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Lone guard gives up life to stop terrorists

Four militants wearing suicide vests died while trying to storm a Christian neighbourhood near Peshawar in Pakistan last week. The Islamist militants were foiled by a Christian security guard who alerted authorities, but who died in the subsequent fighting.

Christians recapture village from ISIS

A Christian militia, the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, has said it has recaptured the village of Badanah from ISIS with the help of air strikes and local fighters.

Vatican official begins jail sentence over leaks

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda, who was found guilty of leaking Vatican documents, has begun his 18-month prison sentence.