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Somalia is facing catastrophic deadly famine, UN says
The United Nations Humanitarian Chief announced Monday that Somalia is facing a second catastrophic famine, worse than that of 2011, in which 260,000 people died, DW reports. The causes of the impending catastrophe are manifold, including four years of drought and a decade of disruption wrought by an insurgency led by the Islamic State-affiliated al-Shabab terror group.
Liz Truss Britain’s Next Prime Minister Amid Recession Fears
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was elected Britain's next prime minister and the new leader of the Conservative Party on Monday after beating her rival in a crucial party vote, but recession fears overshadowed the election joy.
Dutch Minister Resigns Over Nitrogen Rallies
The Dutch agriculture minister resigned Monday after weeks of protests by farmers who fear for their livelihoods due to the Netherlands’ strictest nitrogen policies in Europe.
Court Deals Blow To Russian Press By Revoking Novaya Gazeta Print License
A court in Moscow has revoked the print license of the independent Novaya gazeta newspaper, which was founded in part with money from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, less than a year after its editor in chief, Dmitry Muratov, won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Iran says it’s considering purchase of advanced Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia
Iran is weighing plans to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, Air Force chief Hamid Vahedi was reported as saying by local media.
Kenya’s Supreme Court Confirms William Ruto As Presidential Winner
Kenya’s Supreme Court has ruled against candidate Raila Odinga's challenge to the outcome of last month's presidential election.
Israel, US conduct joint missile-defense exercise
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Israeli Air Defense Command, and the U.S. Air and Missile Defense Task Force carried out a joint simulation training exercise in Elbit Systems’ Battle Lab that took place in late July and focused on protecting the State of Israel from Ballistic Threats.
In signal to Iran, Israeli jets again escort US nuclear-capable bombers through region
Three Israeli F-16i fighter jets escorted two American B-52 bombers Sunday as they made their way through Israeli airspace en route to the Persian Gulf, in a show of military might to Iran.
IDF Has Arrested 1,500 Terror Operatives, ‘Lack of Governance’ By The PA in West Bank to Blame For Violence: Chief of Staff
The Israeli military arrested around 1,500 terror operatives and thwarted hundreds of attacks in the months since undertaking a major operation to stem an uptick in Palestinian violence, its chief of staff said Monday.
IDF admits ‘high possibility’ that stray Israeli bullet killed Abu Akleh
An Israeli investigation has concluded that it is impossible to determine who fired the bullet that killed a Palestinian journalist, but “there is a high possibility that Ms. (Shireen) Abu Akleh was accidentally hit by IDF gunfire.”
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Disney normalizes the occult, distributes animated series centering on 13-year-old daughter of Satan
Disney is advancing the normalization of satanism and demonic interaction and activity through its distribution of a new animated series on FX called “Little Demon,” Church Leaders reports. Little Demon is streamed on Hulu and centers on the 13-year-old antiChrist daughter of a woman who was impregnated by Satan.
Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Might Cost Up to $1 Trillion
President Joe Biden's plan to erase student debt and modify payments for millions of Americans could cost as much as $1 trillion, according to budget analysts.
Judge Grants Trump Bid for Special Master in Document Search
A federal judge on Monday granted a request by former President Donald Trump’s legal team to appoint a special master to review documents seized by the FBI during a search of his Florida home last month.
California school district tries to shut down private Christian school over building concern
The Ventura Unified School District near Los Angeles, Calif., is trying to shut down Ventura County Christian School, claiming that their building is structurally unsound and unsafe.
Nigeria: Christian man hacked to death at National Youth Service Corps headquarters
A young Christian man serving with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria’s Adamawa state was hacked to death with machetes on August 26 in what is believed to have been a targeted attack, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Russia Seeks World Order With Islamic States
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin seeks to build a new world order, including with Islamic states giving prison or death sentences for abandoning Islam, Worthy News established.
Czech Energy Protests Target Government
A tense calm has returned to the Czech capital Prague after at least 70,000 people rallied against energy price hikes, the European Union, and NATO military alliance in the largest anti-government protest in years.
Russia Halts Nord Stream Gas Deliveries To Germany, Western Europe
Russia on Friday halted all natural gas deliveries through its massive Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany and Western Europe, citing equipment issues.
Dozen Killed In Baghdad Clashes, Christians Concerned
A tense calm returned to Baghdad where in recent days at least a dozen people have been shot dead in Baghdad's Green Zone amid religious and political tensions in Iraq, where minority Christians face persecution, several sources say.
Liechtenstein Parliament Rocked By Quake
Liechtenstein's parliamentary session on whether the tiny European nation needs to mandate insurance in the event of quakes has been interrupted by...an earthquake.
Funeral Last Soviet Leader Gorbachev Without Putin, State Funeral
Russians in Moscow were lining up near the Kremlin for the funeral of the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who was admired in the West for his reforms but lived long enough to see Russia's leadership roll back much of that change.
Ukraine Urges More Weapons As Russia Invasion Enters 7th Month
Ukraine has urged Germany, Europe's largest economy, to send more weapons despite concerns by critics that it will further escalate the war against Russia in the country. The call came while fighting intensified as the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its seventh month.
US approves $1.1 billion arms package for Taiwan, angering China
The United States on Friday announced a $1.1 billion arms package for Taiwan, vowing to keep boosting the island's defenses as tensions soar with Beijing, which warned Washington of "counter-measures."
Taiwan: Super Typhoon Hinnamor Merging With Tropical Depression
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor has started to absorb Tropical Depression TD14 which forecasters predict will enable it to increase in intensity and size, likely prompting the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a sea warning on Friday (Sept. 2) and if it shifts west, a land warning on Saturday (Sept. 3).
Israel Embassy Condemns Horthy Statue In Hungary’s Parliament
Israel’s embassy in Budapest and the Jewish community have condemned the unveiling of a bust of Hungarian leader and Nazi collaborator Miklós Horthy in Hungary’s Parliament.
G7 Calls For Price Cap On Russian Oil
Finance ministers of the wealthy Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations want a price cap on Russian oil to prevent Moscow from profiting from its war against Ukraine.
10 people killed, 15 Injured In Stabbings Across Canada Province
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned “horrific and heartbreaking” stabbing attacks across the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that killed at least 10 people and injured 15 others.
Report: Israeli strikes tighten screws on Iran weapon transfers at Syrian airports
Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria have increasingly targeted airports to counter Tehran’s growing use of commercial flights to bring military supplies into the country, Reuters reported Friday, citing intelligence and diplomatic sources.
Israeli scientists say no evidence bats caused Covid breakout
A new study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University rejects the common assumption that the Covid-19 outbreak was caused by bats.
‘Future Existential Threat to Israel’: Israeli Military Leaders Urge Biden to Halt Iran Nuclear Deal
Israel is maintaining a pressure campaign urging President Joe Biden not to sign the Iranian nuclear deal. The latest effort includes a plea from thousands who spent their careers protecting Israel.
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Biden Asks Congress For $11.7 Billion In Additional Funds For Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden is requesting $11.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress for Ukraine as the country battles against Russia’s full-scale invasion.
Battle over ‘In God We Trust’ displays at Texas schools may hinge on state’s First Amendment rights
A new Texas law that requires all public schools statewide to display the national motto “In God We Trust” is facing a challenge over its rejection of signs with the phrase written in Arabic and one with a rainbow background.
Biden Advocates Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage, Declaring ‘All Are Created Equal in The Image of God’
President Joe Biden delivered an address in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday night--that the White House described as remarks on the “battle for the soul of the nation”--in which Biden advocated for same-sex marriage and killing unborn babies through abortion.
Biden Calls ‘MAGA Republicans’ Threat to Democracy, GOP Blames Biden for Dividing Country
President Joe Biden called the Republican Party a “direct threat to our democracy” to encourage Democrats to vote in a primetime speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Philippines Charismatic Pastors Step Up Evangelism In Devastated Mindanao
Some 1,000 delegates from evangelical congregations in Mindanao, the Philippines' second-largest island, have agreed to increase evangelism and provide more after years of hardship.
Brain tumors vanish in mice after Israeli study finds and destroys ‘power source’
An Israeli study has eliminated glioblastoma, the most deadly brain tumors, in mice by identifying and destroying their “power source.”
UN nuclear agency completes first tour of besieged nuclear power plant, will establish ‘continued presence’
The United Nations nuclear agency completed its first tour of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine on Thursday and will stay at the Russian-occupied facility amid nearby fighting.
China Threatens To Destroy Musk’s Satellites
China’s military is investigating how to destroy billionaire Elon Musk's satellite system, Worthy News monitored Thursday.
Hungary Signs Russian Gas Deal Despite EU Objections
In defiance of European Union policies, Hungary signed a deal with Russia to increase natural gas deliveries.
Netherlands Mourns 7 After Truck Hits Barbecue Gathering
The Dutch royal family and prime minister have expressed shock and sorrow after a truck drove off a dike and slammed into a community barbecue, killing seven, including an unborn child.
Iran is progressing its advanced uranium enrichment program, UN nuclear watchdog says
The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reported that Iran is upgrading its advanced uranium enrichment program and is now using state-of-the-art IR-6 centrifuges installed at the underground Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) in Natanz, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports.
US: Hezbollah’s amassing of weapons on Israel’s northern border must stop
Hezbollah must stop amassing weapons on Israel’s northern border, the US’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Richard Mills, told the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, after it voted to renew the mandate of the organization’s peacekeepers in southern Lebanon.
Hezbollah to increase forces in Syria over fear of Israeli attacks
Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah has reportedly increased its forces in Syria due to fear of Israeli attacks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated on Thursday morning.
Satellite image shows damage to Aleppo airport after reported Israeli raid
A satellite image taken Thursday showed damage at the Aleppo International Airport in northern Syria, in an airstrike attributed to Israel the previous night.
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CDC signs off on reformulated COVID-19 booster
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed Thursday the reformulated COVID-19 booster shots authorized by U.S. regulators one day prior, clearing the way for people to seek another shot before a potential winter surge.
‘Indiana Supreme Court Just Protected all Religious Institutions to Be Free from Government Interference’
In 2017, Joshua Payne-Elliott, who taught at Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, entered a same-sex union in violation of both his employment agreement and Catholic teaching. After an extensive period of dialogue between the high school and the archdiocese, it was made clear to Cathedral that it needed to require teachers to uphold Church teaching to remain affiliated with the Catholic Church.
SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor rejects NYC detective’s request to block COVID-19 vaccine mandate
A New York City Police Department detective may yet lose his job for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine after US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday rejected his request for an emergency injunction that would prevent the city from firing him, the Associated Press reports.
Mozambique: Christians in danger as Islamic terror insurgency continues
Christians in Mozambique live in danger as al-Shabaab ISIS-affiliated Islamic insurgents continue to wreak terror, now causing the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country to rise by 80,000, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Uganda: Three former imams face death threats after conversion to Christianity
Three former imams who converted to Christianity in Uganda are in hiding as members of their local Muslim community have threatened to kill them, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. ICC has helped to provide food for the families of the three new converts, Tamir, Salomon, and Michael. The former imams’ full names and locations have been withheld for security reasons.