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WARMER WEATHER SEES INCREASE IN MIGRANTS CROSSING MEDITERRANEAN

19th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

19 APRIL 2017 – Warm weather and calm seas usually spur smugglers to send migrants across the Mediterranean come spring. But aid groups say another timetable might be behind a weekend spike: the start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard patrols designed to prevent migrants from reaching Europe. Over Easter weekend, rescue ships plucked about 8…

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US HINTING AT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST NORTH KOREA

18th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

18 APRIL 2017 – America’s Vice President has made an unannounced visit to world’s most heavily militarised border and told North Korea “the era of strategic patience is over”. At the beginning of 10-day visit to Asia, Mike Pence delivered remarks that were the latest suggestion the US would do anything to force Pyongyang to…

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WEEK 20: Psalm 67

17th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

“May God be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favour so that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, God; let all the peoples praise You.” (Psalm 67:1-3, HCSB) This was the Psalmist’s prayer for the house of Israel. In the…

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TURKEY’S ERDOGAN DECLARES REFERENDUM VICTORY

17th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

17 APRIL 2017 – President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast and its three main cities, including the capital Ankara…

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RUSSIA, SYRIA AND IRAN WARN OF GRAVE CONSEQUENCES IN RESPONSE TO US MISSILE ATTACK

14th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

14 APRIL 2017 – Russia has denounced last week’s US attack on Syria and warned further such action would derail global security. The US has said its strike on a Syrian air force base was in response to the Syrian government, which it blamed for launching a deadly chemical attack in the rebel-held town of…

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AHMADINEJAD RETURNS

13th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

13 APRIL 2017 – In a surprise move, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s former president, has registered as a candidate for next month’s presidential election. Ahmadinejad had previously said he would not stand after being advised not to by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, saying he would instead support his former deputy, Hamid Baghaei, who also registered on…

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LESS THAN
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ISIS NOW CONTROLS LESS THAN SEVEN PERCENT OF IRAQ, DOWN FROM 40% IN 2014

12th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

12 APRIL 2017 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, down from the 40 percent it held nearly three years ago, an Iraqi military spokesman has said. Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support are now battling ISIL inside second…

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US DEPLOYS NAVY STRIKE FLEET TO KOREAN PENINSULA

11th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

11 APRIL 2017 – North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The statement from Pyongyang comes as tensions on the divided peninsula are high because of U.S.-South Korea…

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WEEK 19: Priorities

10th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

“So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew…

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COPTIC CHURCH HIT BY TWO EXPLOSIONS KILLING 36

9th Apr 2017 . by incontext_adm

10 APRIL 2017 – [UPDATE] DEATH TOLL AT 44 – PRESIDENT ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI DECLARED THREE MONTH STATE OF EMERGENCY  ——— Two explosions at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday left at least 36 people dead and injured dozens of others as a day of worship in the besieged Christian community turned to destruction and…

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