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Around the World
Suspected Russian Missiles Enter NATO State Poland, Killing Two; U.S. Concerned
U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he spoke with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to express “deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland,” where two people were killed in an alleged Russian missile strike.
World population reaches 8 billion with continued increase predicted
The United Nations predicted in a recent report that the world population would reach eight billion people on November 15 this year and around 9.7 billion in 2050, the Associated Press reports.
Israeli-led study show dramatic decrease in sperm count worldwide
A new peer-reviewed study by Israeli and US scientists shows that sperm counts worldwide have fallen by 62 percent since 1973, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Iran may use mass executions to quell anti-hijab protests across country, human rights group warns
An Iranian court has issued the first death sentence related to the months-long anti-hijab protests, prompting fears of mass executions to quell the unrest.
G20 Tensions Over War In Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) plan to condemn the war in Ukraine, despite objections from Russia. A draft statement was leaked to the media at the G20 summit, which began Tuesday on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
Biden Claims “No New Cold War” With China
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged Monday there would be no "new Cold War" with China after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, though both sides offered different views on their talks.
Turkey Detains Scores Of People Over Deadly Istanbul Blast
Turkish police have arrested 47 people over the explosion in central Istanbul that left at least eight people dead and 81 others wounded, police said Monday.
Moscow Denies Russian Foreign Minister Rushed To Hospital
Moscow on Monday denied Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was hospitalized for heart problems after arriving in Bali, Indonesia, despite several Indonesian officials confirming the treatment.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Mobilizes Against UN Resolution Calling for Probe of Israel’s ‘Occupation’ in Judea, Samaria
"A prize for terrorist organizations and their campaign against Israel.” That is how outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid characterized a vote last week in the United Nations.

Inside the United States
U.S. Senate poised to vote on protection for same-sex marriage
The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage rights.
New York Fed announces test of digital dollar with major banks
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and major banks will launch a three-month test of a digital dollar in hopes of studying its feasibility.
FBI Director Refuses To Answer Whether Agency Had Sources ‘Dressed As Trump Supporters’ In J6 Riots
FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer multiple questions Tuesday from a Republican congressman concerning whether FBI sources were embedded among Jan. 6 protesters during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats to the Homeland.
Nevada Supreme Court rejects petition to stop hand count of county ballots
The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a petition to stop the hand counting of midterm ballots in the state's Nye County.
Democrat Overturns Republican Victory in House Seat After Recount – Wins by 1 Vote
The power given to every American voter was displayed in New Hampshire on Monday with a recount showing the candidate who trailed on Election Day winning her state House seat by one vote.
Georgia judge strikes down six-week abortion ban, declaring it unconstitutional
A Superior Court judge in Georgia on Tuesday overturned the state's ban on abortions after six weeks, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution.
Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action
Frustrated by an unending crisis fueled by drug and human trafficking at the southern border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday declared his state was under an invasion and invoked special powers granted under the U.S. and Texas constitutions.
Suspect Detained After U.S. University Shooting Kills 3
A student is in custody after three football players were fatally shot on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus Sunday night, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Christian News
58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance
As the US United Methodist Church continues to lose congregations over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, 58 churches in Louisiana officially disaffiliated from the denomination at the weekend, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization
A major new report shows the government of Algeria has closed down 16 Evangelical churches in the past year as part of a crackdown on proselytization and perceived blasphemy against Sunni Islam, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Around the World
Ukraine’s President Visits Recaptured Kherson As US, Russia Talk (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine’s president has toured the city of Kherson, which was recaptured from Russian forces after accusing Moscow of war crimes. Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit came while the intelligence chiefs of the United States and Russia discussed how to prevent the armed conflict from escalating into nuclear warfare.
CIA chief meets Russian counterpart in Turkey, warns of consequences if Putin uses nukes in Ukraine
CIA Director William Burns on Monday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s top intelligence official in Turkey to convey a message from the Biden administration about the consequences that would occur if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
President Biden To Meet China’s Leader To Ease Tensions
U.S. President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, will meet face to face Monday in Indonesia — their first meeting since Biden took office.
Iran Sentences Protester To Death
Iran has sentenced a protester to death in the first known use of capital punishment by Islamic authorities seeking to suppress nearly two-month-old antigovernment demonstrations.
Ukraine Facing Challenges After Capturing Kherson Amid US Warnings (Worthy News Radio)
The former U.S. army general and CIA director David Petraeus has warned that the war in Ukraine is far from over despite Ukraine capturing the strategic Kherson city.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
‘400 seconds’ to Tel Aviv: Iranian media publishes Hebrew hypersonic missile threat
Iran’s Sobh-e-Sadegh newspaper published a threat in Hebrew on its front page on Monday, warning that a new Iranian hypersonic missile could reach Israel in 400 seconds.
Israel abstains from UN vote on Russia-Ukraine reparations
Israel abstained from voting at the UNGA on Monday after the UN said Russia should be required to pay reparations to Ukraine for war-related damages.

Inside the United States
Biden says Democrats will not have enough Congressional seats to codify Roe v Wade
President Biden said Monday that, following last week’s midterm elections, he does not believe Democrats will have enough votes in Congress to codify Roe v Wade and create federal rights to abortion, Axios reports. Sending the issue of abortion back to individual states for consideration, the US Supreme Court reversed Roe through its June 24 ruling in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
40 states settle Google location-tracking charges for $392M
Search giant Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations, state attorneys general announced Monday.
GOP Flips House Seat in Deep-Blue Oregon, Bringing Party Closer to House Majority
Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer flipped a long-held Democratic seat in Oregon, putting the GOP one step closer to a majority in the House of Representatives.

Christian News
Laos: Pastor murdered on his way to Christian event
A Christian pastor in Laos was tortured before being murdered last month in an attack police was likely on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Nigeria: At least 4,000 Christians killed by Islamic extremists in 2022 alone
At least 4,000 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic jihadists this year alone, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law attested this week, the Christian Post reports. Rights groups have estimated 50,000-80,000 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic militants in the last two decades, as the Nigerian government and international community stand by and do nothing of substance to stop the slaughter.

Worthy Watch
Biological Male Wins Women’s Elite Division Of Cycling Race
A biological male won the women’s elite division of a cycling race in Massachusetts on Saturday.
Biological Male Wins Local Miss America Pageant
For the first time in the history of the Miss America organization, a transgender teenager in New Hampshire won a local pageant qualifying him to compete in the state pageant and ultimately for the Miss America national crown.
Around the World
Multifaith leaders to gather in Israel and around the world for ‘climate repentance’
Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists from Israel, Egypt, the US, India, Spain and the UK plan to gather Sunday around the world to call on global leaders to act for “climate repentance” and to implement ten climate principles.
Massive Explosion Rocks Istanbul; Several Dead, Scores Injured
At least six people have been killed, and 81 people were injured in a bomb attack, “an act of terrorism” that rocked the heart of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, the president and authorities said Sunday.
Russia Withdraws from Key City of Kherson
Russia says it has completed its withdrawal of troops from the vital city of Kherson in Ukraine's south to escape an ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive.
US: ‘Ukraine War Claims 240,000 Casualties’
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left around 100,000 Russian troops and 100,000 Ukrainian forces dead or wounded, the United States’ most senior general said in comments published Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli air force attacks Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria
Syrian state-controlled media claimed Sunday evening that Israeli forces carried out an airstrike on targets on the outskirts of the city of Homs, in northwest Syria.
UN votes 98-17 to take Israel to Int’l Criminal Court, ‘occupation will need to end’
A key UN committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of allegedly denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination.

Inside the United States
Federal Judge Strikes Down A Key Part Of President Biden’s Transgender Agenda
A federal judge has reversed a Biden Administration rule that directed the Department of Health and Human Services to increase access to sex change surgeries and hormone therapies, including to children, in a Friday ruling.
Democrats Keep Control Of U.S. Senate
The Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate on Saturday after Senator Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly defeated her Republican challenger, Adam Laxalt, in Nevada.
Texas judge strikes down Biden’s student debt relief plan
A federal judge in Texas has struck down President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal loans held by tens of millions of borrowers, calling it unconstitutional.

Worthy Watch
Detransitioner to ‘Hold the Adults…Accountable’: Announces Plan to Sue Hospital
The trans movement continues its push to indoctrinate and mutilate children with the help of doctors that see an opportunity to line their pockets with the money of confused and misled children.