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Barnabas weekly newsletter 28 April 2011

Country/Region: United Kingdom, South and East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, China, New Zealand, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Pakistan, Libya, Finland, Africa

Latest international news
The tragedy of Ivory Coast

A senior Christian leader, who has been trapped inside his home in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, for three weeks by the post-election violence, shares his analysis of the developing situation exclusively with Barnabas Fund.

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Burnt out vehicle in Ivory Coast
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Scores of Christians arrested in China for worshipping in public

Members of one of Beijing's largest house churches were arrested for the third Sunday in a row as they tried to worship outdoors in China's capital city.

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Violent Muslim protests continue in Nigeria following re-election of Christian

Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in Nigeria as enraged Muslims continue to protest against the re-election of Christian president Goodluck Jonathan.

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Christian women in Nigeria, which has been beset by post-election violence
Killer of Christian brothers given death penalty in Pakistan

The killer of two Christian brothers falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been sentenced to death in a rare case of justice for the country's maligned Christian community. But the news comes amid further arrests of Pakistani Christians on lurid blasphemy allegations.

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Rashid and Sajid Emmanuel
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What future for Libyan Church as foreign Christians flee violence?

The Church in Libya is being massively depleted as thousands of foreign Christians flee the country to escape the violence, while many who stay are effectively in hiding.

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The church in Libya is composed almost entirely of expatriates
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Latest Operation Nehemiah news
Does New Zealand halal meat finance Islamic mission?

Operation Nehemiah can reveal that some of the money paid by consumers in Britain for halal meat is apparently being used to finance dawa (Islamic mission) and Muslim construction projects in New Zealand.

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Mosque of the Muslim Association
of Canterbury, New Zealand
Finland pastor charged and threatened for criticising wanted man

A Finnish Lutheran church leader has been charged for inciting racial hatred after he described one of the world's most wanted men as a terrorist.

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Flag of Finland
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Christian electrician wins right to display cross

The Christian electrician who faced dismissal for refusing to remove a cross from his work van dashboard has won the right to display the symbol after a dramatic U-turn by his employers.

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