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Around the World
UN expert predicts global food crisis may be 10 weeks away
The world only has 10 weeks worth of grain left, the lowest levels ever seen, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine is creating a "seismic" threat to global food supplies, Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker told the United Nations Security Council.
Top Russian Diplomat Quits Over War In Ukraine
A top Russian diplomat resigned Monday to protest against Moscow’s “aggressive war” in Ukraine despite concerns about his safety.
Anthony Albanese Sworn In As Australia’s PM
Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister after outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat in Friday’s parliamentary election.
Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe
A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu says case against him ‘dead’ as prosecutors forced to revise indictment
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared the main criminal case against him "dead," after state prosecutors were forced to alter the charge sheet, Israeli media reported last week.
US Mediating Talks Between Egyptians, Saudis and Israelis
The Biden administration has been quietly mediating among Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt on negotiations that, if successful, could be a first step on the road to the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Inside the United States
Appeals Court: Florida Law on Social Media Unconstitutional
Conservatives have lost a round in the battle over holding social media accountable for stifling their opinions on the web.
US: ‘Christian Unvaccinated Cadets Not Commissioned’
Three U.S. Air Force Academy cadets who declined COVID-19 vaccinations citing their Christian faith won’t be commissioned as military officers but will be awarded their degrees, officials said.

Christian News
Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors
Armed with a secret list of more than 700 abusive pastors, Southern Baptist leaders chose to protect the denomination from lawsuits rather than protect the people in their churches from further abuse.
Eritrea: Christians continue to worship God despite brutal persecution
Christians in Eritrea continue to worship Jesus Christ despite being tortured and imprisoned as enemies of the state, Christian Today reports.
Nigeria: Islamic State release video showing execution of 20 Christians
Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released a video showing the execution of 20 men the group said are Christians in Nigeria’s Borno state, Christian Today (CT) reported Saturday.
India: Christians wait for authorities to investigate policeman who burned down church building
Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh state are waiting expectantly for authorities to take action against a Hindu police officer who they believe burned down their church building earlier this year because he did not like their worship services, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. As persecution against Christians by Hindu extremists continues to intensify, believers report that obtaining justice is difficult because police officers are being radicalized by Hinduist hardliners.
Nigeria: Armed police stood by as Christian student was murdered
US human groups have virulently condemned the behavior of Nigerian armed policemen who stood by as Islamic extremists stoned a Christian student to death on her school campus in Sokoto state on May 12, Genocide Watch reports. In a further example of unchecked Islamic violence raging against Christians in northern Nigeria, student Deborah Emmanuel was murdered for allegedly insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammed in a Whatsapp post.

Worthy Watch
The Future Is Being Built by us?
Is the Freedom of Speech Threatened at Davos?
Davos to hold World Economic Forum
Is total biometric surveillance coming?
Around the World
Monkeypox Spreads Year After Global Exercise (Worthy News Investigation)
The world’s first global outbreak of monkeypox comes a year after an international biosecurity gathering simulated an unusual strain of the potentially deadly disease in Munich, Germany, according to a report obtained by Worthy News.
WHO In Emergency Over Monkeypox Cases
The World Health Organisation (WHO) was in an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the “largest and most widespread” outbreak of monkeypox “ever seen in Europe” and North America.
Germany To Deliver Tanks To Ukraine
In a historic turnaround, Germany says it will deliver 15-anti aircraft “Gepard" tanks backed by trainers to Ukraine. It is a remarkable move for a nation still reeling from World War Two.
Russia Claims A Victory Amid Concerns About Churches In Ukraine
U.S President Joe Biden rushed to sign a new $40 billion package of military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Saturday as Russia claimed its most significant military victory in Ukraine so far, capturing Mariupol. Russia's claim came after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city of Mariupol to a smoking ruin in fighting that also impacted churches.
Lebanese Christian leader calls for Hezbollah’s grip on country to end
Lebanon’s hijacked sovereignty must be restored after an election denied the powerful Shiite terror group Hezbollah a parliamentary majority, said Christian leader Samir Geagea.
African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, U.S.
Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s government coalition crisis reaching an end
The crisis in Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s governing coalition will be over by Monday, sources in the coalition said Saturday night after meetings with Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi.

Inside the United States
‘Major Legal Victory’: VA Judge Rules Gender Identity Books Too Obscene for Minors
A Virginia Beach Circuit Court ruled that controversial gender identity books are obscene and access to minors should be restricted.
ICE data shows dramatic drop in deportations under Joe Biden
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data shows the Biden administration is removing far fewer illegal immigrants than former President Donald Trump, despite also having record numbers of illegal migrant encounters on the Southern Border.
Senate Democrats push major federal gun control initiative
Senate Democrats this week proposed a major new federal gun control policy, one that would significantly constrain firearm purchasing in the country via a licensing scheme under the Department of Justice.
Court Halts Biden Transgender Mandates: ‘Crippling for Countless Christian-Owned and Operated Businesses’
A federal district court has issued an order temporarily halting the enforcement of two Biden administration transgender mandates.
Hillary Clinton approved dissemination of Trump-Russian bank allegations to media, campaign manager testifies
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton approved the dissemination of materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media, despite campaign officials not being "totally confident" in the legitimacy of the data.

Christian News
Pakistan Pastor Facing Death For “Blasphemy”
The wife and friends of frail pastor Zafar Bhatti, Pakistan’s longest jailed blasphemy suspect, fear he may soon be executed or die of poor health.

Worthy Watch
White House Covid Czar Discusses Need for Yearly Vaccine
Pfizer Covid vaccine was just 12% effective against omicron in kids 5 to 11, study finds
Monkeypox Was a Table-Top Simulation Only Last Year
Biden Handling American Sovereignty to W.H.O.
Around the World
‘EU Digital Identity To Impact Christians’
The European Union reportedly tests a digital identity program for its citizens this year that critics fear could lead to the continent’s “Chinafication,” where Christians suffer.
Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender
Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, Russia said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer.
CPAC In Hungary Amid Security Concerns
America’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is holding its first-ever meeting in Europe to strengthen global ties despite security concerns surrounding delegates.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Knesset Member Resigns Which Could Lead to Early Elections in Israel
Knesset Member Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of the Meretz Party resigned from the government coalition on Thursday, sending shockwaves through the Israeli political system.
Israel To Join WHO Rules Despite Controversy
A prominent politician fears Israel will lose its sovereignty if it agrees to adjusted World Health Organization (WHO) rules.

Inside the United States
Alarming Number of Teachers Busted for Child Sex Crimes in 2022
At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.
House passes domestic terrorism bill following mass shooting in Buffalo
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that will enhance federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racially-motivated mass shooting that killed 10 in Buffalo over the weekend.
‘Attacked Because of the Uniform’: Violence Against Police Officers Surges as Gun Violence Hits All-Time High
The FBI and law enforcement agencies are working to stop surging violence against police officers as other violent crimes run rampant nationwide.
Evidence in Sussmann trial points to Clinton campaign’s link to a Trump-Russia collusion theory
Billing records introduced Wednesday in the trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann underscored the presidential campaign’s connections to the promotion of a now-debunked tale linking former President Donald Trump to Russia’s Alfa Bank.

Christian News
Nearly half of US pastors find congregants’ political views a challenge
A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that almost half of US Protestant pastors find their congregants’ political views and opinions about “nonessentials” a significant challenge in their ministry, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. Congregants’ political views ranked second only to apathy/lack of commitment on pastors’ list of most challenging things to deal with in ministry, the poll found.
Turkey: Archaeologists discover massive underground complex which likely sheltered persecuted Christians
Archaeologists in southeast Turkey have uncovered a gigantic 4-million-square-foot underground city that probably served as a refuge for persecuted Christians in the second and third centuries AD, Church Leaders reports.