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Growing national voter fraud scandals

Growing national voter fraud scandals

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Ukraine: Unstoppable government to assault immoveable supporters of democracy

Ukraine: Unstoppable government to assault immoveable supporters of democracy

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Who or what is a dictator?

Who or what is a dictator?

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Promises, promises: Obama's promises not to interfere with religion

Promises, promises: Obama's promises not to interfere with religion

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Paraguay's presidential election is a huge step for democracy

Paraguay's presidential election is a huge step for democracy

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China blocks BBC English-language reports

China blocks BBC English-language reports

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Pakistan: Christians still fearful following release of Rimsha Masih

Pakistan: Christians still fearful following release of Rimsha Masih

Accused of blasphemy by Islamists, a 14-year-old disabled girl had been held for 3 years in jail. While she has been released on bail, Christians fear reprisals in Muslim-dominated Pakistan. Masih was airlifted by helicopter because of threats.

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Julian Assange in asylum: Will he find press freedom in Ecuador?

Julian Assange in asylum: Will he find press freedom in Ecuador?

Is President Rafael Correa of Ecuador bent on taking up the mantle of regional leadership in South America by granting asylum to Julian Assange?

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Persecution (is) complex: Are we indifferent to indifference?

Persecution (is) complex: Are we indifferent to indifference?

Do Christians deserve extermination in a kind of cultural karmic retribution?

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Thought for the Day: Let us unite for freedom!

Thought for the Day: Let us unite for freedom!

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Small-town bureaucrats shut down teen hot-dog vendor

Small-town bureaucrats shut down teen hot-dog vendor

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ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

Luis Moreno Ocampo is stepping down as prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. That China and the US refuse to join, he says, is proof that governments take the ICC seriously. He says he has no plans for politics in his native Argentina.

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Paraguay: 'institutional coup' places heavy burden on embattled President Franco

Paraguay: 'institutional coup' places heavy burden on embattled President Franco

While some speak of a rout by police of unarmed peasants at Curuguaty, an eyewitness saw police killed by rounds fired by well-trained snipers. Peasant occupiers were armed with rifles and Molotov cocktails.

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Venezuela's ailing President Chavez resorts to anti-Semitism

Venezuela's ailing President Chavez resorts to anti-Semitism

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Blind Chinese dissident video now in English

Blind Chinese dissident video now in English

Blind activist calls on Chinese leaders to protect his family.

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How the Muslim Brotherhood perverts democracy for its own purposes

How the Muslim Brotherhood perverts democracy for its own purposes

Only drunks, druggies and adulterers, reject Sharia, says the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt's Coptic Christians beg to differ. What the Muslim Brotherhood says in English is quite different from what is said in Arabic for Muslim consumption.

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From democracy to soccer, Zambia?s successes offer example for all - Ban

From its commitment to democracy to its soccer victory in the recent Africa Cup of Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the Government and people of Zambia for serving as a shining example to the continent and the rest of the world.

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'To Hell with You': Obamacare's demands on Christian conscience

'To Hell with You': Obamacare's demands on Christian conscience

Obamacare would force Catholics and others to choose conscience over healthcare.

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Democracy As 'The Best Revenge' In Pakistan

While the political crisis that has beset Pakistan is seen as do-or-die for its civilian government, the country's powerful army is also feeling the heat amid signs of public opposition to any explicit military intervention.

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A Separation: a film with insight into contemporary Iran

A Separation: a film with insight into contemporary Iran

'A Separation' is a contender for the Golden Globes award on January 15. The family drama has been well received in Iran and Europe, having won the Golden Bear Award at Berlin.

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Syria: Assad's snipers taking toll among civilians

Syria: Assad's snipers taking toll among civilians

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Cuba prepares a welcome for Pope Benedict

Cuba prepares a welcome for Pope Benedict

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Sri Lanka: Budget 2012: no democracy for the Sri Lankan people

The new budget, which dedicates too much to military spending, could increase the public debt and widen the gap between rich and poor. “Financial activities also have a religious dimension that must be taken seriously,” says the chaplain for the Young Christian Workers Movement.

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What dictator Kim Jong Il's death means to the world

What dictator Kim Jong Il's death means to the world

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Congo unsettled by challenge to election results

Congo unsettled by challenge to election results

Opposition to the re-elected President Kabila extends to the Congolese diaspora in neighboring African countries, and Europe. Congo at risk after the re-election of Kabila; the main opponent disputes the results.

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India: Christians demand investigation of church arson

India: Christians demand investigation of church arson

Christians are united in Maharashtra State in India in demanding a probe of the gutting of a 150-year-old Christian church.

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Occupy Wall Street, Drug Lords, and the re-birth of US internal security

Occupy Wall Street, Drug Lords, and the re-birth of US internal security

Why don't more American drug lords get arrested?

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Pope says Catholic Church defends values, does not impose faith

Pope says Catholic Church defends values, does not impose faith

Benedict XVI met with new German ambassador, taking an opportunity to denounce discrimination against women and defend Church's role in Europe.

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A Hungarian survivor of communism recounts her flight to freedom

A Hungarian survivor of communism recounts her flight to freedom

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Bishop Lori offers a 'Catholic vision of freedom for all'

Bishop Lori offers a 'Catholic vision of freedom for all'

Bishop William Lori of Connecticut testified before the US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on the inroads of the Obama Administration into freedom of religion.

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Endangered Freedom of Religion in America is Put to a Supreme Court Test

Endangered Freedom of Religion in America is Put to a Supreme Court Test

A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC could forever alter freedom of religion and conscience in America.

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Guatemala: Chronic hunger and malnutrition

Guatemala: Chronic hunger and malnutrition

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Argentina: Cristina Fernandez apparently re-elected to presidency

Argentina: Cristina Fernandez apparently re-elected to presidency

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