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September, 2019
Volume 45, Number 3
  
23 July 2019
Greg Kandra




Airstrikes on a busy Syrian market killed dozens of people on Monday, turning buildings into piles of rubble. (video: Al Jazeera/YouTube)

At least 27 killed in attack on Syrian market (AP) Multiple airstrikes hit a busy market in a rebel-controlled town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 27 people and turning several buildings into piles of rubble, according to opposition activists and a war monitor. Shortly after the strikes, state media said rebels shelled a government-held village, killing seven…

Lynching attacks worry church leaders in India (UCANews.com) Church leaders in India have concerns of further civilian unrest after mob attacks killed eight people in three separate incidents over the weekend. In the latest incident on 20 July, a group of more than 10 men beat and killed four people — two men and two women — in the Gumla district of Jharkhand state. The four deceased, all aged between 60 and 65, came from three different families…

Israel begins tearing down Palestine housing (The New York Times) Israeli equipment arrived before dawn on Monday and began clawing at the first of 10 Palestinian apartment blocks that were scheduled for demolition because the government said they were built too close to its security barrier in a Palestinian area of the West Bank abutting Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem…

Sri Lanka’s bombed church re-consecrated (Vatican News) A Catholic church north of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, was re-consecrated on Sunday, three months after it was badly damaged in a string of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday that rocked the Indian island nation. St Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Negombo city, unveiled a stone monument inscribed with the names of 114 people who were killed in the 21 April attack, during the re-consecration ceremony that included Holy Mass…



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