Former Auschwitz Camp Attracts Record Number Of Visitors


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Slice_01WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A record number of more than 1.5 million people have visited the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland last year, officials say. The announcement comes ahead of commemorations marking the liberation of what became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Group: ‘Uzbekistan Fines Christians For Praying At Home’


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uzbekistan-mapTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian families in Uzbekistan faced uncertain future Wednesday, May 14, after receiving massive fines for meeting in a private home to read the Bible and pray together, church members and rights investigators said. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov were fined along with another member of their home church in October 2012 for unregistered religious activity and teaching religion "illegally".

NEWS WATCH: Palestinian Ambassador Dies In Prague Explosion

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ambassadorPRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)-- The Palestinian Foreign Ministry says it will send a delegation to Prague to help investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, who died Wednesday, January 1, in an explosion.

NEWS WATCH: Lenin Statue Toppled At EU Rally In Kiev

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

KIEVUPDATEKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- As many as half a million Ukrainians have participated in a pro-European Union rally in the capital Kyiv, where many toppled the statue of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and called for the president to step down. Sunday's rally was the biggest demonstration since the pro-freedom Orange Revolution in 2004.

NEWS WATCH: Kyrgyzstan Imposes State of Emergency After Gold Mine Riots

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BARSKOON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The government of Kyrgyzstan has imposed a state of emergency on a northern district to  protect one of the world's highest goldmines from protesters after clashes with police injured dozens of people.

Kazakhstan Threatens To Extradite Detained Uzbek Pastor


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

BUDAPEST/ASTANA (BosNewsLife)– Kazakhstan has threatened to extradite a detained Protestant house church pastor to his native Uzbekistan where he faces up to 15 years imprisonment for "illegal" religious teaching and Christian literature distribution, BosNewsLife monitored Saturday, November 24.

NEWS WATCH: Billionaire Takes Over As Georgia’s Prime Minister

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TBILISI, GEORGIA (BosNewsLife)-- Georgia's parliament has approved a billionaire as the former Soviet nation's new prime minister and endorsed his government, following the recent October 1 parliamentary elections. Bidzina Ivanishvili began his first official full working day Friday, October 26, after lawmakers voted 88-54 for his cabinet.