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China establishes extraterritorial policing of its citizens abroad
A new report by the Safeguard Defenders human rights NGO reveals that China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up a worrying global policing program, including the establishment of police stations in New York City and Toronto, through which to establish extraterritorial control of citizens suspected of fraud and telecom crimes.
Russia Frees Detained Boss Of Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant
Russia has freed the director general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant after his detention raised concerns about safety at Europe’s largest atomic plant, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said.
North Korea tests missiles for 4th time this week in response to rivals’ army drills
North Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Breaks Silence to Blame US as Protests Enter 3rd Week – ‘Designed by America’
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests.
Britain Cancels High Income Tax Cut After Pound Troubles
Britain’s government has dropped plans to cut income tax for top earners, part of a package of unfunded cuts that sent the pound to record lows.
Brazil’s President Loses First Election Round
Brazil's tense presidential elections pitting right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro against left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, was heading for a run-off vote, electoral authorities confirmed Sunday.
Russia’s Putin Claims Ukrainian Territories As 23 Dies In Russian Strike
Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially declared four occupied territories in Ukraine to be part of Russia. He spoke as authorities said at least 23 people were killed and dozens more injured in a Russian rocket strike on a humanitarian convoy in south Ukraine.
Nearly 200 Killed In Indonesia Stadium Stampede
The death toll of the bloodiest post-game clash in Indonesia’s recent history between riot police and soccer fans rose to at least 182 people, team members said.
Ukraine Recaptures Key City As US Provides Billions More In Aid
Ukraine on Saturday recaptured the key eastern city of Lyman, a day after Russia annexed four Ukrainian territories.
Russian President Putin Signs Decrees To Annex Ukrainian Territories
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed decrees for the occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be formally annexed into Russia.
Lebanon receives written US-brokered proposal for maritime border deal with Israel
The United States handed over a long-negotiated written proposal to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Saturday to potentially resolve a maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon.
Lapid: Proposed maritime border deal with Lebanon safeguards security, economic interests
A pending agreement to solve Israel and Lebanon’s long standing maritime border dispute answers all of the Jewish state’s security and economic requirements, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises To Over 80
The death toll of Hurricane Ian past 80, while residents in the U.S. state of Florida and the Carolinas faced recovery costs expected in the tens of billions of dollars.
Ohio legislators introduce ‘Parents Bill of Rights’
Ohio school districts would not be able to discourage or prohibit parental involvement in decisions about their child’s mental health if the General Assembly passes a recently-introduced Parents Bill of Rights Act.
Newsom signs bill allowing state to revoke out-of-state parents’ rights over trans kids
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Thursday allowing California to take "temporary emergency jurisdiction" over a child that traveled to the state for transgender drugs or operations, stripping parents of their authority over their kids.
Uganda: Two Christian women violently attacked, one killed
One Christian woman in Uganda has died and another was hospitalized last month after apparent attacks by Muslim relatives enraged at their conversion to Christ, Morning Star News reports.
Pastor Beaten In Malaysia After Reporting Child Rape To Police
Pakistani pastor says he is recovering from his injuries in Malaysia, where he was nearly beaten to death by attackers for filing a police report against the suspect who allegedly raped his 9-year-old daughter.
Former Jailed Pakistan Christian In Thailand With Family (Worthy News Investigation)
Imran Ghafur Masih, the Pakistani Christian who spent some 11 years in a Pakistani jail for “blasphemy” against Islam, has arrived with family members in Thailand, a pastor involved in the rescue operation told Worthy News.
Massive Russian Submarine Hailed as ‘New Concept of Warfare’ Departs Base, Unknown If Nuclear Torpedoes Onboard
With Russian leader Vladimir Putin hinting at using nuclear weapons in Ukraine and Russian armies flailing and floundering, concerns are growing over the disappearance of a Russian nuclear-powered submarine that some reports say has a “doomsday” weapon aboard.
Scientists Discover Massive “Ocean” Near Earth’s Core
Scientists have discovered a reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans beneath the Earth's surface, according to an international study. The water has been found between the transition zone of the Earth's upper and lower mantle. The research team analyzed a rate diamond formed 660 meters below the Earth's surface using techniques including Raman spectroscopy and FTIR spectrometry, ANI reported.
Enemies list? Fed-backed censorship machine targeted 20 news sites
The private consortium that reported election "misinformation" to tech platforms during the 2020 election season, in "consultation" with federal agencies, targeted several news organizations in its dragnet.
50 million people in 45 countries face the “hell” of famine, UN food Chief says
The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) chief has announced that around 50 million people in 45 countries are facing the “hell” of famine amid a catalog of world crises he described as “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm,” Associated Press reports. WFP Executive Director David Beasley said the world must act immediately to prevent rampant food shortages next year.
Putin to announce annexation of four occupied Ukrainian regions
In a move described by Western governments as a “sham,” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said he will hold a ceremony Friday to announce his annexation of four Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, Axios reports. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously stated all diplomatic negotiations with Russia would be severed in the event of annexation.
Iranian Missile Strikes Kill American Citizen, State Department Confirms
An American citizen was killed on Wednesday during a series of Iran-orchestrated missile strikes in Iraq, the State Department confirmed on Thursday.
Success of experimental Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘historic moment’
An experimental drug has slowed the rate of decline in memory and thinking in people with early Alzheimer’s disease in what is being described as a “historic moment” for dementia treatment.
‘Full chaos’: Over 100,000 Russians flood neighboring countries to flee army call-up
Georgia and Kazakhstan said Tuesday that tens of thousands of Russians had flooded into their countries from neighboring Russia since the announcement of a partial military mobilization to fight in Ukraine.
Israel signs its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea
Israel signed its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea on Tuesday, a move which Israeli officials say will place Israel on an equal competitive footing with the world powers Seoul already has FTAs with, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports.
Inside the United States
‘A 500-Year Flood Event’: One of Worst Hurricanes to Ever Strike FL, Ian to Strengthen and Slam SC Next
Hurricane Ian will be remembered as one of the worst storms to ever hit the state of Florida with houses and cars floating away, along with storm surges of 12 to 18 feet. And unfortunately, it's not done unleashing destruction against the United States yet.
Final GDP reading shows US economy shrank 0.6% in the spring, cementing start of recession
The U.S. economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter in the three months ended June, according to the final estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, meeting the criteria for a so-called technical recession as raging inflation and higher interest rates weighed on spending.
Republican States Sue Biden Admin Over Plan To Cancel Student Debt
Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration for allegedly overstepping executive powers related to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
Mortgage Rates Hit 15-Year High At 6.7% — More than Double Since Last Year
Rates for home loans continued to surge for the sixth consecutive week, now reaching the highest level in more than 15 years as more home shoppers retract from the market.
United Nations Promotes Digital Identification
The development of the digital economy is prompting the United Nations to promote a digital legal identity and hopes to fully implement its program by 2030.
7 ways a recession could be good for you financially
The Washington Post tried to spin the recession and suggest how it may be good for you financially while the markets are losing trillions!
Planned Parenthood doctor tells committee that ‘men can have pregnancies, especially trans men’
A House committee hearing on abortion restrictions took an unexpected turn Thursday when a Democratic witness who works for Planned Parenthood testified that men can get pregnant.
Researchers Conduct Vaccine Trials with Box of Mosquitoes – ‘Like 1,000 Small Flying Syringes’
Researchers working on a new malaria vaccine have an unusual way of going about it. By sticking test subjects’ arms over a box full of mosquitoes, the researchers allow genetically modified mosquitoes to bite and deliver the vaccine.
Iran Nuclear Deal Talks at Dead End, Biden Admin Tells Congress in Classified Briefing
The Biden administration’s negotiations with Iran over a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear deal have hit a dead end, jeopardizing the likelihood of a new agreement, senior U.S. officials informed Congress during a classified briefing.
US to give $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine as Russia moves toward annexation
The US will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.
Blasts Precede Baltic Pipeline Leaks, Sabotage Seen Likely
Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks.
Poland Fears Nuclear Attack In Ukraine
Europe faced growing instability Wednesday amid fears of a possible Russian nuclear attack in wartorn Ukraine and suspected sabotage at crucial natural gas pipelines.
Deadly Storm Nears Florida; Cuba Loses Power
Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast rushed to prepare for a deadly storm that had already killed people in Communist-run Cuba and left the island without power on Wednesday.
US Vice President Takes Aim At China
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris was due to condemn China’s military actions near Taiwan on Wednesday while meeting American sailors in Japan, Worthy News monitored.
Israel Elections: Gantz gains at Netanyahu’s expense in latest poll
If the election were held today, neither bloc would be able to form a coalition, according to a Channel 12 poll on Wednesday.
Israel Sees Largest Wave of New Immigrants in 20 Years, Jewish Population Reaches 7 Million
Israel has accepted almost 60,000 new immigrants over the past Jewish year, the highest number in 20 years mainly driven by an influx of Russians and Ukrainians seeking refuge from the war between the two countries.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes
Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.
Florida’s Chaotic Insurance Market Braces for Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida, threatening to further destabilize a homeowners-insurance market already teetering on the edge of disaster.
Satanic Temple files suit to block Indiana’s new abortion ban
The Satanic Temple (TST) organization on September 21 filed suit against Indiana in a bid to prevent the state from enforcing its new abortion ban, the Washington Examiner reports. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s new legislation last month, prohibiting abortion except in cases of fatal fetal anomalies, rape, incest, or medical emergencies.
Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94
Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, known as the “Brother Andrew” who founded Christian charity Open Doors and became a voice of voiceless persecuted Christians, has died, his group confirmed Wednesday. He passed away in the Dutch town of Harderwijk at age 94.
Blinken under pressure to redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern”
As thousands of Christians in Nigeria are murdered by Islamic jihadists every year, a coalition of more than 30 international rights groups and faith-based organizations wrote to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 19, asking him to re-designate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” in regard to religious freedom violations, Church Leaders (CL) reports. The US annually reviews the status of religious freedom in every country in the world and designates each country that has tolerated “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC).
England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient
England’s National Health Service (NHS) agreed at the eleventh hour to settle a case brought by a Christian doctor who was subjected to severe disciplinary measures for mentioning his faith in Jesus to a patient, Christian Today (CT) reports. Dr Richard Scott was due to challenge the NHS action in a tribunal in Kent on Monday but before the hearing, the NHS agreed to settle the case.