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35 Christians freed in Eritrea

Eritrea (MNN) — In a virtually unprecedented move, 35 Eritrean Christians have been released from prison. It’s welcome news in the often disheartening story of persecution in Eritrea. Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada says it all started almost two decades ago, when the Eritrean government decided that …

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Imran Khan takes over, concerns remain for Christians

Pakistan (MNN) — Former cricket player Imran Khan is taking the helm as Prime Minister following an election surrounded by controversy and violence. Khan replaces former PM Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted for corruption last year and sentenced to a 10-year prison term earlier this month. Despite this change in …

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Deaf children targeted for sexual crimes

India (MNN) — The same language barriers that limit Deaf understanding of the Gospel also make Deaf children appealing targets for sexual predators. “They don’t have anybody that they can tell if someone is taking advantage of them,” notes Rob Myers of DOOR International. “Sometimes, they don’t know what’s OK …

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Wildfires claim more than 80 lives in Greece

Greece (MNN) — Wildfires are a seasonal problem for Greece, but this year’s fires are anything but regular. “This year, there was a particularly bad series of wildfires in the greater Athens area, and that affected a lot of people,” says Tasos Ioannidis of AMG International. “More than 3500 homes …

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Andrew Brunson released from prison

Turkey (MNN) – After 21 months in Turkish prison and three court hearings, American pastor Andrew Brunson finally received good news yesterday. Brunson, who’s been serving in Turkey for over two decades, has been released from prison. Last week’s trial was preceded by rumors that Brunson would be released. However, the …

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