US border

Lured by promises of a better life, free health care and recent talk among Democrat presidential contenders of decriminalizing illegal border crossings, tens of thousands of migrants from 40 countries are preparing ...

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US to withdraw from Afghanistan with peace deal

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The US is preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan after making a proposed peace deal with the Taliban. Reports say that the troops will not leave until an agreement is ...

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China massing troops along border with Hong Kong

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Is China preparing to invade Hong Kong? World leaders, including the White House, are monitoring the sudden “congregation” of Chinese military and special unit police forces at the border with Hong Kong ...

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Switzerland suspends funding to Palestinian ‘refugee’ agency

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An ethics report that found gross mismanagement in the UN agency for Palestinian “refugees” has led to Switzerland to suspend all funding. The report discovered mismanagement and abuse of authority at the ...

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‘Christianity is an evil cult’: What Chinese students are taught

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This week the Trump administration announced plans to punish Chinese officials involved in persecution by preventing their entry into the United States. The moves comes as more evidence that the Chinese government ...

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These 526 deaths didn’t make the nightly news…again

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Unless you deliberately searched for it, you probably missed one of the most significant news stories of the past few weeks. After eight years of bloody fighting, the Syrian civil war may ...

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Boris Johnson to lead Britain as Prime Minister

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Just a few years ago, Boris Johnson was described as Britain’s version of Donald Trump. The outspoken and often brusk British politician seemed constantly at odds with the established British political class ...

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British library bans singing Bible stories to kids

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Volunteers from a church-run playgroup in the United Kingdom have been banned from a library for singing Bible stories to kids. The Noah’s Ark group would come to the town library in ...

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Pompeo announces international alliance on religious freedom

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WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each addressed hundreds of ministers, religious leaders, and others from 106 nations, to celebrate ...

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Gospel for Asia to work on behalf of child labor victims

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A mind-boggling 218 million children around the world are involved in child labor, with millions trafficked in forced labor and the sex trade, according to a new report released today by Christian ...

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Syrian Christians plead for protection

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President Donald Trump is expected to intercede on behalf of Syrian Christians pleading for protection. The US-backed Syriac Military Council (MFS) is calling on the United States to defend thousands of Christians ...

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EU to sanction Venezuela for torturing citizens

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The European Union is poised to draw up a fresh round of sanctions against the Venezuelan socialist regime, in response to evidence that its government is torturing political opponents. In a statement, EU foreign ...

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Child bomber blows up wedding in Afghanistan

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Citizens of Afghanistan are mourning after a child bomber carried out a suicide attack during a wedding in Nangarhar–a stronghold of both the Islamic state and the Taliban. The attack occurred Sunday when ...

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Oil tanker missing, Iran feared involved

A massive oil tanker is now missing after traveling through the Strait of Hormuz near the Persian Gulf and Iran. Authorities say it stopped transmitting its location and fear that Iran was ...

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