World Briefs

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11 July 2014

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Game over: Brazilian team members David Luiz and Luiz Gustavo react after their team lost the World Cup semi-final game against Germany, by 7 goals to 1, on Tuesday. Both players are known for their pronounced Christian faith 

Game over: Brazilian team members David Luiz and Luiz Gustavo react after their team lost the World Cup semi-final game against Germany, by 7 ...

Cathedral sanctuary attacked by militia in CAR

AN ATTACK on St Joseph's RC Cathedral, Bambari City, in the Central African Republic, on Monday, has left at least 20 people dead and 22 injured, Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported on Tuesday. The cathedral was sheltering 12,000 people when its grounds were invaded by armed Muslim civilians, and members of a Muslim rebel coalition, CSW reports. 

Floating fleet boosted at anniversary ball

A BALL held on the 35th anniversary of the charity Mercy Ships has raised £130,000. The charity was started by Don and Deyon Stephens, in 1978, when the first Mercy Ship was bought as a means of bringing medical care to the world's poorest people. The charity now runs a fleet that has visited 54 countries, and served more than 2.42 million people. 

Kenyan Christians threatened in beach-resort leaflets

LEAFLETS threatening Christians with death have been distributed in Lamu, a beach resort in Kenya, The Times reported on Wednesday. "We are warning all you Christians, and the government of Kenya: if you kill our Muslim brothers, we will kill thousands of people," the leaflets said. It is understood that that they were produced by al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist group based in Somalia.

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