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CP World Report: Syria, Oklahoma Suicide, Human Trafficking, Yoga Ban

September 28, 2012|3:31 pm

Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He discussed the Iranian menace, saying a red line must be drawn….

A soaring number of refugees are fleeing the Syrian civil war. This week Wednesday was described as perhaps the worst day for the death toll since the uprising began a year and a half ago. Gunfire and heavy shelling in Hama, Lattakia and Aleppo saw 340 people killed.

As students at an Oklahoma school gathered for morning prayer, the silence was broken with what sounded like someone popping a juice box. It turned out to be a 13 year old student that took his own life with a gun. Now students are trying to cope.

President Obama has issued an executive order to strengthen his administration's fight against human trafficking. He praised the work of Christian groups saying they were answering the bible's call. Obama also called on Congress to renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. But Obama was not without criticism. Oklahoma Republican Representative James Lankford pointed out that the Obama Administration removed the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops as recipient of a grant to help victims of domestic human trafficking last year. And that was despite having the highest-ranking score and successfully administering the grant for the previous five years. Lankford said it was because that organization would not encourage victims of abuse to seek abortions.

A Catholic priest in England has banned a yoga class from taking place in his Southampton church hall because he says Yoga has its roots in Hinduism and is actually a Hindu spiritual exercise. Father John Chandler referred to Yoga as a different religious practice than that practiced by the Catholic Church. He says his Church was misled when the fitness instructor booked the hall for exercises but left out that spiritual yoga and meditation were part. While some people believe yoga should not be practiced by Christians, others have tried to redeem it by Christian-izing it. Holy Yoga for example incorporates Christian scriptures, prayer and music into each session.

Playing a game learned from youtube turned deadly for a young teen.

Now a warning is going out to parents and students to try to stop it from happening again.

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