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160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A hospital director says 160 people were killed when a church roof collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria. Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital said mortuaries are overflowing and the final death toll likely will be much higher. Youth leader Edikan Peters said …

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Attacker obsessed with DAESH leader

JAKARTA, Aug 29, (RTRS): A knife-wielding Indonesian teen who tried to attack a priest at a church during a Sunday service was “obsessed” with extremist group Islamic State, a senior minister said on Monday. Indonesian authorities are increasingly worried about a resurgence in radicalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, …

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Decision soon on land for churches

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmed Al-Manfouhi has revealed plans for the allocation of new sites for the construction of churches in Kuwait based on requests submitted to it saying the issue will soon be referred to the Municipal Council to take an appropriate …

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Security at Christian places of worship a top priority: Interior – ‘Land of tolerance’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday reiterated keenness on security and safety of Christians and their places of worship, thanking them for interacting with such efforts. Today Al-Fahad received representatives of the churches in Kuwait, as part of coordination meetings with …

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Indonesia’s Aceh tears down churches

ACEH SINGKIL, Indonesia, Oct 19, (RTRS): Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of building permits, and following religious violence. Tensions are high among the ethnically and religiously diverse population of Aceh Singkil, …

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Old church emerges from falling reservoir

MEXICO CITY, Oct 18, (AP): Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in recent days, he also has been ferrying curious passengers out to see the remains of a colonial-era church that has emerged from the …

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