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Around the World
North Korea test-fires two cruise missiles ahead of South Korea/US joint military drill
North Korea announced Monday that it test-fired two cruise missiles from a submarine on Sunday, just one day before South Korea was set to begin an extensive joint military drill with the United States, AFP reports.
US-UK-Australia Submarine Plans Move Ahead; China Has Said it Reveals ‘Cold War Mentality’
The U.S., Britain, and Australia have unveiled a multi-decade plan designed to boost Western security in the Asia Pacific at a time of growing Chinese power, by enabling Australia to buy nuclear-powered submarines from the U.S., and eventually build its own.
Sandstorm Kills 1, Injures Dozens On Hungary Highway
An unprecedented sandstorm likely caused a massive pile-up on Hungary's M1 highway towards the Austrian capital Vienna, killing one person and injuring dozens, authorities announced Saturday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Bill protecting PM from impeachment submitted to Israeli parliament
The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Law Committee on Monday approved a bill aimed at preventing the prime minister's ouster, which now passes to the plenum for the first reading later today.
IAF fighter jets, refuelers hold air drill with US forces, thought to focus on Iran
Israeli fighter jets and refueler aircraft on Sunday began a two-week air drill with the US Air Force at an airbase in Nevada, a joint activity thought to be focused on Iran, with officials saying the exercises would include long-range flights and simulate strikes in unfamiliar enemy territory.
200,000 Protest Israeli Premier’s Judicial Reforms
A tense calm returned Sunday after at least 200,000 people protested against judicial reforms backed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in one of the biggest protests in Israel’s history.

Inside the United States
Bank stocks dive as Wall Street trembles amid SVB failure
Bank stocks fell Monday on worries about what may be next to topple following the second- and third-largest bank failures in U.S. history. But much of the rest of the market rose on hopes the bloodletting will force the Federal Reserve to take it easier on its economy-rattling hikes to interest rates.
Washington OKs Huge Oil Drilling In Alaska
The United States government has approved the $8 billion Willow oil drilling project in the U.S. state of Alaska despite expected anger from climate change activists.

Christian News
Iran: Pastor still faces 30 lashes and two years in exile after early release from prison
An Iranian pastor who converted to Christianity from Islam has been released after serving five years of a jail term he received for sharing the Gospel with Muslims, but still faces 30 lashes and two years in exile from his home, Article 18 reports.
DRC: Islamic State claims responsibility for murdering 35 Christians
Islamic State terrorists in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed that they recently killed 35 people whom they claim are “Christian” in Mukondi village in North Kivu province, the Associated Press reports.

Worthy Watch
CBS News Investigates US Funding Scandal of Wuhan Lab
Federal Investigators are investigating the double billing and theft of U.S. government grants of funding the Chinese Wuhan Labs through the NIH and the USAID.
Around the World
Iran Buys Fighter Aircraft From Russia
Iran has finalized a deal to buy Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in a deal due to raising concerns in Israel, Worthy News monitored Sunday.
25,000 Ask Czech Government To Leave Over Ukraine, Poverty
Pressure mounted Sunday on the Czech Republic’s government after up to 25,000 people demanded its resignation amid anger about the Czech military support for Ukraine and high inflation.
Russian Troops “Destroy” Hundreds Of Ukrainian Forces In Battle (Worthy News Radio)
Russia says its forces continue to attack Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region and claims to have killed over 220 Ukrainian troops over the past 24 hours. However, the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused hardship on both sides.
World Worried Over SVB Bank Collapse
World leaders are anxiously monitoring the global ramifications of Friday’s sudden collapse of startup lender Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (SVB), the largest bank to fail since the 2008 financial crisis.
Georgia Votes Against Foreign Agent Law After Protests
Georgia's parliament dropped a controversial “foreign agent registration” bill after massive protests and warnings it could hamper the country’s efforts to join the European Union and NATO military alliance.
China’s Xi ‘Re-elected’ As President, Worrying Christians
China’s leader Xi Jinping was formally reappointed as the nation's president for a third 5-year term in a move expected to worry minorities, including Christians and dissidents.
Power Restored At Ukraine Nuclear Site After Deadly Strikes
Power has been restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe’s largest after massive Russian strikes killed at least nine people, authorities said Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s Concerns Over China Deal With Iran, Saudi Arabia
China has effectively denied anti-Israeli sentiments in brokering Friday’s peace talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Israel expressed concern about the developments.
Israeli Airstrikes Hit Western Syria
Israel’s military hit targets in western Syrian on Sunday, wounding three Syrian soldiers, Syrian state media reported.
Mass Protests Against Israeli Judicial Overhaul Enter 10th Week
Israelis packed city streets on Saturday in nationwide demonstrations now in their 10th week against plans by the hard-right government to curb the Supreme Court’s powers, which critics see as a threat to judicial independence.
Israeli and U.S. Air Force begin joint ‘Red Flag’ exercise
The airforces will include different types of training: “strategic attack in depth, achieving aerial superiority in space, joint attack aircraft, defense of field cells, interception of enemy aircraft, low-altitude flight and attack in unfamiliar terrain rich in anti-aircraft defenses,” the army spokesperson said in a statement.
Netanyahu: ‘Horrible nuclear war’ will break out, if Iran isn’t stopped
A “horrible nuclear war” will break out if the world does not stop Tehran from obtaining atomic weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his first ever address to the Iranian people on Thursday night.

Inside the United States
FDIC Will Protect All Silicon Valley Bank Deposits After Sudden Collapse, Treasury Says
Federal regulators will safeguard all deposits at Silicon Valley Bank, including money that isn’t normally covered by federal deposit insurance, the Treasury Department announced Sunday evening, a rare and sweeping move just days after the tech-focused bank rapidly collapsed.
US Deficit Surges 52% to $723B Fiscal YTD
The U.S. government posted a $262 billion budget deficit in February, up 21% from a year earlier, as outlays grew and revenues fell, due largely to higher tax refunds issued as the Internal Revenue Service worked through a substantial backlog of unprocessed returns.
US House Votes To Declassify COVID Origins; Biden Pressured (Video)
American President Joe Biden came under pressure Friday after the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to force the White House to declassify the origins of COVID-19.

Worthy Watch
Censorship Industrial Complex Exposed in Congressional Hearing
"The censorship industrial complex combines established methods of psychological manipulation some developed by the US military during the global war on terror, with highly sophisticated tools from computer science, including artificial intelligence. The complex's leaders are driven by their fear that the internet and social media platforms empower populist, alternative, fringe personalities and views which they regard destabilizing," stated Journalist Michael Shellenberger in his opening statement before a Congressional Committee investigating the Twitter Files.
Around the World
Russia Unleashes Devastating Assault Across Ukraine: ‘Massive Attack’
Russian forces carried out a "massive missile attack" on key Ukrainian targets overnight, according to Ukraine's top soldier.
UK: Lawmakers reject legislation that would allow silent prayer within abortion clinic buffer zones
British lawmakers have resoundingly rejected an amendment to the UK’s Public Order Bill that would allow people to engage in “silent prayer” and “consensual” conversation within buffer zones created to prevent anti-abortion activists from harassing women entering abortion clinics, the London Standard report.
Georgia’s Capital Rocked By Riots Over Foreign Agents’ Law (Worthy News Radio)
Anxiety remained high in Georgia's capital Tbilisi after security forces detained some 50 protestors and broke up protests against a "foreign agents" law, injuring several people. Demonstrators fear the legislation moves the former Soviet republic towards Russian-style authoritarian rule.
Hungary’s President Urges Women To Have Faith-Based Families
Hungary has, for the first time, observed International Women’s Day under a female president, a devoted Christian who urged women to have faith and children to overcome the country’s “demographic winter.”

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Traffic Blocked, Thousands Protest as ‘Day of Resistance’ Underway in Israel
The protest movement against the government’s judicial reform plan is waging a “day of resistance against the dictatorship” on Thursday, blocking roads and even maritime routes.
Saudi Arabia Offers Peace To Israel In Exchange For Nuclear Energy
Saudi Arabia has reportedly asked the United States to help develop its civilian nuclear program in exchange for a peace deal with Israel.

Inside the United States
New York to pay Christian agency $250,000 in lawsuit settlement over LGBT child placements
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has agreed to pay a Christian adoption agency $250,000 in legal fees to settle a lawsuit filed after the state tried to force the agency to place children with same-sex couples or unmarried heterosexual couples in violation of its faith ethics, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Christian News
Numerous People Killed In German Church Shooting
A gunman opened fire in a church in Germany’s northern city of Hamburg late Thursday, killing at least seven people, authorities said.
‘God has been drawing Gen Z to Himself’: Regent students’ holding revival worship during spring break
While many students are on vacation during spring break in Virginia, students at Regent University have been engaging in impromptu worship services that include the sharing of testimonies and exhortations from Scripture.
Nicaragua: Thousands flock to Somotillo to hear the Gospel and encounter God
Thousands of people gathered in a small town in western Nicaragua Saturday to hear the Gospel preached by US evangelists from Shake The Nations Ministries (STNM) to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus, GOD TV reports.

Worthy Watch
Former CDC Director Details Being Sidelined for Pursuing Lab Leak by Dr. Fauci
"I didn't know I was excluded... until the FOIA came out with the emails," Dr. Robert Redfield, former CDC Director, testified during a Congressional hearing on March 8, 2023.
Former CDC Director Details Suspicious Events in Wuhan Laboratory in September 2019
"In Sept. 2019, three things happened in that lab. One is they deleted the sequences. Highly irregular, researchers don't like to do that. The second thing is they changed the command and control from civilian to military. Highly unusual. The third, which is very telling, is they let a contractor redo the ventilation system in that laboratory. Clearly, there was strong evidence that a significant event happened in that laboratory in September," stated Dr. Robert Redfield, the former CDC Director.
Journalist Details the Extent of Government Interference During Congressional Hearing
"Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other companies developed a formal system for taking in moderation requests from every corner of government, from the FBI, DHS, HHS, DOD, the Global Engagement Center at State, even the CIA. For every government agency scanning Twitter, there were perhaps twenty quasi-private entities doing the same thing," stated award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi during a Congressional hearing on the Twitter Files.
Weaponization of the Federal Government and the Twitter Files
"Our government built a cozy relationship with big tech, they primed them for a hack and leak operation [Hunter Biden laptop], they funded the think-tank which further primed big tech and big media, they leaked information to undermine the good work of two US Senators, and then 51 former intelligence officials closed the deal with their letter. The information op was run on we the people," stated Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Oh) in his opening statement during the Twitter Files hearing.

Worthy Insights
Scientists create mice with two fathers after making eggs from male cells
Scientists have created mice with two biological fathers by generating eggs from male cells, a development that opens up radical new possibilities for reproduction.