NEWS WATCH: UN Says 1,000 Die In Ukraine Since Ceasefire;US Concerned


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

donetskimageKIEV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has arrived in Ukraine, where he was to announce an increase in American nonlethal aid for the nation’s fight against pro-Russian separatists amid a rising death toll, though talks about more serious weapons were not excluded. His arrival came after the United Nations said nearly 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a ceasefire was agreed between the fighting parties in September.

NEWS WATCH: Battles Rage In Eastern Ukraine As Government Rejects Ceasefire


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KYIV,EPA1462750_Articolo UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Fighting raged Sunday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian separatists for a cease-fire to prevent what they called a "humanitarian catastrophe." At least one person was killed and 10 injured in the latest shelling that started early Sunday and continued throughout the day, officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army “Bombs” Christian Kachin; World Urged To Intervene


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

burmaNAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.

Hindu Militants ‘Attack Christians’ As Police Watch



By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm remained Saturday, November 27, in several villages of India's troubled state of Orissa after Hindu militants reportedly attacked local Christians as police forces watched nearby.