In a warning to Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new nuclear policy that allows him to use atomic weapons even in response to a non-nuclear attack.
Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo neared declaring an Ebola outbreak in its eastern provinces over, health officials on Monday announced a new cluster has emerged on the other side of the African nation.
At least three people reportedly died as a powerful cyclone roared ashore near India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday. Cyclone Nisarga was the most severe storm to threaten the city of 20 million people in more than 70 years, forcing many to flee the area.
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U.S. prosecutors have charged a white Minneapolis police officer with the more serious charge of second-degree murder for allegedly pressing his knee on the neck of unarmed black man George Floyd, who later died.
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Thousands of demonstrators ignored social distancing rules across Europe on Wednesday to protest against police violence and racial injustice.
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The state of Minnesota will start an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) policies and procedures over the last ten years, to determine if officers “engaged in systemic discriminatory practices,” the Star Tribune reported. The inquiry follows the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after an arresting officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes as he lay face down on the road, unarmed and with his hands cuffed behind his back.
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It is highly unlikely the US will approve Israeli advancement of plans to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank on July 1, a well-placed source told the Times of Israel (TOI) Wednesday. A central condition of US approval is that a joint US-Israel mapping committee must conclude its work on delineating the exact borders of the territory Israel would annex. According to the TOI source, it could take the committee weeks, if not months, to complete this task.
Tony Dungy, the first African American coach to win the NFL Super Bowl, said Saturday that healing for a deeply divided US “has to start with those of us who claim to be Christian.” In a Twitter post about the police killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests and rioting that followed, Dungy said Christians “can’t be silent.” Most important, Dungy said, is for Christians to follow the Apostle Paul in his exhortation: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
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