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By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai wins World Children’s Prize, donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old advocate for girls’ education, has donated $50,000 in prize money to rebuild a Gaza school that was damaged in the Israel-Hamas war.    Yousafzai was awarded the World Children’s More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Asia Bibi lawyer confirms plans to appeal death sentence

Just after a court upheld a death sentence from blasphemy charges against a Pakistani Christian, Asia Bibi, her lawyer proclaimed their intentions to appeal yet against. Bibi has been sentenced to hang for her faith More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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‘Homeland’ season 4, ep 5 preview: Claire Danes’ Carrie has more tension with Quinn, Rupert Friend

Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) relationship with her lead source, Aayan Ibrahim (Suraj Sharma), will reportedly get more complicated and therefore, complicate the situation with Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Pakistani court confirms death sentence for Asia Bibi, jailed four years for blasphemy

The Lahore High Court (LHC) in Pakistan on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy four years ago, while her lawyers vowed to appeal the verdict. Asia Bibi, a mother of five, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Pakistan: Blasphemy charges against Christians dropped after battle over graveyard

Over fifty Christians in Pakistan have been cleared of blasphemy charges after the resolution of a Muslim gang and their false accusations towards Christians over a land dispute. The Christians were originally charged More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Corey Stoll on his ‘Homeland’ season 4 role

Fans don’t know too much about the new season of Homeland, the popular espionage show on Showtime, and how Carrie (Clarie Danes) will entertain without Brody (Damian Lewis). Corey Stoll doesn’t offer More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Fear of racism allegations linked to silence of sexual abuse, trafficking of 1400 children by Muslims

The sexual abuse and the trafficking of  at least 1400 children went unreported in the United Kingdom due to fears of being branded racist for identifying the perpetrators as Muslim men. “Children as young More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Teen Christian girl in Pakistan kidnapped and raped, family threatened not to complain

The rape of a teen Christian girl in Pakistan has created outraged and increased tensions between Muslims, Christians and those calling for protection of religious minorities. Only one of the rapists has been jailed, More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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First teaser for ‘Homeland’ season 4: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, violent Pakistan

Fans of the hit Showtime show Homeland get their first glance at season 4 in a hot new teaser. Claire Danes is back as Carrie with the action headed to Pakistan. Joined by Quinn (Rupert Friend) for the first time More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Rand Paul: End aid to Pakistan over treatment of women, Christians – notes Asia Bibi

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called for an end to American foreign aid to Pakistan in the name of both persecuted young women and the persecution of Christians. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Another ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death reported in Pakistan, 3rd of the year in Karachi

For the third time in a month, a man from Pakistan’s largest city has succumbed to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a Samaa TV report, the 32-year-old man died at a private More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports fifth polio case of the year; additional cases reported in Nigeria, Pakistan

Three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported during the past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) today. Image/Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H. One additional case was reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Pakistan, Afghanistan account for nine new polio cases in past week

New cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in two of the world’s endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has put the total polio cases for the year over the century mark during the past week, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Bowe Bergdahl free as Obama administration attacked by GOP for freeing ‘hard core terrorists’

Many in Washington on unahppy and concerned over the prisoner sway for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Saturday. Bergdahl has been held by Taliban for five years and was freed in exchange for five militants from the US More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Farzana Parveen, pregnant Pakistani woman, stoned to death for refusing arranged marriage

A pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned and killed for refusing an arranged marriage, and marrying a man she loved instead. photo Applysense Farzana Parveen, 25, died from head trauma Tuesday after her family, led More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi case delayed for fifth time, court seeks to pardon TV staff

The Christian woman in Pakistan accused of blasphemy, sentenced to death, has had her appeal hearing delayed for a fifth time. Pakistan Christian Post reports Wednesday that Bibi’s appeal hearing “will More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Asia Bibi appeal hearing set for late May, she’s been jailed since 2009

The Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy law may finally get an appeals hearing after several delays, according to a new report on Monday. Asia Bibi, who allegedly spoke More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Haroon, 22-year-old Christian, murdered for not converting to Islam

A Christian man in Pakistan was murdered on Wednesday for not converting to Islam. The man worked at an Islamic center sweeping the floors, where he was mocked for his beliefs before being shot and killed, according More...

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