News from this Week 9/27/22

Breaking World News

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

British Pound Plunges To Record Lows

The British pound plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar Monday as investors ran for the exits after the new government’s fiscal plan threatened to stretch Britain’s finances to their limits.

Gunman Opens Fire At Russian School

A suspected Nazi gunman opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, killing at least nine people, including five children, and injuring numerous others before committing suicide, investigators said.

Ukraine Urges Russian Troops To Surrender

Ukraine’s president asked Russian soldiers on Sunday to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a “civilized manner.”

Latest World News Headlines

Belgian Justice Minister Threatened With Weapons, Explosives – September 26, 2022

China’s President Pressured After ‘False Coup’ Reports – September 25, 2022

Far-Right Giorgia Meloni Wins Italy Elections, Exit Poll Shows – September 25, 2022

Iranians Protest For 10th Night Despite ‘No Leniency’ Warnings – September 25, 2022

Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated – September 25, 2022

Russians arrested in thousands while protesting Putin’s mobilization, human rights group says – September 25, 2022

Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions Hold Referendums As Troops Approach – September 23, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Over half of Israelis would support attack on Iranian nuclear facilities without US agreement

A new survey by the Israel Democracy Institute has shown that more than half of Israel’s population would be in favor of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, even if the strike were carried out without the support and agreement of the United States, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Blinken: US will not be able to stop Israel if Hezbollah attacks over gas

The United States will not be able to stop Israel from retaliating against Lebanon if Hezbollah decides to attack it over the Karish gas field, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly told the Lebanese prime minister in a recent meeting.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israeli Navy and US Fifth Fleet complete ‘Digital Shield’ joint exercise – September 25, 2022

At UN, Lapid calls for two-state solution, says world choosing ‘easy option’ on Iran – September 22, 2022

Israel begins rollout of COVID vaccines tailored to Omicron – September 22, 2022

Israel condemns Putin’s nuclear threats and mobilization of reservists – September 22, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Supreme Court to hear challenge against NYC’s COVID vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court will consider a New York Police Department detective’s challenge against New York City’s municipal coronavirus vaccine mandate — after initially deciding against picking up the case.

Dow officially enters bear market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average officially entered bear market territory on Monday, following a precipitous drop.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Judge rules Arizona’s ban on abortions can be enforced, setting up legal showdown before election – September 25, 2022

Roughly 98% of people eligible to receive latest COVID booster have not received one – September 25, 2022

Tropical Storm Watches Issued For Florida Keys Ahead of Ian – September 25, 2022

Senate GOPers Will Propose Labeling Drug Cartels ‘Foreign Terrorist Organizations’ – September 22, 2022

House Democrats agree on police spending package, to hold vote before midterms – September 22, 2022

Indiana judge halts enforcement of abortion ban – September 22, 2022

Former Los Alamos nuclear scientists aid China’s advanced weapons, private study says – September 22, 2022

Breaking Christian News

China: Congregants attacked with stones during baptismal service

Members of China’s Trinity Harvest Gospel Church in Shenzhen were attacked with stones as they held a baptismal service on a beach earlier this month, China Aid reports.

India: Christian man believed to have been killed by Hindu relatives

A formerly Hindu man who converted to Christianity in India’s West Bengal state is missing, and it is believed he has been murdered by his Hindu family on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Chinese Christians seek refuge in Thailand after asylum denial from South Korea

Concerns Over 5 Jailed Christians in China’s Southwest – September 25, 2022

‘Many Turn To Christ At Queen’s Funeral’ – September 25, 2022

‘Cities Covered in the Glory of God’: Christians Unite Worldwide for ’10 Days of Awe’ Prayer Event – September 23, 2022

Nigeria: 45 Christians abducted during church service in Kaduna – September 22, 2022

Nigeria: Fulani jihadists slaughter 25 Christians in spate of attacks in Benue state – September 21, 2022

Myanmar: Junta lays landmines around church – September 19, 2022

Pakistan: Christian jailed for blasphemy is denied bail – September 19, 2022

News from this Week 7/13/22

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

Sri Lanka President Flees Bankrupt Nation

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his bankrupt nation Tuesday after mass protests against his rule, officials said.

Iran-Russia alliance grows as Biden heads to Mideast amid rising threats

President Biden’s Mideast trip risks getting upstaged by Vladimir Putin, who is headed to the region directly after Mr. Biden for meetings in Iran — a move the Kremlin announced a day after the Biden administration accused Tehran of supplying drones to aid Russia‘s war in Ukraine.

Russia, Ukraine to discuss grain crisis in Turkey on Wednesday with UN

The grain issue must be resolved under the auspices of the United Nations, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

State Dept. undermines Afghan freedom fighters, condemning their fight against Taliban – July 11, 2022

Poland Says Migrant Crossing Attempts Have Declined Sharply Since Building Of Border Wall – July 11, 2022

‘Ukraine To Recapture Territory With 1-Million Army’ – July 11, 2022

Arrests and Clashes Over Cash Crisis In China Province – July 11, 2022

Sri Lanka President, PM Resign After Clashes Over Nation’s Bankruptcy – July 11, 2022

Iran starts advanced centrifuges at Fordo plant, UN watchdog report says – July 10, 2022

Israel Warns of ‘Most Significant’ Iranian Presence in Red Sea in 10 Years – July 10, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Biden, Lapid to sign ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign a “Jerusalem Declaration” on Thursday, alongside Prime Minister Yair Lapid, in which the two leaders will pledge never to allow Iran to attain a nuclear weapon.

Israeli PM Lapid interested in two-state solution talks with PA

Israel’s new caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid is reportedly willing to resume talks with the Palestinian Authority on creating a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel365 News reports

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel: Top 10 Archaeological finds since June 2021 – July 12, 2022

Polls see Gantz-Sa’ar party as Israel’s 3rd largest, but election deadlock unbroken – July 11, 2022

US leaks of Israeli covert ops against Iran eroding trust, security ahead of Biden visit to region – July 11, 2022

Gantz and Sa’ar eyeing joint run ahead of Israeli polls – July 10, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Twitter Sues Elon Musk For Abandoning Deal

Twitter sued Elon Musk on Tuesday for walking away from the $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.

Most Americans have weed killer glyphosate in their urine

More than 80% of Americans have a widely used herbicide lurking in their urine, a new government study suggests.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arizona law recognizing ‘personhood’ at fertilization – July 12, 2022

NASA to Release Images from Most Powerful Space Telescope – July 12, 2022

Judge strikes down many of Minnesota’s abortion restrictions – July 11, 2022

Abortion Clinic To Arrive In Gulf of Mexico – July 11, 2022

Ex-Adviser Bannon To Testify In Trump Hearing – July 11, 2022

Texas Gov. Abbott authorizes law enforcement to return illegal immigrants to border – July 11, 2022

Army cuts pay, benefits from 57,000 unvaccinated National Guard, Reserves – July 10, 2022

Breaking Christian News

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria

At least 18 priests have been kidnapped, and several were killed in Nigeria this year, prompting church leaders to call for prayers.

Washington DC: Arson, vandalism at three churches on one street

On a single street in Washington DC, two churches were set on fire, and another vandalized at the weekend, in attacks believed to be motivated by last month’s US Supreme Court reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade case, which had legalized abortion, CBN News reports.

Myanmar: Military junta has destroyed dozens of places of worship

Rights groups have reported that more than 132 places of worship, including dozens of churches, have been destroyed by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw army since it carried out a military coup and deposed the country’s democratically elected government in February 2021, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Gunmen kill invade pastor’s home, kill sons, abduct daughter – July 11, 2022

Pakistan: Christian sentenced to death for disrespecting Muhammad – July 11, 2022

Vietnam: Christian families expelled from home village for their faith – July 11, 2022

Sudan: Four Christians face death penalty for refusal to renounce faith – July 11, 2022

Priest Amodo Abducted In Nigeria As Clergy Kidnappings Rise – July 10, 2022

Sudan Detains Christians At Bible Class – July 8, 2022

Nigeria Christians Concerned As Islamic State Frees Prisoners – July 7, 2022

News from this Week-6/29/22

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

Germany Jails 101-Year-Old For Holocaust Crimes

Prosecutors accused the 101-year-old pensioner of involvement in the murders of 3,518 prisoners at the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945. Most of those killed were Jews, political prisoners, and other minorities persecuted by the German Nazis at the camp.

NATO expansion on course as Turkey OKs bids for Sweden, Finland

Turkey on Tuesday dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, seemingly clearing the way for the two nations to enter the trans-Atlantic alliance and delivering a major boost to Western solidarity amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

Ukraine’s President Urges G7 To Help Him End War

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the Group of Seven (G7) strongest economies to help him end the war against Russia by the end of the year. Zelensky spoke as Russia fired missiles at the capital Kyiv and other cities, killing and injuring many.

Latest World News Headlines

U.S. strike kills terror leader in Syria– June 27, 2022

NATO to dramatically increase forces on high alert to over 300,000 from 40,000 amid Russia threat – June 27, 2022

Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time since 1918 following sanctions – June 27, 2022

‘Russian Missile Strike Hits Ukraine Shopping Mall With 1,000 Inside’ – June 27, 2022

Russia Hit Ukraine’s Capital, Cities As G7 Gathers – June 27, 2022

Syrian, Russian paratroopers carry out drill in second joint exercise this month – June 26, 2022

U.K. Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson – June 26, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel, Arab States Seek Peace Expansion

Representatives from Israel, the United States, and Arab allies have discussed “expanding the circle of lasting peace” in the Middle East, officials confirmed.

Israel first in the world to pump desalinated water into natural lake

Israel is about to become the first country ever to pump desalinated water into a freshwater natural lake – the Sea of Galilee – to supply water for drinking and irrigation, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Latest Israel News Headlines

World Bank Study: Israel’s advanced communication technology improves job opportunities and economy – June 28, 2022

US says progress made toward elusive Israel-Lebanon maritime border deal – June 27, 2022

Gantz: Israel is building a Middle East air defense alliance against Iran – June 27, 2022

WSJ: Israel, Arab nations held secret US talks on Iran – June 26, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban

Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide.

50 Dead Migrants Found In Truck In Texas; 3 Detained

The death toll from one of the most fatal human smuggling incidents along the U.S.-Mexico border rose to 50, authorities said Tuesday.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

U.S. appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending additional hearing – June 28, 2022

Reversal of Roe triggers spike in request for abortion pills – June 28, 2022

Judge says New York city can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections – June 27, 2022

Blue Exodus: More Than a Million Democrats Switch to Republican Party – June 27, 2022

Supreme Court Upholds Religious Rights, Vindicates Football Coach Who Was Fired for Praying – June 27, 2022

With tear gas, police disperse abortion protest at Arizona’s State Capitol – June 26, 2022

Downtown LA protests over SCOTUS abortion ruling enter 3rd day – June 26, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Egypt: Christian faces 5 years imprisonment for private social media content that allegedly insults Islam

A Christian man in Egypt is facing five years in prison after being convicted of having posted social media content considered to promote contempt for Islam, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Pakistan: Christian man in prison for 4 years awaiting trial for blasphemy

A Christian man in Pakistan has been in prison for over four years after an Islamic extremist group accused him of insulting Muhammad in a Facebook post, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

DRC: Jihadists murder 10 Christians; “We only live by God’s mercy” – June 27, 2022

Gunmen Kill 2nd Abducted Priest in Nigeria – June 27, 2022

Nigeria Gunmen Kill Prominent Priest – June 26, 2022

Christian massacres in Nigeria a top topic at global religious freedom summit – June 23, 2022

Ancient Christian relics found under historic church in Iraq – June 22, 2022

Sudan: Christian leaders arrested for singing worship songs – June 21, 2022

India: Hindu nationalist police severely beat up pastor – June 21, 2022