NEWS ALERT: US Missionary Bae and Miller Return Home From North Korea Prison

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BosKenneth Bae WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The last two Americans held captive by North Korea have returned home and one of them, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, thanked those who supported him with prayers and advocacy.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Frees U.S. Missionary and Other American

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released American missionary Kenneth Bae, who his family said was imprisoned for his Christian faith, along with fellow U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller, BosNewsLife learned.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

North Korea Underground Christians “Omitted” From Church Summit

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service north-korea1PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's "underground Christians" were "omitted" from a "historic" North-South church summit involving church leaders from South Korea and dozens of other countries in Geneva, Switzerland, a mission official complained Tuesday, August 12.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife missionaryBEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.

NEWS ALERT: Concerns Over Detention Australian Missionary In North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service missionarySEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns were mounting Wednesday, February 26, over the whereabouts of an elderly Australian Christian missionary, more than a week after he was detained in North Korea. John Short, 75, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang last Sunday, February 16, while openly expressing his Christian faith during on what was his second mission trip to the isolated Communist-run nation, his wife told media.

US Missionary Returned To North Korea Labor Camp

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary has been returned to a harsh labor camp in North Korea, despite international concern about his health. The 45-year-old Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen detained for 15 months, was transferred from a hospital to the camp on January 20, a State Department spokesperson said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 9.

Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013

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By BosNewsLife News Center north-korea1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012,  according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.

NEWS ALERT: Christians Among 80 Executed In North Korea, Source Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NORTHKOREAYESPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Tuesday, November 19, that Christians were likely among some 80 people who were recently executed by North Korean officials across the country. Last week, a South Korean newspaper, the JoongAng Ilbo, reported that the coordinated killings of what officials considered "criminals" took place in seven different cities on November. 3.

Global Gospel Broadcaster TWR’s Asia Broadcasts Threatened By Earthquake, Flooding

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service podcast-of-guam-transmitter-dedicationHAGATNA, GUAM (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio was struggling Friday, September 20, to keep its programs to North Korea, China and other Asian nations on the air following an earthquake, heavy rains and storms around its transmitters on the Pacific island of Guam, an official said.