NEWS WATCH: Ukraine's Tymoshenko On Hunger Strike Against "Fake" Election

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s detained former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has launched a hunger strike to protest alleged vote rigging in Sunday's parliamentary election. Western observers have also expressed concerns about the ballot, in which the ruling Party of Regions claimed victory, while a far-right party entered the political arena for the first time.

Iran Sentencing Christians To Year Imprisonment For Conversion, Evangelism

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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Iran has sentenced an evangelical pastor, his wife and two other church workers to one year imprisonment each because they were involved in evangelism and converted from Islam to Christianity, Iranian Christians and rights activists told BosNewsLife Wednesday, October 31.

Cuba Pastor Asks Government To Let Him Leave

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a major network of independent churches was awaiting an answer from Cuba's leadership Wednesday, October 31, after urging the government to let him leave the Communist island with his family after years of imprisonment and reported harassment.

BREAKING NEWS: Billy Graham Chaplains Rush As Super Storm Sandy Kills Dozens In US

By BosNewsLife Americas Service

NEW YORK, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Crisis-trained chaplains of the organization founded by famed evangelist Billy Graham rushed to devastated regions in the United States as the death toll of super storm Sandy climbed to at least 39.

NEWS WATCH: International Observers Condemn Ukraine's Elections As "Setback"

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- International observers have questioned Ukraine's democratic credentials saying Sunday’s parliamentary elections were overshadowed by "a lack of transparency" and abuse of power.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Church Bomb Blast Kills 4; Deadly Reprisals

By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria

KADUNA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in Nigeria's volatile city of Kaduna on Monday, October 29, after a suicide bomber drove his vehicle packed with explosives into a Catholic church Church, killing at least four worshipers, wounding nearly 100 and triggering deadly reprisal attacks, officials said


NEWS WATCH: Ukraine's Ruling Party Claims Victory In Controversial Vote

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspodent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-government voters in western Ukraine have expressed concern that the party of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. Sunday's vote was overshadowed by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Her fans and others say the outcome will lead to more social tensions and split the former Soviet nation.