News from this Week 1/4/23

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

China, Russia to Boost Ties ‘At All Levels’ in 2023 Despite U.S. Pressure

Determined to thwart the ongoing efforts of the United States to simultaneously counter both of its top rivals, China and Russia have made a joint resolution to increase their cooperation on a variety of fronts in the New Year.

Russia to modernize nuclear forces in 2023, add more multi-warhead nukes

Russia is bolstering its strategic nuclear forces in 2023 with further deployment of multi-warhead nuclear missiles and further modernization of its long-range strategic bomber division, the Russian Defense Ministry announced this week.

Putin’s Military Criticized After Deadliest Ukraine Attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin faced embarrassment Tuesday after one of Ukraine’s deadliest attacks on Russian troops was reportedly caused by the unauthorized use of mobile phones.

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UK set to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror organization – January 3, 2023

Zelensky signs controversial law to increase governmental control of Ukrainian media – January 3, 2023

One-third of world economy expected to be in recession in 2023, says IMF chief – January 2, 2023

Ukraine says it shot down 39 Iran-made kamikaze drones during wave of Russian air strikes, “one terrorist has found another” – January 2, 2023

Ukraine Facing New Year “Terror” – January 2, 2023

Croatia Welcomes 2023 With Euro And Schengen – January 2, 2023

Brazil’s Controversial Lula Sworn In President – January 1, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Ben Gvir faces dilemma as activists ask to hold Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

A fringe religious group on Monday night asked newly installed National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir for permission to perform the Passover ritual sacrifice on the Temple Mount this coming spring.

Hezbollah chief: Middle East could ‘explode’ after Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned on Tuesday of consequences for Israeli Cabinet member Itamar Ben-Gvir’s visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Latest Israel News Headlines

UN Security Council slated to meet on widely decried Temple Mount visit by Ben Gvir – January 3, 2023

UN General Assembly condemned Israel more than all other countries combined last year – January 3, 2023

Blinken tells Israel’s new FM: US will oppose steps that undermine 2-state solution – January 2, 2023

Syria says IAF strikes briefly put Damascus airport out of service, kill 2 soldiers – January 2, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Christian affiliation dominates roster of 118th Congress; majority is Protestant

A higher percentage of members of the 118th Congress, 88%, identify as Christian than the share of Christians in the U.S. population, which stands at 63%, a Pew Research Center analysis revealed Tuesday.

Bomb Cyclone to Hit California Days After Deadly Floods

California is set to get battered by another intense rainstorm, just days after a previous storm caused severe flooding throughout the Golden State.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

US House Adjourns After Not Electing Speaker – January 3, 2023

S&P 500 companies suffer worst losses since 2008 global financial meltdown – January 3, 2023

Trump takes fire from right after blaming abortion issue for GOP midterm defeats – January 2, 2023

Appeals Court Upholds Florida School Board’s Bathroom Policy – January 2, 2023

Ohio School Board Ignores Parents, Clergy with Trans Bathroom Policy Even as US Court Issues Big Trans Ruling – January 2, 2023

U.S. sees major housing price correction, nearly the largest since World War II – January 2, 2023

Ex-President Trump Under Pressure Over Tax Returns – January 1, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Pakistan Christians Help Family Of Raped, Killed Widow

Christians in Pakistan said Tuesday they will support five orphans left behind after their widowed mother was gang raped and killed by five suspected Muslim men, now in custody.

Dozens Of Christians Kidnapped In Nigeria After Mass Killings

Christians in northern Nigeria were searching Tuesday for scores of believers reportedly abducted in a Christmas Day attack by Islamic fighters that killed at least one person.

Uganda: Evangelist almost completely blind after acid attack by Islamic extremists

Islamic extremists enraged at the preaching of the Gospel sprayed acid in the face of evangelist Pastor Frank Mutabaazi in Kampala, Uganda last month, causing severe burns and almost completely blinding him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. While Christianity is legal in Uganda, Christians have come under increasing violent attacks from extremists in the minority Muslim population.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Pakistan Christian Girl Awaits Justice After Abuse – January 2, 2023

Afghanistan Christians Fear Imminent Death – January 1, 2023

Nigeria Islamists Burn Homes After Killing Christians – December 30, 2022

Christian Families Expelled From India Town – December 30, 2022

‘Nigerian Woman Still In Jail For Condemning Christian’s Death’ – December 30, 2022

China Frees Church Elder, But Online Gathering Interrupted – December 29, 2022

News from this Week- 11/30/22

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Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules

The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules.

Russia delays nuclear talks with US, cites Ukraine war as factor in decision

Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

China on pace to match U.S. nuclear stockpile by 2035, Pentagon warns

The Chinese military’s rapid buildup is on pace to reach 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035 — nearly the number of current U.S.-deployed warheads, the Pentagon said in a survey of Chinese military power revealed Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

Pope Fires Leadership Of Largest Charity – November 29, 2022

China Crackdown On Massive Protests – November 29, 2022

European ‘super cartel’ busted in six countries; 49 arrests, 30 tons of cocaine seized – November 29, 2022

Biden gives Chevron permit to restart Venezuelan oil sales – November 29, 2022

Protests Spread In China, Threatening Rulers – November 28, 2022

Hungary Delaying NATO Expansion Seeks Israel’s Defense – November 28, 2022

Build the wall? Finland plans border fence with Russia as NATO membership looms – November 28, 2022

Breaking Israel News

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IDF to hold joint air drills with US, simulating strikes on Iran and proxies

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday said it would be holding a series of joint aerial exercises with the US military, simulating strikes against Iran and its regional terror proxies.

Israel will be first country to deliver emergency medical supplies nationwide by drone

Israel is set to become the first country in the world that can fly urgent medical supplies to hospitals nationwide through the use of aerial drones, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program – November 29, 2022

IDF arrests 3,000 Palestinians, thwarts 500 attacks in past 6 months – November 29, 2022

Netanyahu walks political and diplomatic tightrope as he forms coalition – November 28, 2022

IDF chief says joint activities with US in Mideast to be ‘significantly expanded’ – November 24, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Same-sex marriage bill passes Senate; lawmakers reject GOP religious liberty amendments

Bipartisan legislation to codify same-sex marriage under federal law passed the Senate on Tuesday with the help of a dozen Republicans, capping off months of negotiations between both parties over how to address religious liberty concerns.

Oath Keepers boss guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 case

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential win, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Billionaire Musk Says Apple Threatens Twitter – November 29, 2022

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, world’s largest active volcano, starts to erupt for first time in nearly four decades – November 29, 2022

Senate Moves Same-Sex Marriage Bill a Step Closer to Passage – November 29, 2022

Respect for Marriage Act pending in Senate is raising constitutional concerns – November 28, 2022

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin pushes for new mental health agenda after mass shootings – November 28, 2022

Biden admin scrambles to track $20B in Ukraine aid as House Republicans warn of audits – November 28, 2022

Biden Says He Wants Congress To Pass Gun Control In Lame-Duck Session – November 24, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Iraq: Christian families are leaving in droves

The Chaldean Patriarchate has issued a statement attesting that Iraqi Christians are leaving their country in droves due to compelling sociological and political factors, which include discrimination, Agenzia Fides reports. The Christians of Iraq make up one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world; there are an estimated 500,000 Christians still in the country.

Wyoming: Christian group is free to hire only Christians following settlement of discrimination lawsuit

Federal agencies and the state of Wyoming have acknowledged in settling a lawsuit filed against them that the Christian Wyoming Rescue Mission is free to hire only like-minded believers who share in the organization’s mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Washington Times reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Syria: Christians under threat from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham terror group – November 29, 2022

Sudan: Pastor jailed after praying for his mother to be healed – November 29, 2022

Pakistan: 200 Christian families homeless after government demolishes homes and church – November 29, 2022

China: Crackdown and closure of house churches continues – November 29, 2022

Nigeria: Parish priest kidnapped by Islamist gunmen in Enugu state – November 24, 2022

UK street evangelist charged with public order offense after preaching on homosexuality – November 24, 2022

249 more congregations vote to leave United Methodist Church over homosexuality issue – November 23, 2022

News from this Week 11/23/22

Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.

Beijing deploys 10 times more operators than U.S. Cyber Command

Once considered “sloppy” in its cyber operations, China’s online capabilities have grown rapidly over the past decade into a dangerous threat regarded as equal to U.S. military digital skills, a new congressional report warns.

Russia Unveils Nuclear Icebreaker in Push For Arctic Dominance

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the launch of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker as Russia pushes to develop the Arctic and seeks new energy markets amid sanctions over Ukraine.

Latest World News Headlines

Turkey’s Erdogan vows ground operation into Syria ‘soon’ – November 22, 2022

US says continues to oppose any military action destabilizing Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to 60% purity at Fordo underground site – November 22, 2022

2 girls beheaded at ISIS family members displacement camp in Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises – November 22, 2022

G20 Wants Worldwide Vaccination Passport (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 21, 2022

UN Atomic Agency chief says urgent action required to prevent nuclear accident in Ukraine following new blasts near nuclear plant – November 21, 2022

Breaking Israel News

U.S. and Israel discuss military drill to simulate conflict with Iran, proxies

The United States and Israel have discussed a joint military drill that would simulate a possible attack against Iran and its Middle East proxies.

Israel: Iran at Brink of Enriching Uranium at 90 Percent Level

Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of Israeli military intelligence, warned Monday that Iran could soon approach the 90% uranium enrichment level necessary to build a nuclear weapon, Axios reported.

Latest Israel News Headlines

IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor – November 21, 2022

Syria says four soldiers killed in Israeli airstrikes on military bases – November 20, 2022

After Israeli-owned tanker hit, US to deploy 100 unmanned vessels in Persian Gulf – November 20, 2022

Over 20 Killed In Gaza Refugee Camp Fire – November 18, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden extends student loan repayment pause as debt cancellation placed on hold amid legal challenge

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the extension of the pause on federal student loan payments as the courts determine the legality of his student loan cancellation plan.

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

ICE arrests 138 sex offenders who entered the US illegally – November 21, 2022

New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal – November 21, 2022

Gunman Kills 5 In US Gay Nightclub – November 21, 2022

FBI, DHS ‘Very Concerned’ About Chinese Communists Opening Police Stations in the U.S. – November 20, 2022

AG Garland Appoints Special Counsel to Oversee Probes into Election Interference on Jan. 6, Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago – November 20, 2022

Home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October, as higher mortgage rates scared off potential buyers – November 20, 2022

Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As US Democratic Leader – November 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nine Christians hospitalized after Hindu extremist attack on church

A mob of radicalized Hindu nationalists beat up and hospitalized nine Christians during an attack on a church hall in India’s Chhattisgarh state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Bibles At Bloodstained World Cup Despite Persecution (Worthy News In-Depth)

As crowds enjoyed soccer in the bloodstained stadiums of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup after thousands of migrant workers were killed, Christians began distributing Bibles in 14 languages.

Eritrea: 98 Christians remain in prison for their faith

The Eritrean government is still holding in detention 98 Christians who were arrested on account of their faith in September, Christian Today (CT) reports. 

Latest Christian News Headlines

Political divisions in church can drive pastors to burnout, poll shows – November 21, 2022

Christian persecution is worsening amid Western denial – November 18, 2022

Ukrainian prison ministry is helping Russian POWs – November 16, 2022

500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in Europe last year – November 16, 2022

Russian army attacked 270 religious sites in Ukraine during first months of invasion – November 16, 2022

58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance – November 15, 2022

Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization – November 15, 2022

News from this Week 11/16/22

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Suspected Russian Missiles Enter NATO State Poland, Killing Two; U.S. Concerned

U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he spoke with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to express “deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland,” where two people were killed in an alleged Russian missile strike.

Israeli-led study show dramatic decrease in sperm count worldwide

A new peer-reviewed study by Israeli and US scientists shows that sperm counts worldwide have fallen by 62 percent since 1973, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

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World population reaches 8 billion with continued increase predicted

The United Nations predicted in a recent report that the world population would reach eight billion people on November 15 this year and around 9.7 billion in 2050, the Associated Press reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Iran may use mass executions to quell anti-hijab protests across country, human rights group warns – November 15, 2022

G20 Tensions Over War In Ukraine (Worthy News Radio) – November 15, 2022

Biden Claims “No New Cold War” With China – November 15, 2022

Moscow Denies Russian Foreign Minister Rushed To Hospital – November 15, 2022

Turkey Detains Scores Of People Over Deadly Istanbul Blast – November 15, 2022

Ukraine’s President Visits Recaptured Kherson As US, Russia Talk (Worthy News Radio) – November 14, 2022

CIA chief meets Russian counterpart in Turkey, warns of consequences if Putin uses nukes in Ukraine – November 14, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Mobilizes Against UN Resolution Calling for Probe of Israel’s ‘Occupation’ in Judea, Samaria

“A prize for terrorist organizations and their campaign against Israel.” That is how outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid characterized a vote last week in the United Nations.

‘400 seconds’ to Tel Aviv: Iranian media publishes Hebrew hypersonic missile threat

Iran’s Sobh-e-Sadegh newspaper published a threat in Hebrew on its front page on Monday, warning that a new Iranian hypersonic missile could reach Israel in 400 seconds.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel abstains from UN vote on Russia-Ukraine reparations – November 14, 2022

Israeli air force attacks Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria – November 13, 2022

UN votes 98-17 to take Israel to Int’l Criminal Court, ‘occupation will need to end’ – November 13, 2022

Israeli F-35 jets escort US bombers in show of force to Iran – November 10, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Trump Again Running For President Despite Controversies

Donald J. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was running for president in 2024 to recapture the White House after raising doubts that he lost the 2020 election.

U.S. Senate poised to vote on protection for same-sex marriage

The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage rights.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

New York Fed announces test of digital dollar with major banks – November 15, 2022

FBI Director Refuses To Answer Whether Agency Had Sources ‘Dressed As Trump Supporters’ In J6 Riots – November 15, 2022

Nevada Supreme Court rejects petition to stop hand count of county ballots – November 15, 2022

Democrat Overturns Republican Victory in House Seat After Recount – Wins by 1 Vote – November 15, 2022

Georgia judge strikes down six-week abortion ban, declaring it unconstitutional – November 15, 2022

Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action – November 15, 2022

Suspect Detained After U.S. University Shooting Kills 3 – November 15, 2022

Breaking Christian News

58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance

As the US United Methodist Church continues to lose congregations over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, 58 churches in Louisiana officially disaffiliated from the denomination at the weekend, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization

A major new report shows the government of Algeria has closed down 16 Evangelical churches in the past year as part of a crackdown on proselytization and perceived blasphemy against Sunni Islam, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Laos: Pastor murdered on his way to Christian event

A Christian pastor in Laos was tortured before being murdered last month in an attack police was likely on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: At least 4,000 Christians killed by Islamic extremists in 2022 alone – November 14, 2022

Christians Kidnapped, Killed In Ethiopia As Clashes Escalate (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 10, 2022

Significant number of churchgoers have not returned to in-person services – November 9, 2022

Myanmar: Burmese army bombs Baptist seminary – November 9, 2022

China: Government officials detain Christian house church leaders and members on false charges – November 9, 2022

Jailed Canadian Pastor acquitted of breaching COVID-19 restrictions on church services – November 8, 2022

Indonesia: Two government officials sign Islamist petition to block church building, violation of Indonesian constitution – November 8, 2022

News from this Week 11/9/22

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U.S. Talks With Russia Over Nuclear Escalation (Worthy News Radio)

The United States says it has talked with high-level Russian officials to prevent the armed conflict in Ukraine from escalating into nuclear warfare. Tuesday’s announcement comes after Ukraine said it would not negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin following reports that Washington asked Kyiv to signal it is open to peace.

Massive Outages As Kyiv Fears More Russian Strikes (Worthy News Radio)

Authorities urged residents in Ukraine’s capital to make plans to leave after the president warned of more Russian air strikes that could cut off Kyiv’s power supplies.

19 Killed In Tanzania’s Worst Plane Crash In Decades

At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday as it approached the airport, the country’s prime minister said.

Latest World News Headlines

Major conflict with China ‘is coming,’ outgoing Strategic Command chief warns – November 8, 2022Russia Says US ‘Lowering Nuclear Threshold’ With New Atomic Bomb (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 8, 2022Thousands Surround Hungary’s TV Complex – November 8, 2022Dutch Police Intervene In ‘Conspiracy Protest’ – November 8, 2022Ukraine: ‘Russia looting Kherson homes ahead of battle’ – November 8, 2022North Korea Says Missile Launches Were ‘Simulated Strikes’ On U.S., South Korea – November 6, 2022Green Activists Storm Amsterdam Airport; ‘Medical Flight Endangered’ – November 6, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Mysterious strikes in Syria hit fuel convoy from Iraq; Iranians killed

Late night airstrikes in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq targeted Iran-backed militiamen, inflicting casualties, Syrian opposition activists said Wednesday. According to two paramilitary officers in Iraq, some of those killed in the attack were Iranian nationals.

Israel joins Mideast nations, including Iraq, Lebanon, to agree on climate action

Israel’s environmental protection minister attended a regional meeting Tuesday alongside Iraqi and Lebanese leaders at the global climate conference taking place in Egypt, the minister’s office said, where the group pledged to work together to tackle climate change.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Abraham Accords’ lasting impact may be eventual peace between Israel and Saudis: ex-ambassador – November 8, 2022Major new gas deposit discovered off Israeli coast – November 7, 2022Netanyahu starts coalition negotiations with bloc leaders – November 6, 2022IDF to hold a military exercise in northern Israel – November 6, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Republicans Seek To Take Congress As Christians Pray

U.S. Senate incumbents, including Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and senior Republican John Thune, won re-election in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections during heightened political and social turmoil.

Abortion-Related Ballot Measures: A Disheartening Night For Pro-Life Americans

While abortion was indirectly on the ballot for many voters across the nation in Tuesday’s midterm election, it was also the subject of specific ballot measures in five states – with results disappointing for pro-lifers.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Nail-biter: Control of Senate hangs in the balance – November 9, 2022Less than a third of Americans believe Bible should determine right and wrong – November 8, 2022Attacks on pro-life centers far outnumber those on abortion clinics, report shows – November 8, 2022Republicans, Democrats File Over 100 Lawsuits in Run-up to Midterms – November 8, 2022Biden: ‘Give Me Two More Democrats in the Senate and…We’re Going to Codify Roe v. Wade’ – November 8, 2022DOJ will monitor polls in 24 states to ensure voting law compliance – November 7, 2022Judge blocks New York’s ban on carrying guns in places of worship – November 6, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Jailed Canadian Pastor acquitted of breaching COVID-19 restrictions on church services

A pastor in Canada who was jailed for breaching COVID-19 restrictions on in-person worship services was acquitted this week of charges that he violated public health orders, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Indonesia: Two government officials sign Islamist petition to block church building, violation of Indonesian constitution

In an apparent violation of Indonesia’s constitutional protection of religious freedom, two local officials in Java Island joined forces with Islamist organizations to block the construction of a Christian church building, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Church of England Evangelicals reject Bishop’s proposal to allow blessing of same-sex marriages

Church of England Evangelicals have rejected a theological essay published by the Bishop of Oxford which argues Anglican clergy should be able to bless and marry same-sex couples if they choose, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The Church of England does not allow the blessing of civil partnerships or the marrying of same-sex couples.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Islamic militants murder 15 Christians, including community leaders, in Plateau state – November 8, 2022India: Off-duty police officer among Hindu mob attacking Christian prayer meeting – November 8, 2022Hungary’s Premier Awarded For Supporting Persecuted Christians – November 3, 2022Two Christians suddenly released from jail after convictions for leading churches – November 3, 2022US Christian organization delivers 225,000 children’s Bibles to North Macedonia – November 2, 2022Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues – November 1, 2022

News from this Week 11/3/22

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north korea missile test worthy christian newsNorth Korea Fires Missiles Toward South

North Korea has fired at least 23 missiles toward South Korea, the most ever in a single day, prompting the South to launch its rockets while issuing rare air raid warnings.

China condemns deployment of US B-52s to Australia

China has condemned reported US plans to deploy as many as six B-52 bombers to northern Australia as part of a plan to build maintenance facilities and parking places for the bombers at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, the Washington Times reports.

US forces now on the ground in Ukraine

U.S. military personnel are now on the ground in Ukraine, keeping track of and inspecting weapons the U.S. has shipped to Ukrainian forces, a senior defense official announced during a Pentagon background briefing on Monday. These U.S. personnel are some of the first the Pentagon has acknowledged have entered Ukraine since Russia launched its large scale invasion of the country in February.

Latest World News Headlines

US, Saudi Arabia: ‘Iran Attacks Imminent’ – November 2, 2022

Germany registered 5 antisemitic incidents a day in first half of 2022 – November 1, 2022

Ukraine ships wartime record amount of grain – November 1, 2022

Kyiv: ‘Massive Russian Missile Strikes Hit Ukraine’ (Worthy News Radio) – November 1, 2022

Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran – October 31, 2022

Russia launches fresh wave of strikes on Kyiv, targeting critical infrastructure – October 31, 2022

U.S. to send B-52 bombers to Australia amid China tensions – October 31, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Benjamin Netanyahu faces balancing act after Israel election comeback

Netanyahu has pledged to build on the achievement of his last term in office, the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that opened the way for a possible normalization of relations with other Arab countries.

‘Israel’s Ex-PM Netanyahu Wins Elections’

Israel’s controversial ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies have won 61 seats, enough to form a majority in the 120-seat Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, election exit polls showed Tuesday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

UN General Assembly votes Israel must renounce possession of its nuclear weapons – November 1, 2022

Netanyahu eyes comeback on eve of Israel election – October 31, 2022

Israel, Bahrain hope to sign free trade deal by year’s end – October 31, 2022

Final polls before Nov. 1 elections show Netanyahu’s bloc just shy of parliamentary majority – October 30, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

US Due To Roll Out Digital ID Despite Worries (Worthy News In-Depth)

The United States edged closer to rolling out a digital identity document system for its more than 337 million citizens despite concerns it will lead to more control by the government and other institutions, Worthy News established Thursday.

Florida’s new election crimes office flags left-wing, ballot-harvesting operation in Orlando

Florida’s newly created Office of Election Crimes and Security is requesting a criminal investigation into charges of ballot harvesting in Orlando, a Democratic stronghold in the critical swing state.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

U.S. Interest Rates Rise Amid Soaring Inflation – November 2, 2022

Fed Reserve expected to announce fourth consecutive interest rate hike – November 2, 2022

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules incorrectly dated mail-in ballots cannot be counted – November 2, 2022

Supreme Court Takes up Affirmative Action – November 1, 2022

The Government Is Set To Spend More On Debt Payments Than The Entire Defense Budget – November 1, 2022

Supreme Court blocks House from Trump’s taxes, for now – November 1, 2022

Biden floats taxing oil companies amid rising energy prices – October 31, 2022

Breaking Christian News

US Christian organization delivers 225,000 children’s Bibles to North Macedonia

A Texas-based Christian organization has this year delivered 225,000 Children and Teen Bibles to North Macedonia, an eastern European country that was part of the former communist federation of Yugoslavia and where Bibles are still hard to come by.

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues

The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria has seen no let-up as suspected Fulani herdsmen and other Islamic militant terrorists killed 12 mainly women, children, and elderly Christians during attacks in Benue state last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Uganda: Evangelists attacked after leading Muslims to Christ, “We need your prayers all the time”

Islamist extremists in eastern Uganda attacked two evangelists with knives earlier this month after the Christians led local Muslims to Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

US Missionaries Rush ‘Heat and Hope’ To Ukraine As Missiles Hit (Worthy News Radio) – November 1, 2022

Hong Kong: Christian Pastor the first clergy to be imprisoned under new security laws – October 31, 2022

Sri Lanka: Authorities order churches to close – October 31, 2022

Oldest Known Map of the Stars Found Hidden Under Christian Text – October 31, 2022

Bishops Discuss Peace As War Rages – October 30, 2022

‘Clear Victory for Freedom of Speech and Religion’: Franklin Graham Wins in Court – October 27, 2022

Mainline Protestant church adds ‘nonbinary/genderqueer’ to official membership statistics – October 27, 2022

News from this Week 10/20/22

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after less than 2 months in office

Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after less than two months in office amid pressure following a reversal of economic policies that led to economic instability.

Britain Says Russian Warplane Fired Missile Close To U.K. Spy Aircraft Over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet last month released a missile near an unarmed British spy plane in international airspace over the Black Sea, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told Parliament on October 20.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Spark Outrage; Dutch Queen Questioned

Dutch Queen Maxima has come under pressure over embracing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), which could enable governments to control people’s spending.

Latest World News Headlines

Russia’s Putin declares martial law in 4 annexed Ukrainian regions – October 19, 2022

Hundreds Die In Nigeria’s Worst Flooding In Decade – October 19, 2022

Russian Missiles Destroy Ukraine’s Infrastructure After Crash – October 18, 2022

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska – October 18, 2022

Saudi prince sends threat to the West after Biden warns of consequences for kingdom – October 17, 2022

NATO kicks off nuclear drills amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war – October 17, 2022

Netherlands In Turmoil Over Cruise Ships For Migrants (Worthy News In-Depth) – October 17, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli military launches week-long drill across northern Israel

The Israel Defense Forces said Thursday it had begun a week-long military drill across northern Israel, as tensions remained high with the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group.

Hamas in first Syria visit in decade as relations thaw

A Hamas delegation arrived in Damascus Wednesday for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad in the first such visit since the Palestinian Islamist group severed ties with Syria a decade ago.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel eyes blockchain tech to issue government bonds – October 19, 2022

Israel’s PM Against Jewish Prayer At Temple Mount, Arabs Welcome – October 19, 2022

Gantz, Netanyahu both reiterate Israel’s unwillingness to sell weapons to Ukraine – October 18, 2022

Russian ex-president: If Israel sends weapons to Ukraine it will destroy Moscow ties – October 17, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden announces release of 15 million barrels of emergency reserve oil

President Joe Biden has announced he will release 15 million barrels of oil from America’s emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move analysts say is intended to show voters in next month’s midterm elections that he is concerned about high gas prices, USA Today reports.

Texas has seized over 336 million ‘lethal doses’ of fentanyl during Operation Lone Star, DPS says

A border security mission launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has resulted in 336 million “lethal doses” of fentanyl being seized since it began earlier this year, enough to kill the entire population of the United States, he said.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

DOJ prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to charge Trump after Mar-a-Lago raid: Report – October 19, 2022

California: 2020 wildfires wiped out all state reductions in greenhouse gas emissions since 2003 – October 19, 2022

Report: The US military is “weak” and risks inability to properly defend America’s interests – October 19, 2022

Biden pledges to prioritize abortion rights codification if Democrats increase House majorities in midterms – October 18, 2022

House GOP preps bills for first 100 days if Republicans capture majority – October 18, 2022

Prosecutor says U.S. voting leak to Chinese workers ‘probably largest data breach in U.S. history’ – October 18, 2022

Supreme Court to hear major elections challenge and LGBT, religious rights dispute in December – October 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison

Iranian authorities have freed two Christian converts from one of Iran’s most notorious prisons after a fire there killed eight inmates and injured dozens of others, well-informed Christians told Worthy News Wednesday.

Iran: Concerns raised for Christian couple jailed in harsh prison for house church activity

There has been increasing concern for the well-being of an Iranian Christian couple who were imprisoned in a notoriously harsh Tehran jail in August following their convictions for leading and belonging to a house church, the Christian Post reports.

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack

Suspected Islamic gunmen have attacked a church in north-central Nigeria during a service, killing a woman and her young daughter, as part of an ongoing anti-Christian campaign, authorities say.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Myanmar: Baptist pastor murdered in his home – October 18, 2022

India government stalling on affirmative action for Dalit Christians – October 18, 2022

China: Christian man fined over $20,000 for illegal religious activity – October 17, 2022

Ukrainian church driven underground in Russian-occupied areas – October 17, 2022

Hungary Urges More Support For Persecuted Christians – October 16, 2022

Pastors Reveal Troubled US Economy Is Having Negative Impact on Churches – October 13, 2022

Nigeria: ISWAP murder three more Christians – October 13, 2022

News from this Week 10/5/22

Breaking World News

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

Markets Rocked as $46 Trillion have been wiped out in past year

It’s been a tough year for investors, with global stock and bond markets erasing $46.1 trillion in market value since November 2021, according to Bank of America.

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Japan’s government urged its citizens to take cover on Tuesday as North Korea fired a potentially nuclear-capable ballistic missile over the country.

Latest World News Headlines

Germany: Inflation hits record 10%, recession expected– October 4, 2022

Russia’s Upper House Votes To Annex Ukraine Regions – October 4, 2022

Burkina Faso Leader Steps Down After Coup – October 4, 2022

Pope Francis Urges Russia To Prevent Nuclear War – October 4, 2022

US airstrike kills extremist al-Shabab leader: ‘Thorn removed from the Somali nation’ – October 4, 2022

Iran: At least 92 dead in anti-government protests – October 4, 2022

‘U.S. Could Destroy Russian Military In Ukraine’ – October 4, 2022

China establishes extraterritorial policing of its citizens abroad – October 3, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel, EU renew dialogue for first time in over a decade

Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke Monday with delegates from the European Union, renewing economic and political dialogue with the bloc for the first time in over a decade.

Chances of Hezbollah war ‘still remain very high’ – US envoy

Former US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker told i24NEWS that the chances of an Israeli-Hezbollah confrontation “still remain very high” despite the advancement of a US-brokered maritime border agreement between Israel and Lebanon.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Arabs say Al Aqsa Mosque in “danger” from red heifers, Palestinians call for uprising – October 4, 2022

Lebanon receives written US-brokered proposal for maritime border deal with Israel – October 3, 2022

Lapid: Proposed maritime border deal with Lebanon safeguards security, economic interests – October 3, 2022

Israel signs its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea – September 29, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

National debt surpasses $31 trillion

The U.S. national debt has passed $31 trillion for the first time in history.

States deploy about 2,500 National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Nearly two dozen states are sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal immigration officials grapple with an unprecedented surge of undocumented migrants.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises To Over 80 – October 3, 2022

Ohio legislators introduce ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ – October 3, 2022

Newsom signs bill allowing state to revoke out-of-state parents’ rights over trans kids – October 3, 2022

‘A 500-Year Flood Event’: One of Worst Hurricanes to Ever Strike FL, Ian to Strengthen and Slam SC Next – September 29, 2022

Final GDP reading shows US economy shrank 0.6% in the spring, cementing start of recession – September 29, 2022

Republican States Sue Biden Admin Over Plan To Cancel Student Debt – September 29, 2022

Mortgage Rates Hit 15-Year High At 6.7% — More than Double Since Last Year – September 29, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Uganda: New converts to Christ severely beaten by Islamic extremists

New cases of violent attacks by Islamic extremists against converts to Christ in Uganda continue to be reported: last month, a father of four in Kaliro District was subjected to forty lashes for leaving Islam, and a 52-year-old mother in neighboring Kibuku District was kicked and beaten with sticks until she sustained severe injuries, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Uganda: Two Christian women violently attacked, one killed

One Christian woman in Uganda has died and another was hospitalized last month after apparent attacks by Muslim relatives enraged at their conversion to Christ, Morning Star News reports.

Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists in Plateau, “a strategy to wipe out the Christian population”

Christians in Nigeria continue to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists: five Christians, including a 60-year-old woman, were killed in attacks in Plateau state last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered by Islamic terrorists since 2009, as rights groups continue to warn of genocide.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Pastor Beaten In Malaysia After Reporting Child Rape To Police – October 3, 2022

Former Jailed Pakistan Christian In Thailand With Family (Worthy News Investigation) – October 3, 2022

Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94 – September 28, 2022

Blinken under pressure to redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” – September 28, 2022

England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient – September 28, 2022

Nigeria: Dozens more Christians murdered in continued attacks in Benue state – September 27, 2022

South Carolina: Anglican and Episcopal diocese reach settlement after years-long litigation – September 27, 2022

News from this Week 9/27/22

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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 9/14/22

Breaking World News

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

U.S. considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan presses EU

The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

Charles III Declared King; Britain’s Queen Buried On Sep. 19

Queen Elizabeth II will be buried on September 19, the Royal Family announced, shortly after Charles III was publicly declared the new monarch.

Russia Admits Defeat In Key Areas Of Ukraine

Russia has admitted losing control over key cities in Ukraine’s north-eastern Kharkiv region, in what some military experts see as a potential breakthrough in the war. The comments came after Ukraine’s president said the Ukrainian gains are part of a significant counter-offensive against Russia.

LATEST WORLD NEW HEADLINES

Ukraine Discovers ‘Tortured Bodies’ In Recaptured Territories – September 12, 2022

Queen Coffin Taken Amid Funeral Controversy In Britain – September 12, 2022

Iran Unveils Drone Designed For ‘Attacking Haifa, Tel Aviv’ – September 12, 2022

German Chancellor urges Iran to sign new Iran deal – September 12, 2022

‘Nuclear deal will be delayed at least until after US midterm elections’ – September 11, 2022

Tsunami Warning After Powerful Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea – September 11, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Gantz: Iran has hundreds of new centrifuges that can enrich uranium to high levels

Iran’s financing and support for terror proxies is the foremost cause of instability in the Middle East, and the country’s nuclear program could spark a regional arms race, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday.

Mossad head: Nuclear deal won’t give Iran ‘immunity’ from Israeli operations

Mossad chief David Barnea on Monday said Israel would not participate in the “charade” of a renewed nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and warn that the emerging agreement would “not provide immunity” for Tehran from the spy agency’s operations.

Breaking U.S. News

Ken Starr, US Prosecutor In Clinton-Lewinsky Case, Dies At 76

Starr passed away Tuesday at Baylor St Luke’s medical center in Houston of complications from surgery, his family said.

Navy wants new destroyer with lasers, hypersonic missiles

The U.S. Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production more than 30 years ago, when Tom Stevens was a young welder.

VP Harris Promotes Abortion at National Baptist Convention

Vice President Kamala Harris used her speech at the 142nd annual National Baptist Convention in Houston, Texas, on Thursday to push abortion rights, saying that women should have the freedom “to make decision about their own bodies.”

BREAKING US NEWS

Senate Republicans look to protect Americans earning less than $400k from IRS audits – September 13, 2022

Faculty, students sue Christian school over LGBTQ hiring ban – September 12, 2022

DOJ open to one of Trump’s special master candidates – September 12, 2022

400-Plus Republican Officials Sign Letter Backing Gay Marriage – September 12, 2022

Fauci: ‘We don’t have time to do a clinical trial’ for updated COVID-19 boosters (Video) – September 11, 2022

Gun, ammunition purchases by credit card will be coded – September 11, 2022

Breaking Christian News

India: Supreme Court orders government to investigate and establish facts in reported attacks on Christians

In a move welcomed by Christian human rights advocates, India’s Supreme Court has ordered the Hindu nationalist government to investigate and establish the facts on the reported cases of Christians being attacked over 500 times last year, Christian Today (CT) reports.

Nigeria: Fulani state governor admits Islamic terrorists have taken control in Kaduna

As Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered by Fulani and other Muslim extremist militants, the controversial governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has been forced to admit that Islamic terrorists have an even stronger hold on his part of Nigeria than when he took office seven years ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

BREAKING CHRISTIAN NEWS

China: Christian online content now heavily restricted – September 13, 2022

Libya Court Sentences Christian To Death – September 12, 2022

Indonesia: Authorities deny church building permit in ‘unconstitutional’ move against religious freedom – September 12, 2022

Uganda: 5 evangelist-church planters murdered by Islamic extremists – September 12, 2022

Sudan Dismisses Apostasy Charges Against Christians, But Concerns Remain – September 11, 2022

Church Rush To Pakistan’s Flooded Christian Slums – September 11, 2022