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Chinese Christians resist government plan to remove crosses

Beijing: Resistance is growing among China’s expanding Christian community to a government campaign to remove crosses from churches in a wealthy coastal province. The campaign initially centered on one ...Read More...

Church clashes with Italy’s right over boat migrants

Rome (AFP) – High-ranking members of the Italian Church on Monday slammed politicians who peddle anti-immigrant ideas to win votes — sparking a heated row with Italy’s right wing. ...Read More...

Environmental activists arrested while reading Pope Francis’ encyclical

New York — Environment activists in New York have enlisted the help of the Holy Father to help further their cause. Thirteen protesters arrested while forming a human blockade ...Read More...

Nepali constitution could render Christianity illegal

Nepali Christians fear that proposed amendments to Nepal’s new constitution, likely to come into effect on Monday (10 August) after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could eventually render all ...Read More...

North Korea creates new time zone

Seoul: North Korea is creating its own time zone, moving its clocks back by 30 minutes to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule, the official ...Read More...

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka: A 40-year-old secular blogger was hacked to death at his flat here on Friday by five machete-wielding assailants. This is the fourth such brutal murder in Bangladesh this ...Read More...

China removes cross from church after month-long protest ends

Beijing: Chinese authorities Friday removed a cross from a church after Christian protesters ended a month-long sit-in on the building’s roof in a bid to protect the cross from ...Read More...

Thailand man jailed for 30 years for ‘insulting’ Royals on facebook

Bangkok: A Thai man was jailed for 30 years today for “insulting” the monarchy on Facebook, in one of the toughest known sentences passed under the junta-ruled kingdom’s draconian ...Read More...

UN calls for stronger workplace policies for nursing mothers

United Nations: The UN has called for better support systems and policies for working mothers to enable them breastfeed their babies as it marked the start of the annual ...Read More...

Old church building in US being renovated as Sikh temple

Chicago: The Sikh community in a major city in the US state of Illinois will have their first gurdwara soon by converting a 30,000 square feet foreclosed building that ...Read More...
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