BREAKING NEWS: US Christians Pray After Nightclub Attack Kills 50; More Violence Feared

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

os-deputies-investigating-fatal-shooting-outside-florida-mall-20160205ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BosNewsLife)-- Prayer vigils are held in the U.S. state of Florida and nationwide for all victims of the country's worst-ever shooting incident that killed 50 people and injured 53 in a gay nightclub, Christian officials said.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns

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

hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Benedict XVI Resigns Citing Poor Health

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting from Vatican and BosNewsLife Research

popehealthVATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI, who oversaw the Catholic Church through nearly eight turbulent years, says he will resign on February 28 because of health reasons. "Before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are [no] longer suited to an adequate exercise" of his position as head of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics, he said in a statement Monday, February 11.

NEWS WATCH: UN Court Acquits Kosovo’s Ex-Premier For War Crimes; Serbia Furious

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia has condemned a United Nations tribunal in The Hague for acquitting Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and two of his aids of war crimes against Serbs and other civilians. The ruling, made in a retrial, was welcomed in Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia after a bloody conflict.

Czech Parliament Approves Return Of Church Properties

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Parliament has approved a plan to return billions of dollars in church properties that were confiscated by the previous Communist regime. The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic has welcomed the deal, after years of negotiations.

NEWS ALERT: Democrats Booing “God”, “Jerusalem” At Convention

By BosNewsLife's Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten in Israel and BosNewsLife's Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center

CHARLOTTE/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- United States President Barack Obama prepared to accept the nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention, after a turbulent attempt by delegates to remove references to "God" and "Jerusalem" from the mission statement of his party.