China demolishes Christian megachurch

Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taliban-style persecution”. China’s officially atheist Communist authorities are wary of any organised movements outside their control, […]

FLASH: M5.5 Earthquake hits central Iraq

An earthquake was felt at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media. The tremor and its aftershocks caused some panic in central Baghdad, with residents exiting […]

FLASH: 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits northern Sudan

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Thursday hit Merowe area in northern Sudan, some 350 km north of the capital Khartoum, according to the Public Authority for Geological Research of Sudan’s Minerals Ministry. “Earthquakes have occurred in […]

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