WEEK 2: Consequences

30th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Then they said to him, ‘Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?’ And he said to them, ‘I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea…

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US WARNS OF MAJOR CONFLICT WITH NORTH KOREA

28th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 APRIL 2017 – U.S. President Donald Trump said a major conflict with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control. Trump, speaking to Reuters on Thursday, said he wanted to peacefully resolve the crisis, possibly…

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US CONDUCTS INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST IN SHOW OF POWER

27th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

27 APRIL 2017 – The US has conducted a missile test to demonstrate its “national nuclear capabilities” amid ongoing tensions with North Korea. Military officials said the test involved the launch of intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Minuteman 3 rocket, which was carrying a non-explosive load, travelled 4,200 miles…

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CHINA LAUNCHES FIRST DOMESTICALLY-BUILT AIRCRAFT CARRIER

26th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

26 APRIL 2017 – China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, designed in China and built in the…

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CHILD TRAFFICKING THRIVES IN NEPAL

25th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

25 APRIL 2017 – April 25 marks the 2nd anniversary of the earthquake in Nepal which left 9,000 dead, more than 700,000 homes destroyed and at least three million people in dire need of assistance. “Two years have passed, the country is still on its knees but there is little or no information about the…

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MASS GATHERING FOR PRAYER IN SOUTH AFRICA

24th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 April 2017 – A crowd gathered at Bloemfontein on Saturday to pray for justice, peace and hope in South Africa at a national prayer service themed: ‘It’s Time”. The initiative, which is a brainchild of internationally acclaimed evangelist Angus Buchan, trended on social media. According to the organisers, their posts on social media platforms…

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WEEK 1: Opportunity of a Lifetime

24th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before Me.’ But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down…

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RESULTS OF FRANCE’S FIRST-ROUND ELECTIONS

24th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political outsider, having never run an election campaign before. After topping Sunday’s vote, he is now favourite to win the run-off on 7…

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HUNT FOR JOSEPH KONY IS OVER

21st April 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 APRIL 2017 – The hunt for Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), infamous for chopping off limbs and deploying child soldiers, is over according to a statement by the Ugandan army on Wednesday. Due to the LRA movement having been significantly weakened and several of its leaders killed and…

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JAKARTA CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR CONCEDES DEFEAT TO MUSLIM RIVAL

20th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

20 APRIL 2017 – Jakarta’s incumbent Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has conceded defeat in the race to become the city’s new governor after unofficial results showed former Indonesian education minister taking the polls. So-called quick counts by 10 research companies on Wednesday showed Anies Baswedan, a former cabinet minister, winning 58 percent of votes in the head-to-head…

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