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Around the World
Russia asks Turkey to refrain from full-scale Syria offensive
Russia has asked Turkey to refrain from a full-scale ground offensive in Syria, senior Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Wednesday, because such actions could trigger an escalation of violence.
EU Parliament Says Russia Supports Terrorism Amid Ukraine Blackout (Video)
The European Union’s parliament has condemned Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism after a new Russian missile barrage caused blackouts across Ukraine, killing many.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF chief says joint activities with US in Mideast to be ‘significantly expanded’
Israel Defense Forces chief Aviv Kohavi on Thursday said joint activities with the US military in the Middle East would be “significantly expanded” in the near future, following a five-day trip to the US.
Israeli lab ‘explodes’ mice tumors using gas, in possible alternative to surgery
Israeli scientists have destroyed cancerous tumors in mice by carrying out “controlled explosions” inside the body, which tear through the cancer cells.
Israel: Ancient city in Golan was important center of Christianity
Archaeologists in Israel have recently discovered that the ancient city of Hippos in the northern Israeli region of the Golan was a major center for Christianity during the Byzantine period, Israel365 reports. Although Hippos was closely connected to Greco-Roman culture and was known as a religious center for the pagan Seleucids, archaeologists have discovered the remains of seven Byzantine-period churches there.
Israeli foreign ministry concerned Biden may lose patience with Israel’s policies on Russia and China
A document leaked from the Israeli foreign ministry shows officials are concerned the Biden administration may lose patience with Israel if it continues to conduct its diplomatic relations with Russia and China in a manner that undermines US priorities, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Biden Says He Wants Congress To Pass Gun Control In Lame-Duck Session
President Joe Biden announced his intention to push for new gun control legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.
California school district allows After School Satan Club on elementary school premises
A California school district is allowing the Satanic Temple organization to host an After School Satan Club on the premises of one of its local elementary schools, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The Satanic Temple claims it is a nontheistic organization that seeks to teach social justice through satanic imagery.

Christian News
Nigeria: Parish priest kidnapped by Islamist gunmen in Enugu state
Suspected Fulani Islamic jihadist gunmen forced their way into a Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Enugu state on Saturday and kidnapped the parish priest, Vanguard reports. More than 2,300 Christians in Nigeria were kidnapped by jihadists in the first ten months of this year alone, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law.
UK street evangelist charged with public order offense after preaching on homosexuality
A UK Christian street preacher charged with a Public Order offense for telling a same-sex married couple that their union is against the Bible’s teaching has had his case dropped after the couple refused to engage with it, Christian Concern (CC) reports.
Around the World
UK Supreme Court rules against planned vote on Scottish independence
The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. The judgment is a setback for the Scottish government’s campaign to break away from the United Kingdom.
Turkish air strikes in Syria threatened safety of US personnel – Pentagon
Recent Turkish air strikes in northern Syria threatened the safety of US military personnel and the escalating situation jeopardized years of progress against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
US to monitor war crimes allegations against Ukraine
The United States has announced it is monitoring allegations of Ukrainian war crimes after the circulation on Friday of videos purporting to show the execution of Russian prisoners of war, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises To Hundreds; Christians Also Impacted
Rescuers on Tuesday struggled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake that rattled a highly populated area of Indonesia's West Java province, killing and injuring more than two thousand people.
No “credible civilian justification” for Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 60%, world powers say
In a joint statement Tuesday, the UK, France, and Germany (the E3) attested there is “no credible civilian justification” for Iran’s announcement that it is enriching uranium to 60% purity not only at its Natanz nuclear site but now, for the first time, at its underground Fordow facility as well, Algemeiner reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Jerusalem Explosions Kill One Injures 15
Suspected Palestinian militants set off explosions at two bus stops in Jerusalem, leaving one person dead and at least 15 people injured, authorities said early Wednesday.

Inside the United States
US sending additional $400 million in Ukraine military aid, Blinken announces
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new $400 million military aid package to Ukraine on Wednesday.
US President Supports World Vaccine Passport
U.S. President Joe Biden is enthusiastic about the planned introduction of a worldwide vaccination passport despite concerns it could further limit human rights, Worthy News established.
Gunman Kills 6 In US Walmart Superstore
A gunman shot and killed six people in a Walmart superstore in Chesapeake, in the U.S. state of Virginia, police said early Wednesday.
DeSantis’ Allies Laying Groundwork for Anticipated 2024 White House Run
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis hasn't announced plans to run for the White House in 2024, but his allies are already working to make a potential presidential bid easier.

Christian News
249 more congregations vote to leave United Methodist Church over homosexuality issue
As congregations continue to leave the United Methodist Church mainline Protestant denomination over division on LGBTQ issues, 249 North Carolina congregations disaffiliated from the UMC on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
India: Newly Christian man beaten unconscious left for dead after refusing to renounce faith
A former Hindu who gave his life to Christ just four months ago was beaten unconscious and left for dead after a mob of Hindus attacked a gathering of believers at a house church in India’s Odisha state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Worthy Insights
One Billion People Believe in Witchcraft, Including 56 Percent of Russia
A global study has found that roughly one billion people in the adult population of 95 countries examined believe in "the evil eye," and witches that can "cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone."
Vaccinated people now make up a majority of covid deaths
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
Biden Agrees to Pay Climate Reparations, But World’s Biggest Polluter, China, Won’t Have to Pay
President Biden has agreed to pay climate reparations to third world countries, many of them run by corrupt dictators who siphon off foreign aid for their own benefit.
Myocarditis after Covid vaccination: Research on possible long-term risks underway
Of the hundreds of millions of Covid vaccine doses given in the U.S. since late 2020, there have been around 1,000 reports of vaccine-related myocarditis or pericarditis in children under age 18, primarily young males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those who developed the condition have fully recovered, although research so far has only looked at how well they're doing after several months. Some doctors wonder if it can cause permanent damage to the heart.
Around the World
Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.
Beijing deploys 10 times more operators than U.S. Cyber Command
Once considered “sloppy” in its cyber operations, China’s online capabilities have grown rapidly over the past decade into a dangerous threat regarded as equal to U.S. military digital skills, a new congressional report warns.
Russia Unveils Nuclear Icebreaker in Push For Arctic Dominance
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the launch of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker as Russia pushes to develop the Arctic and seeks new energy markets amid sanctions over Ukraine.
Turkey’s Erdogan vows ground operation into Syria ‘soon’
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Tuesday that Turkey would "soon" unleash a ground operation into Syria against Kurdish targets in defiance of mounting international pressure.
US says continues to oppose any military action destabilizing Syria
The United States continues to oppose any military action that destabilizes the situation in Syria, a State Department spokesperson said on Monday, adding that Washington has communicated its serious concerns to Ankara over the impact of such an offensive on the goal to fight against Islamic State.
Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to 60% purity at Fordo underground site
Iran said Tuesday it had begun enriching uranium to 60 percent purity at its underground Fordo site, a technical step from weapons-grade levels of 90%, saying the move was in response to international criticism.
2 girls beheaded at ISIS family members displacement camp in Syria
A US military commander on Sunday warned of the danger facing children living in Syria’s Al-Hol displacement camp for ISIS family members after the beheaded bodies of two Egyptian girls were found in the camp’s sewage system on Tuesday, the Christian Post (CP) reports. US Central Command Gen. Michael Kurilla issued his warning after visiting Al-Hol on Thursday.
Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises
Iranian security forces have been firing on protestors in western Iran, as the number of civilian casualties rises to at least 419, the Jerusalem Post reports. The ongoing protests across Iran broke out in mid-September after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in custody following her arrest for not wearing a hijab correctly.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
U.S. and Israel discuss military drill to simulate conflict with Iran, proxies
The United States and Israel have discussed a joint military drill that would simulate a possible attack against Iran and its Middle East proxies.

Inside the United States
Biden extends student loan repayment pause as debt cancellation placed on hold amid legal challenge
President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the extension of the pause on federal student loan payments as the courts determine the legality of his student loan cancellation plan.
Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress
The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Christian News
Nine Christians hospitalized after Hindu extremist attack on church
A mob of radicalized Hindu nationalists beat up and hospitalized nine Christians during an attack on a church hall in India’s Chhattisgarh state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Bibles At Bloodstained World Cup Despite Persecution (Worthy News In-Depth)
As crowds enjoyed soccer in the bloodstained stadiums of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup after thousands of migrant workers were killed, Christians began distributing Bibles in 14 languages.

Worthy Watch
Bill Gates Details Early Days of Covid-19
"It wasn't until early February when I was in a meeting that experts of the foundation said there's no way you know... it [Covid-19] had a low fatality rate ... kind of like the flu is," stated Bill Gates.
CBS News Verifies Hunter Laptop is Authentic
"Just the sheer volume of what we're dealing with. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to fabricate. It accumulated over time, which is consistent with normal, everyday use of a computer," conveyed a digital forensic expert hired by CBS News to verify the NY Post original story that was labeled as fake news just weeks before the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.