Prophecy News Watch - January 17, 2022

Around the World
Tonga Volcano Eruption Triggers Tsunami, Earthquakes, Worldwide (Worthy News In-Depth)
An underwater volcano eruption in the Pacific Ocean nation of Tonga sent ash 100,000 feet (30 kilometers) high, rattling the region and coastal areas worldwide, with tsunamis and earthquakes injuring or killing people globally.
Tennis Star Djokovic Ordered To Leave Australia
Australia's Federal Court has ruled against Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic's appeal of a deportation order in a setback for those demanding fewer coronavirus restrictions.
Serbia Angry As Tennis Star Djokovic Leaves Australia After Deportation Order
Serbia’s president expressed outrage Sunday as Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic left Australia after being deported for not being vaccinated against COVID-19.
North Korea fires third set of missiles in retaliation to US sanctions
North Korea has fired what is believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles -its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea have said.
Putin to Host Iranian President Next Week for Talks
President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi for talks in Moscow next week as Russia tries to help salvage a nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran, state television channel Rossiya-1 reported on Sunday.
COVID virus made in Chinese lab as bat vaccine, Marine researcher says
A Marine Corps officer working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency disclosed in a memorandum last August that his study of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic concluded that it was produced as part of vaccine research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to documents made public by a conservative investigative group.
Netherlands Partially Lifts Europe’s Toughest Lockdown
The Netherlands government only partially lifted Europe’s toughest coronavirus lockdown Friday, despite mounting protests with bars and other businesses threatening to reopen anyway.
US: ‘Russian Invasion In Ukraine Within Weeks’
The United States accuses Russia of preparing to invade Ukraine within weeks amid concerns inside the U.S.-led NATO military alliance about a possible new major conflict in Europe.
Germany Sentences Syrian For War Crimes
A German court has sentenced a Syrian colonel to life in prison in the first such crimes against humanity trial in reunited Germany.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
E-shekel moves towards replacing paper money in Israel
According to the Bank of Israel report from May 2021, Israel is considering launching an Ethereum (ETH)-based e-shekel. on the potential issuance of a digital shekel with no given launch date.
Israel Approves $35M Plan to Upgrade Western Wall Infrastructure
The Israeli government on Sunday approved a $35 million plan to improve the infrastructure of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Inside the United States
Biden admin. to list employees seeking religious exemptions to vaccine mandate in new database
A federal government agency’s announced plan to keep track of employees who have refused on religious grounds to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has drawn concern from conservatives.
Planned Parenthood, ACLU attempt to block Ohio law requiring burial of aborted babies’ remains
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a new complaint against Ohio over a state law that, among other things, requires the proper cremation or burial of aborted babies’ remains.
COVID-19: Democratic Voters Support Harsh Measures Against Unvaccinated
While many voters have become skeptical toward the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.
Breaking: All Hostages Out Alive From Synagogue
All hostages in a synagogue near Dallas in the U.S. state of Texas are “out alive and safe,” said Governor Greg Abbott late Saturday.

Christian News
Japan To Deport Persecuted Nigerian Christian Raising Concerns
Christians who fled persecution at home have expressed concerns about their future in Japan as authorities threatened to deport a Nigerian Christian doctor who fled Islamist militants.
Pastor:’Christian Ex-Prisoner Hiding In Pakistan’
A Christian man who spent some 11 years in a Pakistani prison for “blasphemy” against Islam is hiding with his family in Pakistan after his acquittal and release, a friend told Worthy News.
Pakistan Frees Christian Accused Of Blasphemy On Bail
A Christian man who spent four years in a Pakistani jail “without a fair trial” was freed on bail, raising hope for other inmates in a similar situation, activists told Worthy News Thursday.