From THE BBC:
Embattled Libyan ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli is tense ahead of possible protests later. Opponents of his government have reportedly been calling for rallies in the city after Friday prayers. There are unconfirmed reports overnight of mosques having been closed, arrests and the internet being shut down. Security forces have reportedly carried out a wave of detentions, killings and disappearances in the city in recent days.
From THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
A police official says a bomb blast has killed five worshippers and wounded several people at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. The worshippers had gathered at a shrine attached to the mosque to collect free food when the bomb exploded.
From ZIMBABWE INDEPENDENT:
Bishops from the Anglican Church’s five dioceses in Zimbabwe are now living in fear after receiving death threats from a faction allegedly linked to Bishop Nolbert Kunonga. Chad Gandiya of Harare, Ishmael Mukuwanda of Central Zimbabwe, Cleopas Lunga of Matabeleland, Godfrey Tawonezvi of Masvingo and Julius Makoni of Manicaland claimed that the faction hired assassins to eliminate them for blocking Kunonga from becoming Archbishop of the Province of Central Africa.
Tawonezvi said two men claiming to work for the faction visited him last month and confessed that they had orders to assassinate him and the other bishops because they were a threat to Kunonga’s ambition of being ordained archbishop.
Please pray for an abandoned dog (black GSD) someone abandoned/or was found at, my local community center. I heard the dog barking (locked up by the dumpsters), and inside, a woman was calling animal control "It's a vicious dog!" she said.
I went to check on the dog. Of course, s/he wasn't vicious AT ALL (merely distressed from being locked up). I put forth my hand, which was promptly licked.
I feel all kinds of torn, but I couldn't take the dog myself. Please pray s/he finds a loving home!
From F. Harry Stowe (Dorabelle's human):
Telephone report: all mass removed, with large margins; no bone or muscle involvement; awake and vocal (did I mention her one flaw -- here quietest voice is like an old dial telephone with the user interface on a stick and her most furious is that only louder and meaner sounding). I don't see her until 5 (11 GMT), but all sounds good.
Thank you one and all for thoughts and prayers. I am sure Dory sends her love, too.
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