BREAKING NEWS: Survivors Searching For Loved Ones After Pakistan Blast Kills 72


By Xavier P. William, Special Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Lahore, Pakistan
extravictimsnowLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among those searching for loved ones Monday, March 28, after a suicide bomber ripped through the laughter of children killing at least 72 people and injuring more than 350 in a park in Pakistan's second-largest city of Lahore, where the Christian community celebrated Easter.

Churches Mourn Victims German Plane Crash


By BosNewsLife News Center

LubitzBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Churches have offered support for family members and relatives of the 150 people who died when a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France.

Rebels Release Polish Priest Amid Fighting In East Ukraine


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic Polish priest who was abducted by armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been freed, but his release did little to ease tensions as Ukrainian government forces advanced to the rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

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.

BREAKING: US Troops Search For Christian Girls; Christians Killed In Blasts


By BosNewsLife's Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent
nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- American soldiers are searching
for hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian Christian schoolgirls, after officials confirmed Christians were among victims in massive bomb blasts and other attacks that killed at least some 170 people. The White House made clear that "The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required."

BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Ukraine Prays For Victims Of Worlds’ Worst Nuclear Disaster

(AS UKRAINE PREPARES FOR A TURBULENT SPRING, BOSNEWSLIFE RE-PRINTS A KEY STORY BOSNEWSLIFE COVERED IN 2006). CHERNOBYL, UKRAINE

ChernobylreactornowCHERNOBYL, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh flowers in front of a small statue resembling the Virgin Mary revealed that at least some Ukrainians returned Wednesday, April 26, to the 30 kilometers (19 miles) "exclusion zone" around the country's leaking Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which exploded 20 years ago.