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  1. An official says 42 people including 27 students who were abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed.
  2. As the U.S. prepares to re-enter into negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, some say the Islamic Republic's persecuted prisoners must be part of the deal.
  3. Hundreds of girls are missing after a large group of gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria early Friday morning, residents say.
  4. A husband and wife who recently converted to Christianity were bullied then banished from their village in northeast India for refusing to renounce their faith.
  5. Christian preacher Voddie Baucham has faced a series of difficult moments recently with his life on the line, but he says God's mercy has allowed him to persevere and overcome these obstacles. 
  6. During an appeal hearing in Moscow over the weekend, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny unveiled his newfound faith in God as he continues to fight for his freedom and his dream of leading Russia away from the authoritarian grip of Vladimir Putin.
  7. This week, Jews around the world will celebrate the Holiday of Purim, which commemorates events chronicled in the biblical book of Esther. In our darkest days, if understood correctly, this fascinating story can serve as a beacon of hope and an inspiring call to action. The message of Esther is more relevant today than ever before.
  8. The eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna Saturday marks the fourth time within the past four days.
  9. Sixteen people were killed and a Catholic church burned down when Islamic terrorists attacked a village in the African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  10. James Coates, the lead pastor of GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, has been jailed for holding in-person worship services amid ongoing pandemic restrictions.
  11. Of any country, Saudi Arabia has about the farthest to go when it comes to religious freedom, however, few countries can boast of the surprisingly significant changes coming out of the kingdom.
  12. While Communist China moves aggressively to spread its influence throughout the Pacific region and around the world, the government is expanding a crackdown against people of faith at home.
  13. The deacon, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he remains in Axum, said he helped count the bodies and assisted with burials in mass graves. He believes some 800 people were killed that weekend at the church and around the city, and that thousands in Axum have died in all. 
  14. Two Christians in Lahore, Pakistan, have been charged with blasphemy after Muslims objected to their Bible study in a local park last weekend. 
  15. More than 500 churches in the United Kingdom have joined a nationwide initiative welcoming immigrants from Hong Kong. The legal immigrants are fleeing a Chinese communist crackdown which has taken away the freedom of speech, religious liberties and has landed pro-democracy activists in prison. 
  16. Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
  17. Gunmen attacked a school in Nigeria’s north-central Niger State early Wednesday, killing at least one student and abducting more than 40 people including students and teachers, according to officials. 
  18. Trailblazing Christian music artist Carman Licciardello, known to fans simply as Carman, has died.
  19. Christian preacher Voddie Baucham is asking fellow believers for prayers as he and his wife, Bridget, are “walking through the darkest valley we have ever faced.”
  20. Widespread protests continue to roil the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar for the third week following a military coup.