BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Ruins Iraq's Oldest Christian Monastery


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monasteryBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's oldest Christian monastery has been reduced to rubble as part of the Islamic State group's crackdown on Christianity and relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers contrary to Islam, according to satellite images released Wednesday. January 20.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine foils Russian-backed terror plot

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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. The alleged plot added to tensions between the West and Russia, which on Saturday threatened to retaliate for new sanctions and warned it would never give up the Crimean Peninsula it annexed from Ukraine.

BREAKING NEWS: Evangelicals Urge New Scotland After Voters Reject Independence (News Watch)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

staff-fred-drummondLONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- The Evangelical Alliance Scotland (EAS) urged the nation on Friday, September 19, to unite and build a new Scotland "with Christian values" after most voters rejected Scottish independence in a historic referendum.

NEWS WATCH: Germany's Merkel Bloc Wins Ballot But Rocky Road Ahead

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Angela-MerkelBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won Sunday's parliamentary elections in Germany, but fell short of a historic absolute majority. Despite their strongest performance in a German national ballot for more than two decades, Merkel will face a tough challenge to form the next coalition, which could include political archrivals.

NEWS WATCH: Leftist Wins First Round Of Czech Presidential Race

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zemanPRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- Official results show former leftist prime minister Milos Zeman has won the first round of the Czech Republic's first direct presidential vote since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993.  Zeman, however, faces tough competition in a second round to replace the euro-skeptic Vaclav Klaus.

BREAKING NEWS: Neil Armstrong, First Man On Moon, Dies At 82 (Update)


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WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his wife said Saturday. Saying "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" Armstrong captivated the world by carefully walking on the lunar surface.