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Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores were still stranded.

A car is stuck in a flooded road by heavy rain in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020 (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said.

Parts of Africa have faced the biggest locust outbreak in 70 years, and now a second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sven Torfinn/FAO via AP)

Devastating locusts have swarmed much of eastern Africa by the millions, and in northwest Kenya they're still expanding, threatening to cut off the food supply in the African country if they aren't caught and killed quickly.

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Tensions are high in Hong Kong after the communist regime in China approved a contentious new national security law that took effect today. The law has already led to hundreds of arrests and sent shockwaves through those fighting to keep Hong Kong's independence.


CBN News has learned that more than thirty faith leaders have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to increase critical COVID-19 funding resources to other countries as they negotiate additional emergency funding for the pandemic. 

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul’s former 6th-century Greek Orthodox cathedral and architectural wonder of the world – could soon become a mosque.


A new report out of the UK is sounding the alarm about the potential genocide of Christians in Nigeria.


India has seen a sudden increase in attacks on Christians as more people are circulating since the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.

According to International Christian Concern (ICC), eight separate attacks have taken place in two weeks involving radical Hindu nationalist groups that are physically assaulting Christians and damaging their property.

Security personnel surround the Stock Exchange Building after gunmen's attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 29, 2020. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people - two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen.   


This month, in the rocky mountains of Skardu, Pakistan, researchers have uncovered a mysterious 1,200-year-old cross weighing up to three tons.