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Around the World
BRICS Calls for a ‘Sustained’ Ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict
China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Vladimir Putin, and other BRICS leaders expressed condemnation for "acts of violence" affecting both Palestinian and Israeli civilians amid the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza. This stance was conveyed through a joint statement released on Tuesday.
Attack on US Air Base in Iraq Leaves 8 Injured; Air Force Retaliates Against Iranian-Backed Militia Group
U.S. forces targeted Iranian-supported militias responsible for firing a short-range ballistic missile at the al-Asad air base in Iraq on Monday. The attack led to eight injuries among U.S. troops.
U.S. Warns Iran on Sending Short-Range Missiles to Russia
U.S. officials expressed concerns on Tuesday that Iran is gearing up to supply Russia with sophisticated short-range ballistic missiles for its military operations in Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.
South Africa Votes To Close Down Israeli Embassy
South Africa’s Parliament voted to close down Israel’s embassy in Pretoria after President Cyril Ramaphosa accused the Jewish nation of committing “genocide” in Gaza.
Cashless System Being Developed as IMF Releases Virtual Digital Currency Handbook
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched a virtual handbook on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to serve as a reference guide for Central Banks, aiming to facilitate the implementation of CBDCs and the transition towards a cashless society. However, concerns have been raised about potential heightened government interference in individuals' personal finances.
Secular Groups Petition to Cease Christian Prayers in Australian Parliament
As the parliament resumed this week in Australia, a coalition of pro-secular Australian organizations initiated a petition on the Australian Parliament House website calling for the removal of Christian prayer from its longstanding tradition.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s Government Agrees On Hostage Deal; First Group To Be Freed Thursday
Israel’s government has agreed on a controversial deal with Hamas that would ensure the release of more than 50 hostages, mostly women and children, within four days in exchange for a pause in the fighting and the release of Palestinian prisoners.
US: ‘Gaza Hostage Deal Near’ As Fighting Continues
U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that he believes a deal “is near” to free hundreds of Israeli and other hostages held by Hamas in Gaza although deadly clashes continued, including around a hospital.

Inside the United States
Report: Economic recession coming for the U.S.
A new economic analysis of the U.S. economy projects a recession around the corner.
Missouri Supreme Court Rules Against Abortion Ballot Language
The Missouri Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for a proposed ballot initiative that sought to enshrine abortion into its state constitution in 2024.
Connecticut: Satanic Temple Plans After-School Club for Elementary School Children beginning December
Much to the dismay and anger of local parents and faith leaders, The Satanic Temple (TST) anti-God activist group is planning an after-school club for elementary school children in Lebanon, Connecticut, beginning December 1, the Catholic Vote reports. TST is based in Salem, Massachusetts, but has chapters across the US.

Christian News
China: Police Raid Christian Mission Center, Arrest and Detain Leaders
Police in China raided a long-persecuted Christian mission center in Chengdu, Sichuan province earlier this month, arresting a number of church leaders and continuing to detain two of them, China Aid reports.
Pakistan: Christian Man Murdered by Islamic Neighbor
Amid the ongoing violent persecution of believers in Pakistan, a young Christian man was murdered by a Muslim neighbor in Punjab Province earlier this month for no apparent reason other than his faith in Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Nigeria: Fulani murder Pastor-farmer, kidnap his wife in Kaduna state
Suspected Fulani Islamic terrorists earlier this month killed a pastor-farmer and kidnapped his wife amid ongoing murderous attacks on Christian rural communities in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Worthy Watch
Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak Tells CNN Israel Built Bunkers Under Hospital
Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak told CNN that the bunkers currently used by Hamas for weapon storage and military headquarters under Shifa Hospital were constructed by Israelis over 20 years ago, predating Hamas's control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.
South African Parliament Votes to Close Israel Embassy
South Africa's Parliament has approved a motion calling for the closure of the Israeli embassy in Pretoria.
Around the World
Unannounced Visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense to Ukraine, Pledges New Military Aid Package
During an unannounced trip to Kyiv on Monday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced a new military aid package amounting up to $100 million for Ukraine's war against Russia.
Biden administration sanctions Iran-aligned terrorists for continued attacks on US bases in Syria/Iraq
Amid growing concern that the ongoing Israel-Hamas war could spread across the Middle East, the United States on Friday sanctioned Iran-aligned terror groups for carrying out continued attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq, Reuters reports.
Hundreds Of Rohingya Refugees Land In Indonesia After Sea Adventure (Worthy News In-Depth)
Hundreds of persecuted Rohingya refugees originally from Myanmar, including women and children, have been allowed to disembark in western Indonesia’s Aceh province after weeks at sea, Worthy News learned Monday.
Trump-Inspired Populist Milei Wins Argentina’s Presidential Elections
Political outsider and populist Javier Milei, resoundingly won Argentina's presidential election Sunday after he promised to tackle soaring inflation and rising poverty in the South American nation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Base in Galilee Sustains Heavy Damage; IDF Hits Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon (Video)
Clashes along the Lebanese border persisted on Monday as Hezbollah terrorists fired rockets and deployed drones in northern Israel, causing substantial damage to an Israeli army base during one of the attacks.
Israel accuses UN and WHO of “complicity” in Hamas war crimes: “Your negligence has put lives at risk and has cost innocent lives”
Israel last week pulled no punches in accusing the United Nations and the World Health Organization of “complicity” in Hamas war crimes because these agencies did not stop the terror group from using hospitals in the Gaza Strip as bases from which to attack Israelis, Israel365 reports.
New poll shows 75% of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians support Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas
A new poll shows a combined total of 75% of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip support Hamas’ devastating Oct. 7 attack on Israeli civilians, although Gaza residents are significantly less supportive of it, the Jerusalem Post reports. The survey was conducted on November 14 by the Arab World for Research and Development organization.
Israel Footage Of ‘Hamas Using Gaza’s Main Hospital’
Israel’s military showed a video it said revealed hostages being taken to Gaza’s largest hospital by Hamas and a tunnel beneath the same medical facility used by “the terrorist organization.”

Inside the United States
Supreme Court Declines Appeal from Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Found Guilty in George Floyd Killing Case
On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, challenging his second-degree murder conviction in the death of George Floyd.
Colorado appeal would be third state Supreme Court ruling on Trump’s ballot appearance
A group’s pledge to appeal a Colorado court ruling will likely lead to a third state Supreme Court ruling on whether former President Donald Trump can appear on a Republican presidential primary ballot.
Former US First Lady Carter Dies At 96 (Worthy News-Focus)
Ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter was mourning Sunday after his longtime wife, former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, a devoted advocate for mental health who played a vital role in an Israel-Egypt peace treaty, died peacefully at home. She was 96.
Over 240,000 illegal border crossers in October, highest on record for the month
More than 240,000 people were apprehended illegally crossing the border in October, the highest on record for the month of October in recorded history.

Christian News
Anti-Christian Hate Crimes Have Increased Across Europe, Report Shows
A new report shows that the number of documented anti-Christian hate crimes in Europe rose to 749 incidents across 30 countries last year. The data was released by the Austria-based Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians (OIDAC) in the 2022/23 issue of its annual report on anti-Christian hate crimes in Europe.

Worthy Watch
Israel Releases Video of Hamas Tunnel Network Destroyed
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have released compelling video footage showcasing the systematic demolition of a network of tunnels in Beit Hanoun. The precise placement of the initial explosion sets off a domino effect, resulting in the collapse of interconnected tunnels, providing a detailed view of the underground city constructed by Hamas.
Netanyahu Lays Out Plans for Gaza
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the Palestinian Authority's allegations regarding Israel's involvement in the terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens on October 7. Additionally, he outlined his plans for establishing a civil government in Israel once Hamas has been eradicated.
Around the World
Russia Readying For Peace Talks
More video evidence emerged this weekend of Russia readying for peace talks with Ukraine as hundreds of thousands were killed and injured since Moscow invaded the country in February last year.
Houthi Rebels Seize Israeli-Linked Cargo Ship; Dozens Held Hostage
The Israel-Hamas war spread to the seas Sunday with Yemen’s Houthi rebels seizing an Israeli-linked cargo ship in a crucial Red Sea shipping route, taking two dozen crew members hostage.
Up to Million Protest Against Spanish Premier Amid Anger Over Pro-Palestine, Amnesty Views (Video)
Up to one million people gathered in central Madrid against Spain’s socialist prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, after he was sworn in Friday amid anger over his perceived pro-Palestinian views and his deal with separatists to stay in power.
IMF Warns Digital Currencies Will Replace Cash
The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told the world to prepare for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to replace cash, despite concerns that this will increase government control over people’s personal (financial) lives.
Armed Suspect Detained Near Israel Embassy In Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani security forces arrested a man armed with a gun who planned to attack the Israeli Embassy in the capital Baku, early Friday, officials say.
US President Calls China’s Counterpart Dictator
U.S. President Joe Biden still believes Chinese President Xi Jinping is “a dictator,” prompting a rebuke from Beijing after the two leaders initially reported progress during their meeting in the United States.
Britain’s The Guardian Removes Bin Laden’s Letter
Britain’s The Guardian newspaper has removed Osama bin Laden’s 21-year-old ‘Letter to America’ from their website late Wednesday, following its viral spread on social media outlet TikTok.
Violence After Spain’s Premier Wins Re-election
Violence broke out in Spain’s capital after Spain's parliament voted to make Pedro Sanchez prime minister for another term on Thursday, ending a protracted deadlock after an inconclusive general election in July.
BBC Inaccurately Reports on Situation in Gaza; Anti-Israel Protests Continue
As anti-Israel protests rocked London, Britain’s BBC broadcaster made a correction and apology after inaccurately saying that Israel’s army targeted medical staff and Arabic speakers during a raid of Al-Shifa, Gaza’s largest hospital.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Tensions Escalate in Cross-Border Clashes Along Israel’s Northern Border
Following a period of relative calm, sirens wailed on Saturday morning across Israeli northern border towns, including Kiryat Shmona, in response to a barrage of at least 25 rockets launched by Hezbollah from Lebanon.
Families Hostages Plunged In Mourning As Another Body Is Found
Families of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza plunged into mourning on Saturday, the Jewish sabbath, after Israel said its troops had found the body of a second woman held hostage by Hamas.

Inside the United States
Speaker Johnson Picks His Battles, Biden Impeachment on the Table and the Release of J6 Tapes
Following the budget resolution passed last week, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) turned his attention to the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden (D-DE) and promised the full release of the January 6 surveillance tapes, emphasizing his commitment to government transparency.
Republicans Warn Of Biden Takeover Of Internet
U.S. Republicans have warned of a government takeover of the nation’s internet after President Joe Biden backed a measure by federal regulators to prevent “digital discrimination.”

Christian News
US Football Coach Fired After Baptisms
A high school football coach in the U.S. state of Georgia weighed his options Saturday after he was fired amid outrage over a mass baptism he organized for players on school grounds.
Gaza Muslim Men Turn To Christ
Numerous Muslim men” in war-ravaged Gaza have accepted “Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior” after seeing Jesus in their dreams, Christians with knowledge about the situation say.
US Evangelist Shot In Head For Preaching At Street Corner In Arizona
An American evangelist was fighting for his life Friday after being shot in the head while preaching on a street corner in Glendale city in the U.S. State of Arizona, his wife said.

Worthy Watch
First Release of the J6 Tapes Challenges Storyline
On Friday, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), released the first batch of J6 surveillance tapes which challenges the narrative that the event on Capitol Hill on January 6 was an active insurrection. In a particular segment, an individual initially handcuffed was observed being released and exchanging a fist bump with a police officer, sparking speculation about the potential presence of undercover federal agent filmed among the so-called "insurrectionists."
British Doctor Details What It Was Like When He worked at al-Shifa Hospital
New footage has emerged that appears to confirm Israeli allegations that Hamas fighters have been operating beneath Gaza’s largest hospital. France’s international broadcaster, France 24, plays a recording of a British doctor who worked at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.