Prophecy News Watch - October 12, 2016

Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Report: North Korea state security official defected with valuable information
A high-level North Korean official in charge of state surveillance defected to the South in 2015, a government source said.
Pentagon: ISIS arming small drones with explosives
Though they have long used them for surveillance, ISIS is now arming small drones with explosives for use in attacks against American and Kurdish troops in Iraq, American officials say.
IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack
A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
Russia, China to mull joint response to U.S. missile shield
The Russian military says it will cooperate with Beijing on minimizing a threat posed by U.S. missile defense.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Wikileaks reveals Israeli concerns over future Clinton camp
Israel is concerned that Hillary Clinton will fill her administration if elected president with former staffers of Barack Obama who allegedly played a role in the deteriorating ties between the countries over the last seven years, according to email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend.

Inside the United States
Closed US restaurants, damaged homes: Matthew may cost $10B
Hurricane Matthew impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures, forced businesses from Florida to North Carolina to close and put thousands temporarily out of work.
Florida Dems registered 60x more voters than GOP in past month
The Florida Democratic Party registered 60 times as many residents to vote as the state's Republican Party from Sept. 10 to Oct. 10, according to new data from the Florida Division of Elections.
Pentagon hints at possible retaliation after Yemen missile fire
The Pentagon on Tuesday warned that whoever fired missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer and an accompanying ship off the coast of Yemen over the weekend had done so 'at their own peril,' language that suggested preparations for possible retaliation.
New York Times Gave Hillary Veto Power
Hillary Clinton spent time in summer 2015 with The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich and made a crack about 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Census Bureau: Americans' Incomes Have Dropped in 2016
President Obama got a fair amount of good press a few weeks ago when it was reported that Americans' incomes had risen. But that was from 2014 to 2015. During 2016, Americans' incomes have dropped.

U.S. Politics
A House Divided Cannot Stand: Trump Declares War on His Own Party
The Republican civil war escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump trained his fire on down-ballot candidates of his own party.
WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Emails
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an 'amazing bastardization of the faith' in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
Poll: After Trump Tape Revelation, Clinton's Lead Up to Double Digits
As Donald Trump's campaign reels over tapes of the presidential candidate's sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005, the Republican nominee now trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among likely voters, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump, Ryan and the GOP civil war
Less than a month away from the general election, the national Republican Party is descending into chaos.

Christian News
Over 1,800 United Methodists Launch Wesleyan Covenant Association to Promote Conservative Orthodoxy in Church
The Wesleyan Covenant Association, a newly formed evangelical group of clergy and laity seeking to have the United Methodist Church go in a theologically conservative direction, held its inaugural one-day conference in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday that was attended by over 1,800 people.
Sudan detains 6 Christians, threatens to demolish 5 churches
Sudan has detained three church leaders and three church members, meanwhile warning five churches of impending demolition.