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EGYPT TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON MEDIA, SOCIAL NETWORKS
20 MAR 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – Egypt’s top media regulator put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers, if they are deemed a threat to national security.
AID AGENCIES SCRAMBLE TO RESCUE PEOPLE FROM MOZAMBIQUE FLOOD
19 MAR 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains. International aid agencies and government officials are scrambling Tuesday to rescue families trapped by the floodwaters from rivers that have burst their banks and are still rising. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said the death toll could go as high as 1,000 from the cyclone and flooding. Although emergency workers caution they do not know if the fatalities will reach that estimate, they say this is the most destructive flooding in 20 years.
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE MOSQUE SHOOTINGS: UNCOVERING THE GOOD AND THE SAD IN THE MIDST OF THE UGLY
18 MARCH 2019 – Any tragedy has the potential to make us either better or bitter. The lessons in the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shooting are clear – the tragedy should be mourned, the good that came from it should be celebrated and the failures should be acknowledged and rectified.
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