Twenty Christian leaders were among 110 people killed in a plane crash in Cuba late last week, according to authorities.

The Cuban Council of Churches reportedly confirmed that 10 evangelical pastors and their wives, all from the Church of the Nazaren, were among those who died when the

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Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang region, the world’s most surveilled area, according to the Wall Street Journal. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor.

“Re-education” camps in China’s far-western Xinjiang region hold hundreds of thousands of people – possibly even over a million – a

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Menacing dogs, violent bosses and a house left empty because its inhabitants are always working - these are the grim images of family life created by Indian children raised in bonded labour.

A series of drawings by children rescued from forced labour in brick kilns,

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The leader of the Indonesian church most badly damaged by the  suicide bombing attacks  on Sunday, 13th May, has said he “can’t imagine” how much greater the damage could have been had the attacker detonated the bomb  inside  the church.

Rev Yonathan Budiantoro of Surabaya Pentecostal Church, told

Ten people, mostly high school students, have been killed and a similar number wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas school.

In the deadliest US school attack since the shootings in Florida in February in which 17 died, the gunman allegedly walked into an art class at Santa

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A case that began with police in Algeria stopping a Christian suspected of carrying Bibles in his car ended yesterday with a large fine for the church leader.

A judge in Tiaret, 600 kilometres south-west of Algiers, on Wednesday denied pastor Nouredine Belabed’s appeal of

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A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls' rights across the region.

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse


An interfaith group of more than 1,100 leaders is urging US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appoint a new US envoy to fight anti-Semitism after the post has been vacant for more than a year.

“Mr Secretary, anti-Semitism starts with Jews, but doesn’t end there: when

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Britain's inaugural anti-slavery chief Kevin Hyland has resigned after almost four years, saying he was proud to have put the fight against slavery firmly on the national agenda but frustrated by government interference in his role.

Mr Hyland, appointed independent commissioner in 2014 as part

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At least 10 people, including five children, have been killed in an attack on a college in South Sudan teaching theology, education and business, according to the Christian charity Open Doors International.

Three guards and five students – one secondary and four primary school pupils


The Good Book is shaping up to be a good draw on the crowded landscape of museums in the nation’s capital.

The Museum of the Bible, the newest tourist attraction near the National Mall, has drawn 565,000 visitors since it opened six months ago, according to museum figures

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A new "plastic-free" logo launched in Britain on Wednesday will allow shoppers to identify products with plastic packaging, as companies come under growing pressure to use green alternatives.

Eight million tonnes of plastic - bottles, packaging and other waste - are dumped into the ocean

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A church in Nepal has been bombed and three other churches attacked by arsonists over a five-day period, reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

Arsonists attacked Hebron Church in Hilihang Rural Municipality, in Nepal’s eastern district of Panchthar, on 9th May; Emmanuel Church, Doti, in the country’s

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Violence and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa forced 15,000 people from their homes every day in 2017, double the previous year's figure, an international monitoring centre said on Wednesday, urging more help for those displaced within their own countries.

The region accounted for nearly half the




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