Top Weekly Stories from for 04/28/2018

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim   Apr 23, 2018 10:28 pm

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April 17), resulting in burns on 80 percent of…

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Minnesota School Bus Driver Removed From Route for Praying With Students   Apr 21, 2018 06:14 pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A school bus driver and pastor in Minnesota was recently removed from his route for praying with students on the way to school. George Nathaniel, 54, has been driving students to Nasha Shkola charter school for the past year, and over the winter months, he began a tradition of prayer during the trip. The school is focused on Russian…

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Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate   Apr 22, 2018 09:26 am

(The Independent) — Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine,” which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could be used by…

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Emergency Hearing Scheduled After Alfie Evans Survives Night Following Withdrawal of Life Support   Apr 24, 2018 11:27 am

Photo Credit: Save Alfie Evans/Facebook LIVERPOOL — An emergency hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. UK time today after toddler Alfie Evans survived the night following the removal of his life support. “Ventilation support was withdrawn at 9:20 p.m. . Contrary to all the expectations of the doctors, Alfie continued to breathe independently,” the Christian Legal…

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Iran Tells Israel: ‘Our Fingers Are on the Trigger, Missiles Are Ready to Launch’   Apr 22, 2018 09:15 am

(Newsweek) — The second-in-command of Iran’s most elite force has warned Israel against moves that further threaten Tehran’s interest in the region, especially Syria, where the West and its allies have targeted Syrian government positions. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards, said Friday that a war between Iran and…

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UK Judge Again Rejects Parents’ Request to Allow Alfie Evans to Be Transported Abroad for Experimental Treatment   Apr 24, 2018 06:18 pm

LIVERPOOL — A judge in the family division of the UK’s High Court of Justice has again rejected the request of the parents of Alfie Evans to allow the child to be transported abroad to hospitals willing to take him for experimental treatment. Evans’ case marks at least the third of its kind in the past year where the UK courts have rejected parents’ pleas to obtain…

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Navy Upholds Inclusion of Bible on POW/MIA Table Following Mikey Weinstein Complaint   Apr 21, 2018 12:00 pm

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The U.S. Navy has upheld the inclusion of the Bible on a “missing man” table at a Naval hospital in Okinawa, Japan after an organization that seeks to separate the Messiah from the military submitted a complaint about the Bible’s presence and a notation of America being “one nation under God.” “As one of nine symbolic references on the…

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Parents of Alfie Evans Seek to ‘Build a Bridge’ With Hospital, Ask Supporters to ‘Return to Everyday Lives’   Apr 26, 2018 06:09 pm

Photo Credit: Kate James/Facebook LIVERPOOL — The parents of Alfie Evans have issued a statement asking their supporters to “return back to their everyday lives” and to allow them to “build a bridge” with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where their son has remained since December 2016 due to an undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition. “We are very…

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University of New Mexico Erects ‘Free Speech Zone’ Signs to Alert Students of ‘Uncomfortable’ Speech, Including Gospel Preaching   Apr 25, 2018 06:13 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a newly-devised policy, the University of New Mexico has enacted a practice of erecting signs to advise students that a “free speech zone” with potentially “uncomfortable” or “controversial” content is ahead, including this week when a gospel preacher visited the campus to talk about repentance and faith in Christ. The controversial…

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California Man Who Fatally Stabbed Pastor Outside Home Sentenced to 38 Years to Life   Apr 27, 2018 10:49 am

SALINAS, Calif. — A California man who fatally stabbed a pastor last year with a drywall blade after he stepped out of his house to pray for him has been sentenced to 38 years to life behind bars. Servando Silva, 39, did not speak at his sentencing, but the wife and three daughters of Herbert Valero of Victory Outreach Church in Salinas delivered victim impact…

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