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Second South Korean Hostage Killed in Afghanistan

Authorities in Afghanistan confirmed on Tuesday that a second hostage has been killed by Taliban and his body has been found in the a southern region of the country.

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US, world Christian leaders urge curbs on arms after shooting

US and world religious leaders have noted the horrors that easy access to firearms can wreak, in expressing shock over a shooting rampage, the worst in US history, at Virginia Tech University which resulted in the deaths of at least 30 people.

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Haiti: World Bank Approves $1.25 Million Grant to Develop Community Programs in Cité Soleil and Bel Air

The World Bank approved a $1.25 million grant to support community projects and strengthen community-based organizations in Cité Soleil and Bel Air, two of the poorest and most violence-stricken slums in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

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Pope Benedict 'deeply sorry' about reactions to speech

Pope Benedict XVI has apologised for the furore caused by a lecture he made in Germany where he quoted a 14th century Christian emperor who had referred to the "evil and inhuman" aspects of Islam, an address that stirred ire from some Muslims...

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WCC general secretary criticises Israel, US, UK over Lebanon violence

The head of the World Council of Churches has accused the leaders of Israel, the United States and Britain of seeming immune to the continuing destruction of Lebanon and he has reiterated an appeal for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East.

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Korea churches urge Bush to talk and lift sanctions on North Korea

The head of Korea's National Council of Churches has written to US President George W. Bush urging the lifting of sanctions on North Korea and also the use of diplomacy to replace an armistice signed on the Korean Peninsula in 1953 with a peace agreement.

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Macedonian Authorities Deny Land and Permission to Construct Baptist Church Building

The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern has been informed that a Baptist Church in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje, is continually being ignored in its requests to expand its current building. For twenty months, church leaders have requested permission to extend their facilities or purchase land to build a new structure.

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