‘2,300 Albanians Converted At Evangelism Festival’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 2,300 people have made public "decisions to follow Jesus Christ" or asked for spiritual help during Albania's largest evangelistic festival in recent history, organizers said Thursday, September 27.

Burma Crackdown On Local Bible Studies, Worship, report

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Burma, also known as Myanmar, are imposing new restrictions on Christian and other religious activities in the Kachin State region, an influential religious rights group said Monday, October 31

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Prime Minister Urges Anti Hate Speech Legislation Amid Right-Wing Attacks

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest HUNGARY EXTREME RIGHT GUARDBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany has urged all political parties to urgently implement strict legislation against hate speech amid concerns over far right groups in the country. He made the comments over the weekend in Budapest at an international conference on combating racism in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe.

NEWS WATCH: Experts Exhume Bodies of Romanian Dictator, Wife

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Forensic analysts have exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, who were executed in 1989. It comes after relatives raised doubts that the couple was really buried in Romania's capital Bucharest.

NEWS WATCH: EU Concerned About Hungary’s Deadly Toxic Flooding

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union says flooding in Hungary that has killed four people and injured more than 100 others could affect half a dozen nations as poisonous mud threatens to enter the Danube River, one of Europe's main waterways. The flooding began on Monday when a dam holding back toxic waste at a metals plant burst west of the Hungarian capital.

Uzbekistan Jails Baptists, Threatens Church, report

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By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.

NEW EUROPE: Hungary Building Anti-Migration Fence Despite International Protests

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Morahalom, Hungary FullSizeRender (3) MORAHALOM,HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Despite international protests, Hungary has begun building a huge anti-migration fence along its 175 kilometer (109 miles) border with Serbia. Some 900 soldiers are involved in the project using materials provided by inmates. Hungary's government says it is crucial to stem the flow of migrants choosing the Balkans route to reach Europe as an alternative to the dangerous boat trips that have killed many.

NEWS WATCH: Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Army Plane; Dozens Killed

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

vatiphotoKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukrainian officials say dozens of people have died after pro-Russian forces shot down a military aircraft in the east, amid heavy fighting and U.S. concerns over Russian tanks entering the country. 

‘Saint Nicholas’ Bones In Russia After 1,000 years

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- For the first time in nearly 1,000 years bone fragments of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures, have been moved from an Italian church to Russia where huge crowds of Orthodox faithful were expected to visit the relics. The historic move follows talks between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.

Austria Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Silent Night

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VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Austria is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". The peaceful song about the birth of Jesus that became a crucial part of Christmas celebrations, was sung publicly for the first time in December 1818 in an Austrian town. A series of exhibitions underscore that first Christmas concert.

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