Prophecy News Watch - August 24, 2023

Around the World
Russia’s Wagner Mercenary Group Leader Prigozhin Dies In Plane Crash
Russia’s Wagner mercenary group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led a short-lived uprising that challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin’s authority, has died in a plane crash near Moscow, Russian authorities confirmed.
Ukraine: ‘Several Killed In Russian Artillery Fire’ (Worthy News Radio)
Pope Francis made a prayer appeal for war-torn Ukraine on Wednesday as authorities said three people were killed in Russian artillery fire near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman. The reported Russian strike came after Russian authorities accused Ukraine of hitting Moscow and other parts of the country.
India Lands On Moon’s South Pole As First Nation
India has become the first nation in known human history to successfully land near the Moon’s South Pole, just days after Russia’s space lander crashed into the area.
Eighteen Bodies Discovered In Greece Wildfires
Greece mourned Tuesday as eighteen bodies were found in a forested area in the north of the country hit by wildfires for the past four days.
Eight Rescued From Pakistan’s Troubled Cable Car
Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister thanked all involved in the daring rescue of eight people trapped in a cable car dangling high above a valley in the north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Blood-red walls of Roman amphitheater unearthed near ‘Armageddon’ in Israel
Archaeologists in Israel have found a blood-red combat arena at Legio, a massive military base that housed Rome's "ironclad" legion in the second century.

Inside the United States
Court of Appeals upholds Alabama law banning transitioning surgeries/treatments for minors
A US Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that Alabama is entitled to ban sex-change surgeries and hormonal transitioning treatments for minors, the Christian Post (CP) reports. In its ruling Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ended a district court’s block on Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.
Ohio: East Palestine church at forefront of efforts to help community recover from toxic spill
A church in East Palestine, Ohio, has been on the front line in providing long-term assistance to a community struggling to recover from February's disastrous train derailment, which caused a massive toxic chemical spill into the air and the land, CBN News reports.

Christian News
India: Five Christians criminally charged under anti-conversion law
Five Christians in India’s Uttar Pradesh state were arrested and charged last week for allegedly trying to convert Hindus to Christianity in violation of the state’s anti-conversion law, Christian Today reports.
Indonesia: Muslim man sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for disrupting Christian church service
A Muslim man in Indonesia’s Sumatra island has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for overstepping his authority as head of a Lampung Province neighborhood and disrupting a Christian worship service being held there, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Worthy Watch
Oxford Professor tells UK Telegraph Population Collapse ‘Good for Planet’
Britain’s top demographics expert has said the falling number of babies born in Britain is a “good thing” after new data showed the number of births had hit a 20-year low.