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Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

Aug 1, 2014

Sudanese apostate arrives in U.S. with family

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived in the United States on Thursday, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” and later by cheering supporters ...

Jul 29, 2014

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student ...

Jul 29, 2014

Islamic State militants open office for hopeful wives

Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al-Qaida offshoot, a monitoring group said Monday. The office in al-Bab, a town northeast of the city of Aleppo, records the ...

Toppled crosses in China spark defiance

Jul 28, 2014

Toppled crosses in China spark defiance

The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. The next day, a church member used his own welding torch to put it back. He was promptly detained ...

Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Jul 28, 2014

Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her apartment to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain’s southern coast. “I did not want my two ...

Jul 25, 2014

Thailand to relaunch women-only train carriages

Thailand’s railway authority said on Thursday it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages along main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month. The State Railway of Thailand said in a statement ...

Jul 24, 2014

Global fight against poverty slowing, U.N. report finds

Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its ...