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'Heal our land', Christians pray as violence flares in Cameroon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:54 BST

This follows a bomb attack in Bamenda city on Thursday. According to local media, the blast injured three police officers.

Russian Pentecostal pastor seeks political asylum in Germany

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:01:58 BST

An evangelical Christian pastor from Russia has described how he has fled his homeland to seek political asylum in Germany because he says he fears being imprisoned as a terrorist.

Nigeria is failing to protect Christian farmers from Fulani attacks, says major new report

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:54:45 BST

the report also warns that herders' attacks on farmers have 'spawned dangerous political and religious conspiracy theories'.

Call for servant leadership in Africa and 'zero tolerance for corruption'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:51:53 BST

Africa was starved of good leadership, Jerry Gana told the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) forum.

Resurrection of devastated Iraqi town of Karamles offers signs of hope

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:22:29 BST

Christian families are starting to return to the devastated Iraq town of Karamles and weekly church services have started again.

United Nations to investigate ISIS war crimes in Iraq

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:18:28 BST

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to investigate ISIS' crimes against humanity and possible genocide in Iraq.

How a Ugandan judge cracked a billion-dollar corruption ring

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:48:28 BST

Lady Justice Bamugemereire was a judge in the anti-corruption division of the High Court in Uganda. Her commission uncovered a $2.5bn racket to syphon money away from a major roadbuilding project.

Mexico quake rescue efforts continue amid political recriminations

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:31:04 BST

As the arduous search through mountains of debris continued, signs of exhaustion crept in following Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake that killed at least 282 people.

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, kills at least 35 in Caribbean

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:17:12 BST

The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands, including St Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.

Church collapse kills 11 including baby in Mexico earthquake tragedy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:55:32 BST

During a child's baptism, 11 members of one family died including the two-month-old girl being christened when the roof of a church collapsed during the major earthquake which struck central Mexico on Tuesday.

Christian teenager in Australia sacked by Madlin Sims for opposing same-sex marriage could take legal action

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:07:05 BST

A Christian teenager in Australia who was sacked for saying on Facebook that she would vote 'No' to same-sex marriage is entitled to make a legal claim under discrimination law, according to legal experts.

Aung San Suu Kyi rounded on by world leaders: 'Now is the time to take action'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:58:26 BST

Myanmar's defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under mounting pressure over her handling of the crisis in the Rakhine State where nearly half a million of the Rohingya minority have fled in less than a month.

The unseen culprits behind human trafficking

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:32:07 BST

The horror of sexual slavery: If we truly want to rid the world of this, we must approach it in all its complexity.

Marawi Bishop pleads with Philippines President Duterte to allow displaced families to return home

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:25:27 BST

The Catholic Bishop of Marawi appealed to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their war-torn city, as he also urged Christians to help Muslim communities there.

Donald Trump at UN: President accused of 'hate speech' but evangelicals praise 'best speech ever'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:04:03 BST

Donald Trump has been accused of 'hate speech' after he used his first major address at the United Nations to heavily criticise fellow members.

How can Christians mobilise Africa's youth to help rebuild their continent?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:53:07 BST

The focus is on youth as African Christian leaders, young and old, meet this week in Youandé, the Cameroon capital for this year's African Biblical Leadership Initiative forum.

Senior French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin faces trial for not reporting child abuse

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:06:23 BST

A senior French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, is to be tried on charges of failing to report historical child sexual abuse.

Mexico mourns its dead as search continues for earthquake survivors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:02:22 BST

The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 216 people, nearly half of them in the capital, less than two weeks after a powerful tremor killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country.

India 'wants to chase away Catholics' as Church-run hostel shut down

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:49:14 BST

A Catholic bishop in India is accusing the local government of trying to 'harass Catholics' after it closed a church-run local hostel, moving the boys to a state run boarding school.

We may have to destroy North Korea, Trump tells UN

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:56:45 BST

His words about North Korea drew the strongest reaction, with loud murmurs filling the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall.