NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: ‘Russia Open For Peace Plan Amid New Fighting’


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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KIEV , UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A town in eastern Ukraine has came under heavy shelling by pro-Russian seperatists,  a day after the Russian and Ukrainian leaders met in Belarus, to discuss the escalating crisis in east Ukraine.

Health Scare Overshadows Release Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has urged the American government to allow him into the United States to receive medical treatment after years of alleged prison mistreatment.

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: 200,000 Iraq Christians Flee Islamic Militants; U.S. Air Strikes Ongoing


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Iraqi-Christian-child-sleeps-4X3BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians faced an unprecedented crisis Saturday, August 9, after fleeing Islamic militants who overran towns and villages in northern Iraq, while U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes in an attempt to halt the violent Islamists.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Hiding In Northeast Nigeria After Massacre


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian residents were among those hiding Saturday, August 9, in hills of northeastern Nigeria after Islamic militants killed more than 100 people in and around the Christian town of Gwoza, rights activists and local residents said.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: ‘Rebels Heard Shooting Down Malaysia Plane; 298 Killed’


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine has released what it says are intercepted phone calls in which pro-Russian separatists admit to shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, killing all 298 people on board. The Boeing 777 went down in eastern Ukraine while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Most of the victims, 293 according to Dutch officials, came from the Netherlands.