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Around the World
Vatican: Transgenders Can Be Baptized
The Vatican said Wednesday that transgender people can be baptized in the Catholic Church after the pope already reached out to other members of the LGBTQ+ community, which uses the rainbow as its logo.
Vatican Offers To Mediate In Israel-Hamas War
The Vatican has offered to mediate to end the Israel-Hamas war but also urged Israeli authorities to show “proportionality” in its response to the “inhuman” Hamas attack that killed 1,400 people including babies.
Ukraine Closer To EU Membership Talks But Hungary Considers Veto
The president of war-torn Ukraine praised as “historic” a recommendation by the European Union’s executive to launch membership talks with Kyiv, but EU member Hungary opposed the move, citing security concerns.
US confirms Huthis shot down American drone off Yemen
Yemen's Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, successfully downed an unmanned U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone that was operating in international airspace off the Yemeni coast, according to a Pentagon Statement on Wednesday.
U.S. Strikes Iranian-Backed Militia Groups in Syria Again
On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that, for the second time in the past two weeks, U.S. fighter jets carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria. This development has heightened concerns about escalating tensions in the Middle East.
West Africa: Islamic jihadist groups are now taking root in Christian-majority Benin
While Islamic jihadist terrorists have long plagued West African countries like Nigeria, groups connected to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have now spread to take root in the Christian-majority West African coastal state of Benin, the Associated Press reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
50,000 Flee Gaza City (Video)
Israel said that at least 50,000 Palestinians left the besieged Gaza City area Wednesday after its military opened up the main road to southern Gaza.
Israel Strikes Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon (Video)
On Wednesday evening, Israel Defence Force (IDF) fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, according to an IDF spokesman.
Hamas accuses UNRWA of collusion with Israel as Gaza civilians use evacuation corridors
Enraged that civilians are using humanitarian corridors opened by the Israeli military to evacuate to the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the Hamas Palestinian terror group has accused the United Nations of “colluding with Israel” in the “forced displacement” of Palestinians by encouraging them to use the evacuation routes, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Large numbers of French and US Jews now considering immigration to Israel
There has been a huge spike in the numbers of Jews in the US and in France who are considering moving to Israel since the worldwide increase in antisemitic attacks that followed the Oct. 7 massacre of Israeli civilians by Hamas, and Israel’s response in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Inside the United States
Bankrolled Pro-Abortion Candidates Win In Several US States (Worthy News Investigation)
Defenders of the unborn expressed sorrow after Democratic candidates supporting abortion rights won critical elections in several U.S. states on Tuesday, backed by millions in campaign funding.
House Republicans Subpoena Biden’s Son, Brother in Latest Investigation
On Wednesday, House Republicans issued subpoenas to Hunter and James Biden, demanding their testimony as lawmakers aim to establish connections between President Biden and his family's business activities, the Wall Street Journal reported.
House of Representatives Censures Rashida Tlaib Over Anti-Israel Rhetoric
The House of Representatives censured Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for "promoting misleading narratives" regarding the Israel conflict, marking the second instance this year in which a Democratic lawmaker has faced condemnation from fellow members.
Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects ‘Insurrection Clause’ Challenge, Clearing Path for Trump on Ballot
The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit on Wednesday that attempted to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 primary ballot, citing a constitutional provision that disqualifies individuals who have "participated in insurrection" from holding office.

Christian News
“Jesus” movie has now been translated into 2,100 languages
The renowned 1979 “Jesus” movie has now been translated into its 2,100th language, the Washington Times reports. Based on the Gospel of Luke, the movie is a hugely popular American-made drama about the life of Christ.
Around the World
Iran-Backed Militias Launch New Weapon
Several Iran-backed militias known as the "Islamic Resistance in Iraq" have launched a "medium-range missile" to strike against U.S. troops on bases around Iraq and Syria, Worthy News learned Tuesday.
US and NATO To Suspend Cold War Arms Treaty
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) criticized Russia's withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and reciprocated by indicating their intention to suspend the treaty as well.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
‘Hamas Terrorists Targeted, Secondary Explosions Recorded’
Israel said Tuesday that the Israeli Air Force and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Nahal’s brigade attacked some “10 Hamas terrorists” in a building near Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza from where they planned “an assault” on the IDF.
Thousands Evacuate Gaza Supported by Israel
Thousands of civilians fled Northern Gaza through a corridor established by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), footage obtained by Worthy News showed Tuesday.

Inside the United States
FCC’s Carr Calls Biden Plan ‘Power Grab’ Of Internet
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr has called President Joe Biden’s “digital equity plan” for all internet services an unprecedented “government power grab.”
New US House Speaker Installs Anti-Porn Software On Son’s Devices
The newly elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has defended his decision to install porn-monitoring software on the devices of his teenage son.
California: Death of Jewish man at anti-Israel rally was a “homicide,” Medical Examiner says
The death of an older Jewish man following an altercation with anti-Israel demonstrators at a rally in California on Sunday was the result of a homicide, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined. Paul Kessler, 69, died in hospital on Monday, after succumbing to injuries sustained at the rally in Thousand Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, Algemeiner reports.
Former US President Trump Clashes With Judge
In a made-for-media drama, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump clashed with a judge and defended his family's business in a massive fraud case at a time when he campaigns for re-election.

Christian News
Nepal: Pastor must serve one year in prison for alleged proselytization, Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court of Nepal has told a Christian pastor he must serve a one-year prison term he was sentenced to earlier this year for alleged proselytization against Hindus, Christian Today reports.
Nigeria: Terrorists attack Christian village in Kaduna state
Suspected Fulani terrorists in Nigeria’s Kaduna state killed a Christian and kidnapped 25 others during a night raid on a predominantly Christian village last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Sudan: Buildings belonging to Christians shelled in ongoing conflict
s fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan continues relentlessly, at least two buildings belonging to Christians were bombed in shelling by the SAF last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
China: Police and government officials raid Church graduation ceremony and arrest Christians
A long-persecuted evangelical Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in China’s Sichuan province suffered a police raid on a graduation ceremony it was holding, and a number of church members were taken away, the China Aid Christian advocacy group reports.

Worthy Watch
Former Israeli Ambassador Ayalon Details Status of the Simchat Torah War
'Time is of the essence and we need the time. That's what the Americans understood so well... Hamas had over 3 decades to turn Gaza into a fortified bunker. It takes time to destroy it, especially if you want to minimize civilian casualties,' stated Danny Ayalon, former Ambassador of Israel to the United States.
Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby Declines to Answer Who Has Sovereignty of the Golan Heights
Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby declined to confirm whether it was the Biden Administration's policy to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. As a note of history, it was on March 25, 2019, that the Trump Administration officially recognized the Golan Heights as being under Israel's sovereignty.
Hundreds Pray at Western Wall for the Release of the Hostages Held by Hamas
Just a few moments ago, at the Western Wall, hundreds were praying, “As for our brothers, the whole house of Israel, who are given over to trouble or captivity, whether they abide on the sea or on the dry land: May the All-present have mercy upon them, and bring them forth from trouble to enlargement, from darkness to light, and from subjection to redemption, now speedily and at a near time.”
Israel Releases More Evidence of Hamas Using Civilians as Human Shields
Israeli troops discovered tunnel shafts at a children's amusement park today. It's worth noting that this park was built on the ruins of a synagogue in the Jewish settlement of Netzarim, which was evacuated along with 21 other settlements when the Gaza Strip was handed over to the Palestinians in the summer of 2005. Hamas's use of the civilian population as a shield has been widely reported in the past.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson Issues Statement Standing with Israel
"Today, House Republicans met with the families of Israeli hostages taken by Hamas. Our cherished friend and ally Israel fights for its survival against the Iran-backed terrorists of Hamas. This must be stopped," said, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La) today.
Hamas Terrorists Targeted, Secondary Explosions Recorded
The Israeli Air Force (IAF), with assistance from the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) Nahal's brigade, targeted and attacked approximately 10 Hamas terrorists who had holed up in a building near Al-Quds Hospital, planning an assault on the IDF. The resulting airstrike caused substantial secondary explosions, indicating the presence of a Hamas weapons cache next to a hospital which is against the 1949 Geneva Convention Accords.
Around the World
Hamas leader meets with Iranian Ayatollah in Tehran
ran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini met with Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the Hamas Palestinian terror group in Tehran in recent days, Reuters reports.
Russia tests Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from new strategic nuclear submarine
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Sunday it has successfully tested a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from its new strategic nuclear submarine, the Imperator Alexander III, Reuters reports.
World’s Largest Biometric Digital ID System Hacked Affecting Nearly 10% of the World’s Population
In a significant security breach of India's Aadhaar, the world largest Biometric Digital ID System, an anonymous hacker claims to have compromised the personal identifiable information (PII) of approximately 10% of the world's population. This includes digital ID numbers and sensitive data of around 815 million Indian citizens.
Militia Attacks Against U.S. Bases in Iraq and Syria Risk a Direct U.S.-Iranian Conflict
Recent attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria underscore the challenge the Biden administration faces in deterring Iranian-backed militias without sparking a direct conflict with Iran or upsetting the U.S.-aligned government in Iraq, from which many of these attacks are launched, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Taliban’s Fake Nonprofits Scam Millions in U.S. Aid Post-Afghanistan Withdrawal
The Taliban has set up fraudulent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to embezzle hundreds of millions in U.S. humanitarian aid sent to Afghanistan following the 2021 military withdrawal, according to a report by Judicial Watch.
Philippines President Condemns Killing Radio Anchor
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered a police investigation after a popular radio anchor was fatally shot by a man inside his southern Philippine station’s home studio on Sunday.
Hungary’s President In Israel Shocked About Plight Hostages
The president of Hungary, from where tens of thousands of Jews emigrated to Israel since World War Two, expressed concern about Hungarian Jewish hostages held by Hamas on Sunday and said Israel “has the right to defend itself.”

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
UN Chief: ‘Gaza Graveyard For Children’ As Israel Kills Hamas Commander
The United Nations pressured Israel on Monday to observe a ceasefire after Israeli forces killed a key Hamas commander in air strikes on Gaza while also facing rockets fired from Lebanon.
U.S. Plans $320 Million Precision Munitions to Israel
Amid growing concerns regarding the increasing civilian casualties in Gaza, the Biden administration is preparing a significant $320 million transfer of precision bombs to Israel, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Israel likely to control Gaza after war with Hamas, official says
Amid speculation as to what will happen after Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is concluded, an Israeli official has stated that Israel will likely maintain security control over the coastal enclave, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Israel Offers Escape For North Gaza Citizens, But Fighting Continues
Israel’s army announced late Sunday that it stopped firing in northern Gaza for several hours two days in a row amid pressure to introduce a temporary ceasefire.

Inside the United States
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Block Road at Port of Tacoma as Military Cargo Ship Docks (Video)
Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protesters called for a Gaza cease-fire and obstructed traffic at the Port of Tacoma on Monday, coinciding supposedly with the arrival of a military supply ship, the Cape Orlando, the Associated Press reported.
Major Legal Victory for Christian Wedding Photographer Who Refused to Participate in Same-Sex Marriage Celebration
Virginia state officials have settled a lawsuit with a Christian wedding photographer who declined to use his business for same-sex marriage celebrations, as stated in a press release by Alliance Defending Freedom.
GOP States Sue Feds to Block Mail Order Abortion Pills
A coalition of three Republican-leaning states filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Senior Services. The lawsuit challenges the approval of the abortion pill mifepristone and its distribution to patients across the nation, even in states where abortion has been prohibited, Courthouse News reports.

Christian News
China: Police and government officials raid Church graduation ceremony and arrest Christians
A long-persecuted evangelical Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in China’s Sichuan province suffered a police raid on a graduation ceremony it was holding, and a number of church members were taken away, the China Aid Christian advocacy group reports.

Worthy Watch
IDF Releases Evidence of Rocket Launchers Within Youth Movement Building
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released video evidence of two rocket launchers positioned inside a youth movement facility in Gaza, with their intended target being the northern regions of Gaza, specifically either Ashkelon or Ashdod.
Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian Protesters Block Port of Tacoma
Pro-Palestinian activists in Tacoma, Washington, are obstructing the loading of weapons and supplies onto a US military ship supposedly bound for Israel. Some legal analysts suggested that blocking US military operations on American soil could be considered an unlawful act and fall under the classification of domestic terrorism.