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17th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

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KENYA ATTACK DEATH TOLL RISES TO 21; SIEGE OVER

17th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

17 JANUARY 2019 (AL JAZEERA) – Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds to flee, according to authorities. At least 50 people believed to have been in the compound remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising…

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CHRISTIANS FALSELY ENCOURAGED TO BOYCOTT McDONALDS

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

Messages on social media are encouraging Christians to boycott McDonalds because of a sculpture by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald.  Even though the sculpture is real, the truth is that McDonalds did not initiate or endorse this sculpture.  The full story is as follows: An art exhibit in Israel featuring a…

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UK’S MAY FACES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE AFTER BREXIT PLAN CRUSHED

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 JANUARY 2019 (AP NEWS) – British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of Commons’ vote — 432 votes against…

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MILLIONS EXPECTED TO THRONG INDIAN CITY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

16th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 JANUARY 2019 (REUTERS) – Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that began on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year. During the eight-week festival at Prayagraj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,…

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ZIMBABWE PROTESTS AFTER PETROL AND DIESEL PRICE HIKE

15th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 JANUARY 2019 (BBC) – Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. Burning tyres have been used to barricade roads and block bus routes. President Emmerson…

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TRUMP THREATENS TURKEY WITH ECONOMIC DEVASTATION IF IT ATTACKS KURDS AFTER US QUITS SYRIA

14th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

14 JANUARY 2019 (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST) – US President Donald Trump warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pull-out from Syria. Trump also warned the Kurds against provoking Turkey. Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal some of his latest thoughts in the slow…

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WEEK 8: Inside Out

14th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)   I have often looked at or listened…

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MYANMAR COURT REJECTS APPEAL OF JAILED JOURNALISTS

11th January 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 JANUARY 2019 (REUTERS) – A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a…

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