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Today's Breaking News
Around the World
North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan
North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions.
Superbug Nightmare: The Danger of Taking Too Many Antibiotics
It's a nightmare scenario: A deadly infection strikes and those antibiotics we've depended on for years no longer work. Even more scary is this life-and-death situation is largely being ignored.
Reports that Russia has stopped using Iran base are challenged
The U.S. State Department on Aug. 22 said that 'it's not clear' that Russian warplanes have stopped using an Iranian air base to carry out bombing runs in Syria.
Japan, China, S. Korea ministers slam N. Korea missile test
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history.
Magnitude-6.2 earthquake levels central Italian town; fatalities reported
Central Italy was hit with a series of earthquakes in the early hours of Wednesday morning that led an Italian mayor to say his town had been destroyed and that he feared major fatalities just in his town.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu phones Putin to discuss Middle East developments
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday evening to discuss a variety of issues in the Middle East, Russian media reported.
Israel will not allow Hamas to rearm itself, says defense minister
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused Islamist militant group Hamas of using Gazans' tax money on rearmament rather than rebuilding, two days after the Israeli military struck targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket that landed in the city of Sderot.

Inside the United States
Obama Admin Stonewalls Congressional Inquiry of Iran Receiving $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds
The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.
Debt to reach highest level since 1950 this year
The national debt this year will jump to the highest level since 1950 relative to the size of the economy, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.
Over 200 Released Gitmo Detainees Returned to Fight Jihad
Last week the Obama Administration approved its largest-ever release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, sending 15 extremists back into the world. By now, the pattern has become familiar: the President lets hardened terrorists go free, Congress and the American people express outrage, and the White House ignores the uproar. But the grave risks of this policy cannot be ignored. The President is giving terrorists a one-way ticket back to the battlefield.
Hillary Clinton outspending Donald Trump 17-to-1 on TV ads
Hillary Clinton is far outpacing Donald Trump in spending on television advertising in the presidential campaign to date, though that gap could soon narrow, an analysis shows.


U.S. Politics
Clinton Faces Ethics Challenges as Many Donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
Hillary Clinton outspending Donald Trump 17-to-1 on TV ads
Hillary Clinton is far outpacing Donald Trump in spending on television advertising in the presidential campaign to date, though that gap could soon narrow, an analysis shows.
UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump hold steady in virtual tie
The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Tuesday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by less than 1 percentage point for a second consecutive day.

Christian News
Charges against Pastors in Sudan Could Lead to Death Penalty
Prosecutors in Sudan yesterday accused two church leaders and two others of tarnishing the image of the country and crimes calling for the death penalty, sources said.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Scientific Research Refutes LGBT 'Born That Way' Claim
A new report by two Johns Hopkins University scientists reveals that scientific evidence does not support the claim that homosexuals are "born that way."
Russia Presses Turkey for Access to U.S. Airbase
Russia has approached Turkey to request use of the U.S.-built Incirlik air base.
Russia to Stop Using Iranian Base for Syria Strikes
Russia will stop using a base in Iran for airstrikes targeting militants in Syria for the time being, Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday.
UN warns Syria has become 'greatest crisis of our time'
The UN humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a 'humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed' in Syria.
Iran unveils its own version of S-300 air defense system
Iran revealed Sunday its first long-range, domestically built air defense system, which supposedly has similar characteristics to the Russian made S-300.
Op-Ed: Our World: Soros's campaign of global chaos
Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel strikes target in Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan Heights
The Israeli Defense Forces on Monday carried out a strike in the Syrian Golan Heights in retaliation to mortar fire that landed on the Israeli side of the border, the IDF said in a statement.
Israel Strikes Dozens of Targets in Gaza, However Not Interested in 'Escalation'
The Israeli Defense Forces says it has no intention to escalate conflict in Gaza after air and artillery strikes hit dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Monday in response to earlier rocket fire from the coastal enclave into Israel.
IDF takes advantage of strike opportunity to target strategic Hamas assets
The IDF conducted its most significant strike in the Gaza Strip since the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge in late August 2014. The IDF has stated that its targets in the unusually-powerful strike were related to Hamas terror infrastructure in the northern Strip. Despite the fact that neither Israel nor Hamas have officially specified the targets and their importance, the significance is probably well-understood by the leadership on both sides.

Inside the United States
Federal court blocks Obama's transgender bathroom order
A federal court in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s order compelling public schools nationwide to regulate restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.
Scores of California schoolchildren could be kept from class over vaccine law
Hundreds of California students could be sent home on the first day of school over a new vaccine law that took effect last month.
Va. governor restores voting rights of 13,000 felons
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he has restored the voting rights of 13,000 individual felons, a move undertaken after the state Supreme Court rescinded a prior executive action that had restored the right to vote en masse to more than 200,000 former inmates.
FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe
The FBI's year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
Judge Drops Marriage License Lawsuits Against Kim Davis
A federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits filed against Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples last year because it violated her religious convictions.

U.S. Politics
Poll: Most Americans favor early voting, automatic registration, photo I.D. laws
Four out of five Americans approve of laws allowing voters to cast ballots early and mandating photo identification at the polls, a new survey from Gallup research shows.
Giuliani: Press ignores signs of Clinton's illness
Continuing with the narrative that Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president, Rudy Giuliani, an adviser with Donald Trump's campaign, claimed Sunday there are videos online that show Clinton has an illness.
Donald Trump on NYT report: 'I have very little debt' compared to assets
Donald Trump said Monday 'I have very little debt' in response to a New York Times report that the presidential candidate has at least $650 million in debt among the companies he owns.

Christian News
U.S. Air Force officer forced to remove Bible from his desk after military atheist group files complaint
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) seems keen on removing every vestige of Christianity in America. This time, it has set its sight on the Bible on the desk of an Air Force major.
Fearless Faith: One Refugee Risks Everything to Bring Muslims to Christ
One Syrian evangelist fled the danger of ISIS only to face death threats in his European host country.
Christian Arab man killed by alleged Muslim hater gets 'important' funeral
Christian man Khalid Jabara, a 37-year-old Lebanese-American, was killed earlier this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. by a man who might have mistaken him for a Muslim. His fellow faithful in his Church were determined to remember him as a firm believer in God's teachings as they bid him final farewell.
Churches Offer Comfort, Aid to Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
Churches not swallowed by water opened their doors as Red Cross shelters, while national relief organizations rolled up their sleeves to help with cleanup.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding blast in Turkey, officials say
A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey on Saturday killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said.
Air Force beefs up Guam fleet with nuke-ready bombers
In a strong and unmistakable signal to North Korea and China, the U.S. Air Force has deployed three types of strategic bombers capable of carrying nukes to its base on Guam.
U.S. Air Force scrambled F-15s after suspected Syrian airstrikes, Pentagon says
American fighter planes were scrambled in northeast Syria on Thursday after government airstrikes hit close to U.S. and coalition special forces' positions, the Pentagon said.
Strasbourg stabbing: Jewish man stabbed in France by attacker shouting 'Allahu Akbar'
A Jewish man has been stabbed in France by an attacker heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in the latest attack to shake the country.
Panel: TEPCO's 'ice wall' failing at Fukushima nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s 'frozen wall of earth' has failed to prevent groundwater from entering the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and the utility needs a new plan to address the problem, experts said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Putin said willing to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
Amid speculation over a developing Egyptian bid to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said late Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders for direct talks.
IDF continues pounding Hamas targets into night
The IDF is reported to have continued a combined air and artillery assualt on Hamas targets in Gaza Sunday night in retaliation for rockets fired from the Strip into Sderot earlier on Sunday afternoon.
Haredi crowds protest in capital against arrest of suspected draft-dodger
Around 150 Haredi protesters took to the streets of Jerusalem on Sunday evening outside the IDF drafting office in response to the arrest by the Military Police of a Haredi individual police suspect of draft dodging.
PA, Hamas recycle lie 'radical Jew' set fire to Al-Aqsa Mosque
Palestinians marked 47 years since a fire set by a Christian fundamentalist damaged the Al-Aqsa Mosque by blaming the 1969 arson on a 'radical Jew.'
US to stop permitting Israel to use arms deal funds on its own weapons: report
The White House is seeking to cancel a provision in its upcoming 10-year arms deal with Israel that allows the Mideast ally to spend part of the funds on Israeli-made goods, Foreign Policy reports.
Turkish parliament approves deal ending rift with Israel
Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought a six-year rift between the two regional powers to an end.

Inside the United States
Texas AG Reaffirms Prayer, Scripture Reading In Court
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a six-page legal opinion defending the practice of praying and reading scripture in court.
Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren't talking about it
At least 13 people are dead and 40,000 homes are damaged because of flooding in Louisiana - and the rest of the world isn't really talking about it.
U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds
The United States Army's finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced.
'Super lice' crawl into 48 states; you can stop 'em dead
As children head back to school, a study suggests that 'super lice' have spread to at least 48 states.
Obama to hand over control of the Internet -- created by the U.S. military -- on Oct. 1
President Barack Obama is set to relinquish the last vestiges of U.S. control of the Internet.
Alleged NSA data dump contains powerful, rarely seen hacking tools
A stolen cache of files that may belong to the National Security Agency contains genuine hacking tools that not only work, but show a level of sophistication rarely seen, according to security researchers.

U.S. Politics
Clinton Ordered by Judge to Provide Answers Under Oath Concerning Email Server
A federal judge ordered Hillary Clinton on Friday, to answer questions relating to her private email server due to a Freedom of Information lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch.
NYT report: Trump owes money to Bank of China, Goldman Sachs
The New York Times published on Saturday a detailed analysis of Donald Trump's business dealings and found that his real estate holdings are racked in debt and he owes money to some organizations he has consistently criticized on the campaign trail.
Facebook feed pushed fake story on Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton's email
In its 'Trending Topics' section, Facebook made the false assertion that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended Hillary Clinton use private email during her tenure at the State Department.
Mook Defends Clinton Not Holding Press Conference in 260 Days: She's Not 'Shying Away From Tough Questions'
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook tried to defend her for not having held a press conference in 260 days but insisted that Clinton is not 'shying away from tough questions.'
Poll: Plurality of Americans believe media is biased in favor of Clinton
A plurality of Americans believe that the media is biased in favor of trying to elect Hillary Clinton president, according to a new Morning Consult survey.
Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign
Donald Trump's campaign chairman has resigned from his post less than three months before Election Day, the Republican presidential nominee announced on Friday.

Christian News
Prayer and religion banned in Chinese hospitals
Hospitals in an eastern province of China have banned all kinds of religious activity, including receiving pastors, praying for the sick and preaching, in the latest crackdown on Christianity.
Church Demolitions in Cuba Intensifying
The first half of 2016 has seen church demolitions in Cuba gather pace as the government crackdown on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) on the island continues. The authorities have also begun to confiscate 1,400 Assemblies of God (AOG) churches that were earmarked for seizure in 2015, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.