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Pope Remains Silent on Religious Freedom in His First Interview on China

In his first interview on China, Pope Francis urged the world not to fear the communist country's fast rise and sent Chinese New Year's greetings to the Chinese people and President Xi Jinping, but didn't raise the issue of religious restrictions.

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ISIS Video Shows English-Speaking Child Beheading Prisoner

The Islamic State has released a new chilling execution video showing an indoctrinated child jihadi declaring in English that IS will meet its enemies in the Syrian town that fighters believe the final apocalyptic battle against the West will be fought before going on to behead a defenseless prisoner.

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Sweden to Deport 80,000 Migrants as Europe Toughens Asylum Policies

The Swedish government has said that as many as 80,000 migrants are set to have their asylum applications rejected and be deported out of the country, as Finland and Germany also announce tightened asylum policies in a bid to respond to to the ongoing refugee crisis.