BREAKING NEWS: North Korean Christians: ‘Children Die On Streets’ (UPDATE)

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(ADDS BACKGROUND, DETAILS, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar reporting from the Netherlands and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center 1557583344_l1PYONGYANG/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in North Korea said Wednesday, November 25, a massive famine has broken out in their autocratic-ruled nation with many children "dying" while security forces send malnourished people to labor camps for allegedly refusing to join the "100-Day Battle."

Millions Pray For Persecuted Church

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 3881BUDAPEST/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians from Vancouver to Vladivostok were praying Sunday, November 8, for persecuted Christians, amid reports of increased repression in several countries around the world.

Supporters Detained Missionary Launch Freedom Balloons For North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 200412240029_00SEOUL/NEW YORK (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of American Christian missionary Robert Park, who is believed to have been detained in North Korea, launched hundreds of balloons on New Year's day with texts calling for freedom in the isolated nation.

NEWS ALERT: Christian Broadcaster Boosting North Korea Programs Amid War Threat

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos broadcasterPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region. TWR's announcement came after South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea was expected to conduct a nuclear capable missile launch Thursday, April 11, a development that prompted that country and the U.S. to increase their military alerts levels.

China Urged Not To Repatriate North Korean Defectors

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged China not to forcibly repatriate ten North Korean defectors, including a four-year-old child, who were detained by police in Shenyang city.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Leader’s Ex-Girlfriend Executed Amid Bibles Discovery

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos girlfriendSEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- The ex-girlfriend of North Korea's autocratic leader Kim Jong-un and nearly a dozen others have reportedly been executed after some of those detained were found to have Bibles in their possession.

Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013

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By BosNewsLife News Center north-korea1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012,  according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.

Pope Hopeful About Trump-Kim Meeting Despite Rights Abuses

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VATICAN CITY/PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed hope that a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump...

NEWS ALERT: Christians Among 80 Executed In North Korea, Source Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NORTHKOREAYESPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Tuesday, November 19, that Christians were likely among some 80 people who were recently executed by North Korean officials across the country. Last week, a South Korean newspaper, the JoongAng Ilbo, reported that the coordinated killings of what officials considered "criminals" took place in seven different cities on November. 3.