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Around the World
G20 Wants Worldwide Vaccination Passport (Worthy News In-Depth)
The leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) have agreed to adopt global vaccine passports to “facilitate” all international travel, a move that critics say will increase government control over people’s lives.
UN Atomic Agency chief says urgent action required to prevent nuclear accident in Ukraine following new blasts near nuclear plant
UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi issued a blistering statement on the urgent need to prevent a nuclear accident in Ukraine after shelling again took place extremely close to the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in the south-eastern part of the country on Sunday, UN News reports.
37 countries declare there is no international “right” to abortion
A total of 37 countries have now signed a 2020 consensus document asserting that there is no international right to abortion, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Indonesia Quake Kills 162; Hundreds Injured
A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 56 people and injuring hundreds more, authorities said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Iran at Brink of Enriching Uranium at 90 Percent Level
Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of Israeli military intelligence, warned Monday that Iran could soon approach the 90% uranium enrichment level necessary to build a nuclear weapon, Axios reported.
IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, who is on a visit to Washington, met on Monday with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Inside the United States
ICE arrests 138 sex offenders who entered the US illegally
The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency apprehended 138 sex offenders who entered the country illegally as part of a recent nationwide operation.
New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal
The special counsel named by the Biden administration to investigate Donald Trump oversaw a Justice Department unit rebuked by the Supreme Court for its prosecution of a prominent Republican and was linked by Congress to the IRS scandal that targeted conservative groups.
Gunman Kills 5 In US Gay Nightclub
A 22-year-old gunman has opened fire in a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 18, authorities say.

Christian News
Eritrea: 98 Christians remain in prison for their faith
The Eritrean government is still holding in detention 98 Christians who were arrested on account of their faith in September, Christian Today (CT) reports.
Political divisions in church can drive pastors to burnout, poll shows
A new study by conservative Christian polling group Bana reveals that many pastors are so stressed out by political divisions and excessive identification with political parties in their congregations that they have considered leaving the ministry over it, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Worthy Watch
Elbit’s micro-suicide drone swarms can hunt enemies in urban combat
A new drone from Israel’s Elbit Systems called Lanius combines a number of technologies that put it at the forefront of how drones are transforming war.
As Turkey gears up for Syria, Iraq invasion, can the US stop them? – analysis
Turkey is gearing up for a new invasion of Syria and possibly expanded campaigns in Iraq, claiming it is a fight against terrorism. A recent bombing in Ankara was blamed on Kurdish groups in Syria, but it appears Ankara arrested a perpetrator who is not linked to any Kurdish group.
A new tick-borne disease is killing cattle in the US
In the spring of 2021, Cynthia and John Grano, who own a cattle operation and sell performance horses in Culpeper County, Virginia, started noticing some of their cows slowing down and acting “spacey.” They figured the animals were suffering from anaplasmosis, a common infectious disease that causes anemia in cattle. But Melinda McCall, their veterinarian, had warned them that another disease carried by a parasite was spreading rapidly in the area.
Around the World
Ukraine, Russia Extend Grain Deal
Ukraine and Russia have agreed to prolong the United Nations-brokered grain deal for another 120 days, Worthy News monitored.
Iran confirms second death sentence in connection to protests
Iran confirmed Wednesday that a second death sentence in three days had been issued in connection with ongoing protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amin on September 16, MiddleEastEye (MEE) reports.
Dutch Ponder Banning ‘Dangerous’ Parties
An influential governing Dutch party wants to ban parties deemed dangerous for society, in a move that critics say threatens the Netherlands' liberal, democratic traditions.
G20 Condemns War In Ukraine Amid Global Recession Fears
The Group of 20 (G20) unanimously adopted a declaration effectively condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but not all countries agreed on who was responsible for Europe’s largest armed conflict since World War Two.
IAEA: Iran must cooperate with uranium probe
The 35-nation board of governors of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear watchdog passed a resolution Thursday ordering Iran to cooperate immediately with the agency’s investigation into uranium traces discovered at three undeclared sites, diplomats said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Over 20 Killed In Gaza Refugee Camp Fire
Israel offered help after at least 21 people - including 10 children - were killed by a fire in a building in a densely populated refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, officials said.
Israeli Navy Mounted Iron Dome Operational
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday it has successfully conducted a C-Dome interception test from the Sa’ar 6 INS Oz missile ship, the Jerusalem Post reports. The C-Dome is an advanced form of the renowned Iron Dome aerial defense system.
Gantz: US-Israel cooperation on Iran threat ‘more critical than ever’
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz emphasized the Iranian threat in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday.

Inside the United States
Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As US Democratic Leader
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to hold that top position, says she will step down and not seek re-election as the House Democratic caucus top leader.
Republicans Take Control Of US House
Republicans have secured the 218 seats needed for a majority in the lower chamber of the U.S Congress a week after the midterm elections, CBS News network projects.
12 Republicans Join Democrats to Rush Marriage Bill: ‘Devastating Blow to Religious Freedom’
The Senate is fast-tracking a bill that could deny religious freedom for individuals and faith-based organizations.
100+ School Boards Flip Red Nationwide, Conservatives Pleased with Progress
While no overwhelming red wave emerged from the midterm national races, conservative groups involved in local school board races saw encouraging results.

Christian News
Christian persecution is worsening amid Western denial
A new report by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) attests that persecution against Christians in certain parts of the world is worsening dramatically - and that Western denial of the situation is endangering believers, Christian Today reports. Titled 'Persecuted and Forgotten?,’ the ACN report documents an increase in Christian persecution in 24 countries between October 2020 and September 2022.

Worthy Watch
‘Not-at-all-Secret Gay Agenda’: Disney Goes LGBTQ Again with Gay Teen Romance in Major New Animation
Disney's next animated motion picture release titled Strange World will mark a first for the company founded by Walt Disney in 1923. It will feature a gay teen romance.
Around the World
NATO chief blames Russia for missile accident in Poland (Worthy News Radio)
The secretary general of the NATO military alliance said Wednesday that a missile that landed in Poland killing two people was "most likely" related to Ukrainian air defense systems, though he still blamed Moscow for causing the tragedy. Jens Stoltenberg spoke after a NATO emergency meeting sparked by the first cross-border missile incident since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel thinks Iran 2 years from being able to detonate nuke
Top Israeli sources confirmed to The Jerusalem Post what has only been hinted at until now, that Jerusalem is banking on a mix of global pressure and a two-year breakout time it believes Iran would need to master nuclear weapon detonation and delivery, which means that a large-scale attack on Iranian nuclear facilities is not likely in the cards, even to prevent Tehran from crossing the threshold of 90% weaponized uranium enrichment.

Inside the United States
Senate advances bipartisan same-sex, interracial marriage bill
The Senate on Wednesday voted to advance a bipartisan bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages and enshrine a number of religious liberty protections in federal statute.
Credit Card Debt Jumps to Two-Decade High as U.S. Economy Tumbles
Americans are running up credit card debt at historic levels as they struggle with soaring inflation.
Federal Judge Stays Decision Blocking Title 42
A federal judge on Wednesday gave the Biden administration until Dec. 21 to wind down its use of Title 42 to expel migrants.
Republicans secure majority in House of Representatives
Republicans have secured a majority in the House of Representatives when the 118th U.S. Congress convenes next January.
Trump Again Running For President Despite Controversies
Donald J. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was running for president in 2024 to recapture the White House after raising doubts that he lost the 2020 election.

Christian News
Ukrainian prison ministry is helping Russian POWs
A Ukrainian prison ministry has begun caring for Russian prisoners of war that were captured in the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Christianity Today (CT) reports.
500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in Europe last year
Europe saw over 500 documented Anti-Christian Hate Crimes in 2021, the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians (OIDAC) says in its annual report available online. In addition to the incidents documented, OIDAC attests there is a “reasonable probability” of even higher numbers of incidents that were not reported on.
Russian army attacked 270 religious sites in Ukraine during first months of invasion
A new report by the Ukrainian-based Institute for Religious Freedom (IRF) shows that the Russian army destroyed or damaged 270 houses of worship, religious, educational institutions, and sacred sites in Ukraine in the first five months of the invasion launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in February, Church Leaders (CL) reports.