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Around the World
UN Warns Of Nuclear Disaster As Russia’s Military Occupies Europe
Europe was on edge Saturday as the United Nations nuclear watchdog demanded an end to military action near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, warning of a "very real risk of a nuclear disaster.”
China’s largest Taiwan military drills draw to a close
China's largest military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday (Aug 7) following a controversial visit last week to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting Monday to discuss Gaza-Israel violence
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency closed-door meeting on Monday to discuss the latest escalation between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour said in a statement.
Three More Grain Ships Leave War-Torn Ukraine As Clashes Continue
Three more ships carrying grain have departed Ukraine as part of efforts to feed many nations. They left war-torn Ukraine while Britain expressed concern about the security of a nuclear plant captured by the Russian military.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Entirety of Islamic Jihad’s leadership destroyed: IDF
The entire senior leadership of the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group has been eliminated, an Israeli military official said in a statement late Saturday evening.
IDF says it hit Islamic Jihad ‘attack tunnel’ in Gaza, another 140 terror targets
The Israeli Air Force struck a Palestinian Islamic Jihad “attack tunnel” in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning, the military said, as Operation Breaking Dawn entered the third day.
Iron Dome at 97% success rate after 580 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday
The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a 97 percent success rate intercepting incoming rockets, amid almost non-stop barrages launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group since Friday, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.
IDF says ready for ‘week of fighting’ amid rocket barrages from Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces said Saturday it was prepared for a “week of fighting” against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip, as over 200 rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave, with the central city of Modiin targeted as well as southern cities and towns.
Islamic Jihad fires dozens of rockets at Israel as IDF hits its assets across Gaza
Terrorists from Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired relentless barrages of rockets at Israeli communities in southern and central Israel Friday night, sending thousands rushing to shelters. The volleys came hours after the Israel Defense Forces launched strikes in the Strip in response to what Israeli leaders said was an ongoing “concrete” threat to target Israeli civilians and soldiers in Gaza-border areas.
Gantz approves draft of over 25,000 reservists after IDF strikes in Gaza
The IDF launched Operation Breaking Dawn against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, striking multiple targets belonging to the group and killed close to a dozen terrorist operatives including the head of the group in the northern part of the enclave. By late Friday night, over 100 rockets had been fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Inside the United States
Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act after all-night vote series
The Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines following hours of debate and a flurry of amendments that stretched through Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon.
‘A historic event,’ Death Valley sees almost a year’s worth of rain within three hours
Officials say that Death Valley saw almost a year's worth of rainfall within three hours last weekend.
Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined
If Democrats have their way, one of the most detested federal agencies—the Internal Revenue Service—will employ more bureaucrats than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.
Analysis: Inflation Reduction Act would increase taxes on nearly all Americans
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would increase taxes on nearly every American despite claims made by President Biden.

Around the World
US Condemns China Missile Launches, Orders Aircraft Carrier Group Toward Taiwan
The White House condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) launch of 11 ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan Thursday. The administration also said that it would move an aircraft carrier strike group into the region to defend its partners and allies.
Iranian officials openly discuss country’s ability to make nuclear weapon
Iran has for the first time spoken openly about its potential to make a nuclear weapon, and officials discussed the ability to make such a weapon "at will."
Iranian satellite set to be launched into space by Russia next week
Russia will launch an Iranian remote sensing satellite into orbit next Tuesday, the two countries confirmed, two weeks after President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran.
China’s Military Moves To Taiwan After Pelosi Visit
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has left Taiwan after a visit that angered China and prompted a military response.
Britain’s Central Bank Announces Biggest Rate Hike In 27 Years; Warns Of Recession
The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates by the most in 27 years on Thursday and warned a prolonged recession is on its way.
US Senate gives overwhelming approval to Finland/Sweden NATO applications
The US Senate on Wednesday voted 95-1 in overwhelming approval of the applications by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Axios reports. NATO was established in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
Explosions In Ukraine As Concerns Mount Over Suffering Civilians
Explosions have been reported in the south and east of Ukraine as the ongoing Russian invasion of the country continued despite a mounting death toll on both sides. The clashes came as advocacy group Amnesty International expressed concerns about how Ukrainian forces are trying to stop the invasion.
Iran has installed three IR-6 centrifuges at enrichment plant
The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog said in a report to member states Wednesday that Iran has finished installing three advanced IR-6 centrifuges at its Natanz fuel enrichment plant, Israel Hayom reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF said to fear Temple Mount clashes on Tisha B’Av may ignite already-tense Gaza
Fears of clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount during Sunday’s Tisha B’Av fast day have reportedly led Israel’s political and security echelons to keep widespread road closures along the Gaza border in place through the weekend.
Hezbollah video threatens Israel’s Karish gas field
A video produced by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah and released on July 31 threatened the Karish offshore natural gas and oil field in the northern part of Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Israel: Archaeologists begin dig where Biblical Joshua is believed to be buried
Israeli archaeologists have begun excavating a site in the West Bank that is believed to be where the Biblical Joshua lived and was buried, the Jerusalem Post reports. Known as Khirbet Tibnah, the excavation site is located in southwest Samaria and is believed to have been inhabited from the Bronze Age until the beginning of the Ottoman rule.

Inside the United States
Judge rules transgender surgeries must be covered by Medicaid
A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.
Democrats block measures to stop gain-of-function research
Senate Democrats on Thursday declined to offer unanimous consent to two measures to stop gain-of-function research, a process now infamous over its alleged connection to the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. Ran $200 Billion Trade Deficit With Communist China in First Half of 2022
The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $200,096,600,000 with the People’s Republic of China in the first six months of this year, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
Kari Lake wins GOP nomination for governor, completing sweep for Trump-backed candidates
Kari Lake has won the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, climbing past her opponent’s early lead and securing the nomination with the help of votes cast on election day.
NASA releases astonishing image of Cartwheel Galaxy taken by James Webb Telescope
NASA on Tuesday released a spectacular image of a Cartwheel Galaxy that was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, the Washington Examiner reports. Released on Tuesday, the image reportedly gives scientists new information about how stars are born and about the black hole at the core of the galaxy.
Biden Signs Pro-Abortion Executive Order, Defying Church
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday that he said aims “to protect access to reproductive healthcare” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

Christian News
Nigeria: Four children among seven Christians murdered
As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, four children were among seven Christians murdered by suspected Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Sunday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Nigeria ranked number one in the world last year for Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists on account of their faith.

Worthy Watch

Senator Cruz Grills FBI Director Wray Over FBI Entrapment
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray concerning reports that the special agent accused of orchestrating the entrapment of a group charged with trying to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during the 2020 election was promoted since then and now runs the FBI's Washington D.C. field office which now overseas the January 6 case.

Around the World
U.S. to sell Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia in deal worth $3 billion
The U.S. government this week signed off on the sale of 300 Patriot missiles and related support equipment to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at more than $3 billion, defense officials said Tuesday.
U.S. State Department Posts ‘Worldwide Caution’ Warning to Travelers Following Death of Bin Laden’s Successor
The U.S. State Department posted a "Worldwide Caution" warning to travelers on its website Tuesday following Sunday's counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Osama bin Laden's successor, Ayman al-Zawahri.
Iran, US, EU envoys heading to Vienna as nuclear talks expected to resume
Iran said Wednesday it was sending a delegation to Vienna to resume talks to revive the frayed 2015 agreement on its nuclear program that have been halted since March.
Iceland: Volcano erupts near key Keflavik airport
Iceland's Fagradalsfjall mountain near Keflavik airport is erupting again, the government confirmed on Wednesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Joint Israeli-Italian F-35 drill signifies key milestone in IAF’s international cooperation
The “Lightning Shield” international exercise involving F-35s from the Israeli and Italian air forces, held in late July in Israel, marked a significant moment in Israel’s military cooperation with partners, an IAF source has said.
Top Islamic Jihad official threatens to attack center of Israel
A senior official of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip said in an interview on Wednesday that his organization "will bomb" central Israel.

Inside the United States
Household debt exceeds $16 trillion in second quarter of 2022
Total household debt increased by $312 billion (2%) to $16.15 trillion in the second quarter of 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data said in its Quarterly Report published Tuesday.
Christian Flag to be Raised at Boston City Hall Wednesday Following Supreme Court First Amendment Ruling
A Christian flag will finally be displayed in front of the Boston City Hall Plaza on Wednesday following a legal battle over religious discrimination.
Abortion Victory in Kansas Stuns Pro-Lifers, Sparks Fears of Abortion Haven
It was a surprise setback for the pro-life movement in Kansas. Voters in the conservative state rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed the Republican-controlled legislature to tighten restrictions on abortion or ban it outright.
Senate votes to let Sweden, Finland join NATO
The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to accept the application of Sweden and Finland to join NATO amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
President Biden signs executive order to collect data, cover travel expenses for women seeking abortions
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to help cover travel expenses for women seeking an abortion.
Growing Number of California Cities Declare Monkeypox an ‘Emergency’
An increasing number of municipalities are declaring health emergencies over monkeypox, with Los Angeles and San Diego issuing declarations this week.

Christian News
Nigeria: Islamic militants murder pastors and kidnap congregants from Evangelical Church Winning All denomination
Fulani militants and other Muslim extremists have murdered six pastors and kidnapped 27 congregants from Nigeria’s Evangelical Church Winning All this year alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Florida Christian school sues Biden administration of same-sex marriage stance
A Christian school in Florida is suing the Biden administration after being told it may lose federal funding for its school lunch program if it continues to publicly insist that marriage is only legitimate between one man and one woman, Christian Headlines (CH) reports.

Worthy Watch
Herschel Walker Tells MSNBC They ‘Need Jesus’ After Contributor Says Walker is ‘What GOP Wants From Their Negroes’
Watch Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker response to MSNBC and suggested they “need Jesus” after political pundit Elie Mystal called him “clearly unintelligent” and “what Republicans want from their negroes.”
America First Policy Institute: Inflation Reduction Act Will Raise Prices, Taxes, & Kill 218,000 Jobs
The reconciliation bill crafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and supported by the Biden administration will raise electricity and gas prices, hike taxes, and kill about 218,000 blue-collar jobs in 2023, said Marc Lotter, the chief communications officer of the America First Policy Institute.
Trump’s Endorsement Record Sits at 172-10 After Perfect Picks in KS, MI, MO
Candidates backed by former President Donald J. Trump are now 172-10 in statewide and federal races in 2022 after a perfect night in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. His candidates are undefeated so far in Arizona – but results are still pending in the gubernatorial race – while he also has two candidates in Washington whose races are still awaiting results.

Worthy Insights
Israeli scientists make model synthetic mouse embryo with stem cells
Circumventing the injection of an egg with sperm, Weizmann Institute of Science geneticists have accomplished a breakthrough – creating synthetic mouse embryos with beating hearts and brains outside the uterus using stem cells taken from skin and cultured in a dish.
Suicide Rates Among US Army Soldiers Highest in More Than 80 Years
The U.S. Army lost 176 active duty soldiers to suicide in 2021, figures show.
New DNA ‘Camcorders’ Can Record ‘Movies’ of a Cell’s Development Through Time
Scientists have long sought to embed DNA “camcorders” into cells to capture their history. Like kids, cells grow, diversify, and mature as they interact with the environment. These changes are embedded in a cell’s gene activity, and by reconstructing them over time, scientists can infer a cell’s current state—for example, is it turning cancerous?
Great Reset: Banks Using ‘Sneaky Tactics’ to Drive Public Towards Cashless Society – Union
Banks are employing “sneaky tactics” to push towards a cashless society, a submission by a financial services union has claimed.