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Around the World
A nuclear war with the US is more likely than ever, Russia warns
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that the risk of a nuclear clash was at its highest level in decades, warning that Moscow was in a "de-facto" open conflict with Washington over the war in Ukraine.
Russia, China, Japan, and Ukraine Compete For Attention
As war raged in Ukraine on Tuesday, the Ukrainian, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese leaders competed for world attention.
Russia Raids Nobel Prize-Winning Group
Russian security forces targeted nine leaders of one of Russia’s oldest human rights groups, Memorial, in raids on their homes, activists said Tuesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s Netanyahu Against Anti-Evangelism Law After Global Outrage (Worthy News In-Depth)
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged late Wednesday that his government would not implement legislation punishing evangelism with jail, after Worthy News coverage prompted international outrage.
Israeli airstrikes hit Aleppo airport for second time in weeks
The Israeli Air Force allegedly carried out an airstrike at the airport in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to Syria’s state-run media outlet.

Inside the United States
Chinese Nationals Are Illegally Crossing SW Border in Record Numbers Amid Concerns About Spying
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has encountered 4,366 Chinese nationals illegally crossing the Southwest border so far in Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, 2022.
Abortion Clinic Tries To Block New Wyoming Pro-Life Law
Abortion supporters filed an amended lawsuit Tuesday to challenge Wyoming’s new ban on abortion pills, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Fed raises interest rates by a quarter point amid high inflation and bank collapses
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will again raise interest rates – this time by a quarter of a point as it is juggling whether another rate hike will help cool the U.S. economy while still keeping the U.S. banking system secure.

Christian News
US ministry is sharing the Gospel with Iranians fleeing to Armenia
A US-based ministry has been able to share the Gospel with Iranians who are open to hearing about Jesus after fleeing the harsh authoritarian Islamic rulers of their country for neighboring democratic Armenia, CBN News reports.
US: Revival breaking out at Historically Black Universities
As several other Christian colleges follow in the steps of the spontaneous revival meetings which first broke out at Kentucky’s Asbury Christian University last month, reports are coming in that students at a number of secular Historically Black Universities are also being suddenly drawn toward God, CBN News reports.
Around the World
Russia’s Putin ‘Open’ For China’s Peace Plan On Ukraine
Three days after he was indicted for war crimes, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he would discuss a plan “to settle the acute crisis in Ukraine" with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Markets Volatile Despite Credit Suisse Rescue
Markets across the world recovered late Monday but remained volatile despite efforts by authorities to portray the rescue of Credit Suisse bank by its rival UBS as a good deal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel could strike Iran in three months, retired Israeli general says
The Biden administration’s failure to present a credible military response to Iran’s expanding nuclear program has brought Israel closer than ever to launching a military strike on Tehran, according to a retired Israeli general.
Jordanian Islamic Waqf Calls to Fortify Temple Mount Against Jews
A senior official in the Jordanian Waqf Islamic Authority has called for the fortification of the Temple Mount in advance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which is set to begin later this week.

Inside the United States
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Christian preacher’s challenge to university
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a traveling Christian evangelist's free-speech challenge to a University of Alabama requirement that he obtain a permit before handing out religious pamphlets and preaching from a sidewalk adjacent to its campus.
Utah passes law banning abortion clinics from obtaining license to practice
The deeply conservative state of Utah has passed a new law to prohibit abortion clinics from obtaining the healthcare licenses they need to operate as medical facilities, the Associated Press reports.
State senator to introduce bill protecting California doctors who mail abortion pills to women in other states
A Democratic state senator in California is introducing a new bill that would protect doctors from extradition or prosecution for mailing abortion pills to patients in other states, the Washington Examiner reports.

Christian News
Indonesia: Christians continually face opposition in building churches
Despite their constitutional right to freedom of religion, Christians in Muslim-majority Indonesia face an uphill struggle in obtaining the required permits to build churches: both the government and local Muslims oppose them.
California ministry calls for 10,000 Christian volunteers in massive Gospel outreach
As part of a massive Gospel outreach to California, a local evangelistic ministry is calling for 10,000 Christian volunteers to spend a week preparing the way for the subsequent 10 “HopeFest” large stadium events that will be held across the state from April 1-2.
Around the World
Russian Cruise Missiles Destroyed In Crimea
Ukraine’s defense ministry says Russian cruise missiles for use by Moscow’s feared Black Sea Fleet had been destroyed in another setback for Russia’s military.
Montenegro’s Leader Wins First Round of Presidential Poll Amid Turmoil (Worthy News Radio)
Montenegro's long-serving incumbent will face a political newcomer in a runoff presidential election next month amid political turmoil. No one won in the first round of voting on Sunday at a time of uncertainty over the future direction of the small Balkan nation.
Fed, Central Banks Announce Emergency Cash Measures Sunday
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Sunday said it had joined with the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, and Swiss National Bank in a coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity through the standing U.S. dollar swap line arrangements.
Vaccine Makers Prep Bird Flu Shot for Humans ‘Just in Case’; Rich Nations Lock in Supplies
Some of the world's leading makers of flu vaccines say they could make hundreds of millions of bird flu shots for humans within months if a new strain of avian influenza ever jumps across the species divide.
Australia: Millions of dead fish wash up in New South Wales state
Australia’s New South Wales state is battling to deal with millions of dead fish which have washed up in a phenomenon scientists say was caused by recent widespread flooding and hot temperatures, the Washington Examiner reports.
China’s Xi Visits Russia’s Putin After War Crimes Indictment
China’s President Xi Jinping is on his first trip to Russia since the country invaded Ukraine last year, with Moscow hoping the visit gives a diplomatic boost to President Vladimir Putin, who is building an anti-Western bloc.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu’s Likud faction votes to approve ‘softening’ of judicial reform
The Likud and Religious Zionist Party (RZP) approved on Monday evening a "softened" version of the bill to change the Judicial Appointments Committee, which enables the coalition to appoint two High Court justices per Knesset term without the approval of the opposition, the parties announced in statements on Monday evening.
Netanyahu’s government revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, PA official says
Palestinian officials on Monday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the security summit with Israel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, while Hamas and other Palestinian factions continued to criticize the Palestinian Authority for participating in the gathering, held under the auspices of the US Representatives of Jordan and Egypt also took part in the summit.

Inside the United States
Federal judge blocks key parts of California handgun law
A federal judge on Monday blocked key provisions of a California law that drastically restricts the sale of new handguns in the state, saying parts of the legislation violate the Second Amendment.
Biden signs bill ordering declassification of intelligence on COVID, Wuhan lab
President Biden signed a bill Monday that requires the director of national intelligence to declassify information about the origins of the coronavirus and potential links to a lab in central China.
Wyoming passes law banning sale and use of abortion pills
Wyoming has passed a first-of-its-kind law explicitly banning the sale and use of abortion pills that are commonly prescribed and taken to terminate early pregnancies, the Associated Press reports.

Christian News
Nigeria: 10 Christians slaughtered ahead of gubernatorial election in Kaduna state
Ahead of an important gubernatorial election which made for an especially tense political atmosphere, a further 10 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state were hacked to death by militants armed with machetes last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Mozambique: US missionary pilot and SA volunteers released from prison while criminal investigation continues
While they must remain in Mozambique pending further criminal investigation, an American missionary pilot and two South African volunteers from the US-based Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have been released from a four-month prison term in war-torn Mozambique, the Christian Post (CP) reports.