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Around the World
Yemen facing 'largest famine in decades' if blockade isn't lifted, UN aid chief says
The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen could lead to 'the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims,' Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, warned on Wednesday.
Syrian army and allies 'capture' last ISIS stronghold
The Syrian army has captured the last major Islamic State-held town, Albu Kamal, the country's media said.
Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia against befriending Israel, US
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned rival Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it was making a mistake in aligning with Israel and the United States over Tehran.
Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam
Vietnam's deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit.
US carriers in rare Pacific op amid North Korea tensions
Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday (Nov 9), as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch.
German court: Government must issue ‘intersex’ birth certificates in addition to male, female
Germany’s constitutional court has given the country’s parliament until Dec. 31, 2018, to pass legislation authorizing 'intersex' birth certificates, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Abbas discusses US peace efforts, reconciliation with Saudi crown prince
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on Wednesday about American peace efforts and reconciliation, the official PA news website Wafa reported.
Lebanon’s plunge into political crisis raises specter of war with Israel
Even for a country often used as a battleground by regional powers and their proxies, the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri has opened a new period of political uncertainty and fear in Lebanon.

Inside the United States
CBO: Obamacare mandate repeal would cut deficit by $338 billion
Repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate would save the government $338 billion over a decade and result in 13 million more uninsured Americans in 2027, according to a new CBO score.
Believers from different faiths rally around Colorado cake-baker before Supreme Court case
Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips may be an evangelical Christian, but he has a host of supporters from other faiths behind him as he takes his religious-freedom case next month to the Supreme Court.
Pence: ‘Bureaucratic failures’ led to Texas church shooting, meets with victims’ relatives
Vice President Mike Pence, visiting the Texas church where a gunman killed 26 worshippers, said Wednesday that 'bureaucratic failures' contributed to the tragedy by allowing the murderer to purchase a weapon illegally.
Laser Weapons May Arm Air Force Fighter Jets
U.S. Air Force fighter jets may soon be able to instantly disable enemy targets using invisible, energized beams of light shot from a small, compact laser cannon. The laser-equipped vehicles might call to mind the heavily armed 'helicarriers' from Marvel's 'Captain America' films.
ISIS Hacks 800 School Websites across the U.S.
The FBI is investigating how a school website in New Jersey was hacked. It’s one of hundreds nationwide that was plastered with messages supporting ISIS.

Christian News
Decade after Church Burnings in Nigeria, Officials Forbid Rebuilding
A decade after Muslims attacked and displaced Christians in a town in northern Nigeria, Kano state officials have forbidden church buildings to be rebuilt there, sources said.
Packing in the Pews: The Connection Between God and Guns
The Good Samaritan credited with causing the Texas church shooter to flee the scene was a churchgoing National Rifle Association (NRA) member, armed with an AR assault rifle.
Around the World
EU, US affirm Lebanon support, diverging from Saudi
The European Union on Wednesday affirmed support for Lebanon following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, echoing U.S. backing for the Beirut government which Saudi Arabia has accused of declaring war.
Trump to ask China to cut financial links with North Korea - White House official
U.S. President Donald Trump will ask China to cut its financial links with North Korea and to abide by U.N. sanctions when meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia’s push on Iran ratchets up regional tensions
Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It's a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has failed to score any successes in stemming Tehran's influence.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Palestinian terror group threatens IDF, promises war with Israel (Video)
The military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, an organization that orchestrated terrorist attacks that killed scores of Israelis over the years and has been classified by both the United States and the European Union as a terrorist entity, released on Tuesday a threatening video against the Jewish state and in particular its army.
Op. Harpoon: How the Mossad and an Israeli NGO destroyed terrorist money networks
Former government sources have told The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s Operation Harpoon, carried out by a range of Mossad, Shin Bet and other operatives, was revolutionary in that it was 'not just about following the money, but about destroying terrorists’ money networks.'

Inside the United States
Democrats the big winners in 2017 state, local elections
Democrats came out victorious in several of Tuesday’s key elections, including gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, leaving the party motivated for the upcoming 2018 election.
Seattle Set To Have First Lesbian Mayor
Jenny Durkan won 61 percent of the votes in the mayoral race in Seattle Tuesday, claiming a decisive lead over her opponent Cary Moon, making her the city’s first lesbian mayor and its first woman mayor since the 1920s.
First openly transgender state legislator elected in Virginia
Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem (D) has defeated longtime Del. Robert Marshall (R), becoming Virginia's first openly transgender elected official, according to The Washington Post.
For GOP, Virginia reveals dangers of Trump and a do-nothing Congress
The Democratic Party’s sweeping victory in Virginia on Tuesday put a major scare into Republicans in Congress and signaled the severe damage President Trump's unpopularity could cause in 2018.
Texas Gunman Devin Kelley Escaped from Mental Health Facility in 2012
The gunman accused of the worst mass murder in Texas history escaped from a mental health hospital during his stint in the Air Force — after making death threats against his superiors, according to a 2012 police report.

Christian News
Wycliffe Bible Translators Turns 75
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA is celebrating 75 years of Bible translation. Before Wycliffe came onto the scene, translating the Bible into every language seemed impossible to many, but now, that goal is closer than ever.
Fear and faith: Church security scrutinized after Texas massacre
After one of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings unfolded on their doorstep, pastors and parishioners around the tiny Texas hamlet of Sutherland Springs have begun asking whether guns have a rightful place inside their houses of worship.
Around the World
A Saudi-orchestrated resignation throws Lebanon into turmoil
Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation over the weekend was bizarre even by the often twisted standards of Lebanese politics: He made the surprise announcement from the Saudi capital in a pre-recorded message on a Saudi-owned TV station.
Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed
A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history.
Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital
Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan.
Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%
The number of cases of gonorrhoea in Australia has soared by 63% in the past five years, a new study has found.
Trump ready to use full range of military force to stop a N. Korean attack
US President Donald said on Tuesday that the United States is prepared to use the full range of military force to stop a North Korean attack, but said he was focused on using 'all available tools short of military action' to prevent conflict.
Saudi Crown Prince says Iran supply of rockets is military aggression
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday that Iran's supply of rockets to militias in Yemen is an act of 'direct military aggression,' Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
German army 'plans for break up of the European Union' in war game scenario
The German army has war-gamed the break up of the European Union in study of security crises that could face the country by 2040.
Saudi Arabia intercepts 'missile' fired from Yemen
Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” north-east of the capital, Riyadh, on Saturday after it was launched from Yemen, Saudi state media reported. 'Saudi air defence intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh,' it said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Sisi reiterates commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace during Abbas visit
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged that Egypt will continue its efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a statement from Sisi’s office Monday.
UN launches ‘unprecedented’ $1.3 billion legal campaign against Israel
The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out the Jewish state at the world body.
Islamic Jihad says Gaza blast death toll rises to 12, vows to continue developing tunnels
A Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip on Friday said that five more of its members, who were previously thought to be missing, died when Israel destroyed a cross-border tunnel earlier this week, raising the number of deceased in the incident to 12.

Inside the United States
Atheist Church Shooter Threatened Mother-in-Law, Received Bad Conduct Discharge
CBN News is learning more about the gunman who opened fire inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more in the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history.
Russia dossier investigators suspect reporters were paid to spread collusion claims
The role of reporters is taking on added importance in federal court battles over the infamous Russia dossier that leveled unverified charges of collusion against the Donald Trump campaign.
Comey draft statement on Clinton emails called her actions 'grossly negligent,' new memos show
Newly reported memos to Congress released Monday showed that language was softened between an early draft and the final copy of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement closing out the Hillary Clinton email case.
Trump wants $4 billion more for missile defense, citing North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump asked Congress on Monday for $4 billion to support missile defense to counter the threat from North Korea, just ahead of his first visit to South Korea since taking office in January.
Obama hid Al-Qaida Threat, Iran Link
The killing of America’s archenemy, Osama bin Laden, by a Navy SEAL team in 2011 was a campaign coup for Barack Obama, who hailed it during his reelection bid as proof that the U.S. had al-Qaida 'on the run.'
Air Force admits bureaucratic error allowed Texas shooter to buy gun used in mass shooting
The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database.

Christian News
Christian Missionary Killed in Nigeria
The British government on Monday announced the death of one Christian missionary who had been abducted in Nigeria last month and said three other missionaries had been freed.
Following Shooting, Texas Attorney General Says Church-Goers Should be Armed
After a deadly mass shooting at a Texas church, the Texas Attorney General has said American Christians should arm themselves when they go to church.
Hindu Extremists Beat Pastor Unconscious in Southern India after 'Miraculous' Conversions
Weeks after a pastor led five families to faith in Christ in southern India, masked men on motorbikes intercepted him on his way home from worship and tried to kill him, sources said.
Shooting Outside Fresno Church Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured
Fresno police say a suspect, 64-year-old Manuel Garcia, waited for services to end before opening fire on his estranged wife, 61-year-old Martha Garcia, and her 51-year-old boyfriend who she went to church with.
Texas Church Attack: Security is 'Probably on the Mind of Every Pastor'
Churches are some of the most vulnerable places on the planet when it comes to crime, security experts say.
US church shootings: Incidents from Sutherland Springs to Charleston
A gunman opened fire in a shooting at a Texas church on Sunday.