INDIA CITIZENSHIP REGISTER COULD SEE MILLIONS BECOME STATELESS

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30 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police were deployed in India’s border state of Assam on Friday, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people stateless, many of them Muslims. For the last four years, residents of Assam have been scrambling to…

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WEEK 11: Surrender

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Surrender is a foreign concept to most Christians – especially in the 21st century. Everybody likes to hear that they have “victory in Christ”, that they have “won the war” and that they are “on the winning team”. What most Christians fail to realise is that we are actually prisoners of war. Yes, it is…

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THE SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

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29 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: BLOOMBERG) -There’s a new surprise member of the world’s safest cities club. Washington D.C. has entered the top 10 in the Safe Cities index for the first time, while Hong Kong is a noticeable no-show after plummeting down the rankings. Tokyo took the No. 1 spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s…

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EXPLOSIONS HIT GAZA POLICE CHECKPOINTS

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28 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) -Explosions hit two police checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding several other Palestinians, the Hamas-run interior ministry said, declaring a state of emergency after the blasts. Such attacks on Hamas, which has the most powerful armed apparatus in the enclave, were rare. Interior ministry…

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ISRAELI DRONE STRIKES IN LEBANON ” EQUAL TO A DECLARATION OF WAR”

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27 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -Israeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and a Palestinian official said, further raising tensions in the Middle East. The strike came a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed in a stronghold of the…

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HONG KONG PROTEST SEES FIERCEST CLASHES YET

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26 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas. Sunday’s protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators…

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EU PILES PRESSURE ON BRAZIL OVER AMAZON FIRES

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23 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France saying they could block a trade deal with South America. Bolsonaro has rejected what he calls foreign interference in domestic affairs in Brazil, where vast tracts…

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WEEK 10: Trust Fall

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“When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, ‘Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?’ He asked this only to test him, for He already had in mind what He was going to do.” John 6:5-6, NLT)   On a recent trip to the…

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SUDAN’S HAMDOK TAKES OFFICE AS NEW PRIME MINISTER

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22 AUGUST 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was sworn in on Wednesday as leader of a transitional government, and he vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority. The appointment of the renowned economist came as General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of the military…

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