PAT ROBERTSON RETIRES AS HOST OF ‘THE 700 CLUB’, HANDS OVER TO SON

The evangelical leader Pat Robertson said on Friday that he was stepping down as host of the “The 700 Club” after more than 50 years at the helm of a program that channeled Christian conservatism into millions of American homes and turned him into a household name. “It’s been a great run,” Mr. Robertson said on the show, adding that his son Gordon Robertson would take over as host. Mr. Robertson, 91, made the announcement at the end of the broadcast on Friday, the 60th anniversary of the Christian Broadcasting…

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POPULAR SOUTH KOREAN PASTOR, YONGGI CHO DIES AT 85

Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, has passed on at the age of 85. This was announced via his official Facebook page on Tuesday. The announcement read, “Dr David Yonggi Cho has gone to be with Jesus. At the age of 85 (1936-2021). “David Yonggi Cho (born 14 February 1936 as Paul Yungi Cho) is a South Korean Christian minister. “With his mother-in-law Choi Ja-shil, he is cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation. “You are forever in our hearts, we thank…

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COUP IN GUINEA: SOLDIERS DETAIN PRESIDENT CONDE

Soldiers who staged an uprising in Guinea’s capital on Sunday said in a short broadcast on state television that they have dissolved the constitution and the government in the West African state. However, the defence ministry said an attack on the presidential palace by mutinous forces had been put down. Heavy gunfire had broken out near the presidential palace in Conakry on Sunday morning, with several sources saying an elite national army unit led by a former French legionnaire, Mamady Doumbouya, was behind the unrest. An unidentified soldier, draped in…

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AFGHAN PRESIDENT FLEES COUNTRY AS TALIBAN TAKE OVER POWER

Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining thousands of his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking the country. The Taliban fanned out across the capital, and an official with the militant group said it would soon announce the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul. That was the name of the country under Taliban rule before the militants were ousted by U.S.-led forces after the 9/11…

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SEXUAL HARRASSMENT: NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO RESIGNS

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he was resigning after a withering report from the state’s attorney general alleged he had sexually harassed multiple women, heading off impeachment proceedings. “And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you,” Cuomo said. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will serve…

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