Prophecy News Watch - August 8, 2017

Around the World
U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines
The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News.
Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch (Video)
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.
North Korea vows 'thousands-fold' revenge on US
North Korea yesterday angrily rejected the tough new sanctions agreed to unanimously by the UN Security Council, and vowed to launch a 'thousands-fold' ­revenge against the US for leading the initiative.
UN warns of genocide in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic risks plunging deeper into a humanitarian crisis if the international community fails to respond to growing violence, said UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien on Monday.
Russia's Lavrov meets Tillerson, says feels U.S. ready to continue dialogue
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he believed his U.S. colleagues were ready to continue dialogue with Moscow on complex issues despite bilateral tensions.
Japan warns North Korea's nuclear weapons program has 'advanced considerably'
Japan has warned that the threat from North Korean nuclear weapons has reached a 'new stage' now that it appears to have developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas and Iran Agree to 'Turn a New Leaf', Focus on 'Shared Enemy'
Following a meeting between top Hamas officials and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday, a joint statement was released saying, 'We concluded that it's time to turn a new leaf in order to address our shared enemy.'
King Abdullah and Abbas forge front against al-Aksa ‘challenges’
King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Monday to intensify coordination against possible future Israeli 'challenges' to al-Aksa Mosque, said PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.
White House says bill cutting PA funding must not harm peace efforts
The White House offered some support for a bill that would slash Palestinian Authority funding over terrorist salaries Monday, but said the administration would work with Congress to ensure the legislation does not interfere with attempts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Sites vie to be seen as Christianity’s ‘lost’ city of Bethsaida
In the New Testament, Bethsaida is a place of miracles. Here, Jesus cured a blind man, turned a few loaves and fishes into food for 5,000, and walked on water. But mysteriously, its location was lost. Now, dueling archaeological excavations place it in the same vicinity on the northern bank of the Sea of Galilee, but at slightly different locations.
Israel, Iran take center stage in latest White House power struggle
A long-simmering dispute between two top White House aides has boiled into a public battle over the direction of US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, with a cadre of conservative groups pushing for the ouster of national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
Report: Arab League Working to Undermine Israel’s Bid to Win UN Security Council Seat Next Year
The Arab League is working to undermine Israel’s bid to win a seat on the UN Security Council next year, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed Israeli diplomatic official.

Inside the United States
Democrats, some Republicans fight 'bailout' label for Obamacare payments
Democrats and some Republicans are fighting attempts by President Trump to label payments to insurers for lowering deductibles for poor people as 'bailouts.'
L.A. County hands $1.3 billion — billion! — to illegals for welfare in just two years
Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.
U.S. Credit-Card Debt Surpasses Record Set at Brink of Crisis
U.S. consumer credit-card debt just passed an ominous milestone, beating a record set just before the global financial system almost collapsed in 2008.
Shutdown risk grows as both parties balk on debt ceiling hike
Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are poised to stand in the way of lifting the nation's borrowing limit next month, increasing the chances of real problems for House and Senate leaders as they try to increase the debt ceiling by an end-of-September deadline.
Democrats divided over whether party should welcome pro-life candidates
Last week, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan provoked the ire of many progressives when he urged the Democrats to court pro-life candidates if they are to have any hope of retaking the 24 House seats they need for a majority.
McMaster Allowed Susan Rice To Keep Her Top-Secret Security Clearance
Almost one month after it was disclosed that former President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trump’s team and other Americans, Trump’s own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her “need-to-know” requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure, Circa has confirmed.
Maryland City to Decide on Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Vote
College Park, Md. is weighing whether to allow illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.

Christian News
Evangelical Trump Supporters Want Meeting With Pope Francis
Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday requested a meeting with Pope Francis over a recent critical article in a Vatican-vetted journal.
Christians Killed, Injured in Church Shooting in Southern Nigeria
At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria today that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said.