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Singapore is a relatively new country. A former British colony, it gained independence from Malaysia in 1965. At the time of independence, Singapore would have been considered a third-world country. Through strong leadership and multiple government programs, Singapore quickly developed into the modern, first-world country it is today.  Singapore is a city-state meaning the whole...
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For the last two hundred years, the village of Yoro, Honduras has experienced an unusual yearly phenomena–raining fish! Once or twice a year after a massive rainfall, villagers will find hundreds of tiny fish flopping around in the streets. The citizens of Yoro collect the fish and thank God for the provision. A team of...
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There has been an increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia on foot. Chile has seen around 200 migrants a day cross its borders, braving the harsh altiplano terrain almost 4,000 feet above sea level where temperatures can drop to below 0C. Border towns, themselves without sufficient electricity,...
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Freedom of the press is something we often take for granted in the United States, but the desire for that freedom is not unique to our country. Nicaraguans desire that same freedom; however, new laws passed in Nicaragua have limited the press. Under the “Special Cybercrime Law,” passed in October 2020, a journalist who writes...
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In late 2020, a pastor in Bremen, Germany, was fined for “inciting hatred” against homosexuals in a highly publicized trial. The pastor, Olaf Latzel, addressed the biblical definition of marriage in a private Bible study group for couples in his church. The court system’s decision to fine Mr. Latzel for his remarks at a private...
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As many countries worldwide are beginning to find relief from the COVID pandemic, Brazil is begging its citizens to stay home and take precautions as they experience the worst outbreak of cases they have seen since last year. Many believe this outbreak has resulted from mass gatherings for government elections in November, Christmas and New...
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Sandwiched between Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, Paraguay has become a key trans-shipment point in drug trafficking and smuggling. A major marijuana producer, Paraguay has also transformed into a pivotal route for Andean cocaine and a sanctuary for criminals and gang-affiliated drug organizations. According to The Rio Times, one Brazilian gang in particular, the powerful and...
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Last week, eight people were injured in a stabbing attack in Vetlanda, Sweden that could be terror-related. A twenty year old man reportedly used a knife to attack people in the town which is 210 miles south of Stockholm. Sweden is a country of over 10 million people with very few missionaries. Please pray for...
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An inquiry in Colombia has found that 6,402 civilians were killed by the military between 2002 and 2008 and falsely passed off as enemy combatants. The army’s aim was to pass the civilians off as left-wing rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to boost its kill rate and give the impression it...
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Haiti’s citizens are in a state of civil unrest as fear of current President Jovenel Moïse grows rapidly. According to public and government records, President Moïse’s last day in office should have been February 7, 2021. That date is exactly five years from when he stepped in after the previous president’s term ended in 2016....
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