News from this Week 8/31/22

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The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

Millions hit by ‘monsoon on steroids’ as Pakistan suffers ‘worst flooding in its history’

The devastating floods in Pakistan are “probably the worst in the country’s history”, according to its prime minister, as the UN appeals for $160m (£136m) in emergency funding to help the nation.

Last Soviet Leader Gorbachev Dies Leaving World In Turmoil (Worthy News In-Depth)

Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last Soviet Union leader who helped end the Cold War but saw his reforms crumble at the end of his life, has died at the age of 91.

Latest World News Headlines

Iran tries, fails to seize U.S. vessel in Persian Gulf in latest confrontation between two nations

Russian Shelling Kills 5 In Kharkiv Amid Ukraine Offensive – August 30, 2022

Dutch PM Ashamed About Deadly Treatment of Refugees – August 30, 2022

Russia To Expand Hungary’s Only Nuclear Plant – August 30, 2022

Russia announces joint military drills with China – August 30, 2022

Iran, Russia To Dominate World’s Gas Prices – August 30, 2022

Ukraine Launches Counter Offensive In South – August 29, 2022

Christian Farmers Lose Land As Pakistan Floods Kill 1,000 – August 29, 2022

Breaking Israel News

German Jewish Leader Warns of Potential ‘Antisemitic Scandal’ at World Council of Churches Assembly

As the World Council of Churches prepares for the opening of its General Assembly in the German city of Karlsruhe on Wednesday, a local Jewish leader has warned of the risk of antisemitic rhetoric at the event as delegates debate resolutions that are harshly critical of Israel.

Israeli strike destroyed over 1,000 Iran-made missiles in Syria

An airstrike Thursday on the Syrian city of Masyaf attributed to Israel hit a missile warehouse containing more than 1,000 Iranian-made missiles, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Satellite images show ‘extensive damage’ at Syrian missile site reportedly struck by Israel – August 28, 2022

Hezbollah’s September Deadline Could Lead to War – August 28, 2022

Historic First: Jews Enter Temple Mount Through Gate of the Tribes – August 28, 2022

US hints to Gantz it’s preparing military option against Iran, Israeli official says – August 28, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

California Passes Bill To Punish Doctors Who Spread COVID ‘Misinformation’

California passed a bill Monday to punish doctors accused of spreading COVID-19 “misinformation” and “disinformation.”

Michigan: Christian healthcare group files legal challenge against transgender treatment rules

A Christian non-profit healthcare organization in Michigan filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block new state regulations that would require its staff to violate their beliefs by providing “transition” treatment to patients identifying as transgender, the Washington Times reports.

Top-level FBI agent under fire for role in Hunter Biden investigation resigns

Timothy Thibault, a top-level FBI agent who had been under fire for his role in investigations regarding President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, resigned late last week and was walked out of the FBI, two U.S. officials confirmed.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Dutch Commando Shot Dead In US, Two Others Injured – August 29, 2022

2 Federal Courts Block Biden’s HHS from Forcing Doctors to Perform Abortions, Gender Transition Procedures – August 29, 2022

Federal Debt Has Now Climbed $3 Trillion Under Biden – August 28, 2022

California to spend up to $20 million to bring women from other states for abortions – August 28, 2022

Google filters pro-life centers from abortion-clinic searches after Democrats’ complaints – August 28, 2022

Texas: Judge blocks federal guidance claim that medical emergency care includes abortion – August 25, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Christian woman murdered while cleaning her church

The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state by suspected Fulani Islamic extremists continues unabated, and on August 27, a Christian woman was shot in the head and killed as she cleaned her church building, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Nigeria faces ‘sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity’ while government does nothing

Director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) Johan Viljoen has joined other leaders in stating that Nigeria is facing a “sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity,” and that the government is doing nothing to stop it, Crux reports. The DHPI is a part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Somalia: Christians vulnerable as death toll reaches 21 in al-Shabaab attack

Somali Christians remain vulnerable to jihadist violence, as twenty-one people have now died following an attack on August 19 by the al-Shabaab Islamic terror group in Mogadishu, Somalia, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabaab has been conducting Islamic jihad in Somalia and Kenya, targeting Christians as well as terrorizing the civilian population generally.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Mississippi: 180-year-old Bible survives total destruction of historic church – August 29, 2022

Ohio: 76 Clergy members petition state police force to preserve Christian chaplaincy – August 29, 2022

China: Major house church “liquidated” by authorities – August 29, 2022

Court says California churches don’t need to cover abortion in health plans – August 28, 2022

Iran Jails Christian Couple Over House Church – August 25, 2022

Islamists Behead Christians In Mozambique – August 25, 2022

Evangelicals Pray For Ukraine As Rockets Take Toll – August 25, 2022

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