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Around the World
Taiwan unveils first domestically made submarine as tensions with China grow
Taiwan revealed the island’s first domestically built submarine on Thursday, a major breakthrough in its defense capabilities as tensions with China continue to rise.
Nagorno-Karabakh ‘Cease To Exist’ As Population Flees (Worthy News Radio)
The self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh leader warns it will cease to exist in the new year. Samvel Shahramanyan made the announcement Thursday as an exodus of desperate Armenians continued. The region, which Armenians had controlled for three decades, was seized by Azerbaijan last week, leading to tens of thousands fleeing their homes.
Twin Shootings In Dutch City Of Rotterdam Kills Several People (Developing Story)
At least three people including a 14-year-old girl have died following twin shootings in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, authorities said late Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
HIgh Court vs. government: Prosecutor says AG ‘never had authority to order PM to step down’
The High Court of Justice on Thursday heard petitions against an amendment to Israel's quasi-constitutional Basic Laws that is meant to prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from being declared incapacitated, and forced to recuse himself from his position because of his criminal trial while he is pushing through legislation that would directly affect his legal challenges.
Thousands of Christians to arrive in Jerusalem for ICEJ Sukkot celebrations
At least 3,000 Christians from all over the world are expected to arrive in Jerusalem this weekend for the annual 7-day Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) celebrations hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), CBN News reports. This year, Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday, September 29, and ends at sundown on October 6.

Inside the United States
First Biden impeachment inquiry sees sparks fly between GOP, Dems
Chairman James Comer concluded his remarks in the hearing by outling the next steps in the investigation, and summarizing the day's marathon hearing.
US government notifies employees shutdown appears imminent
The U.S. government on Thursday started notifying federal employees that a shutdown may occur, meaning that millions of workers may stop receiving pay Oct. 1.
Florida teacher, Disney employees among 219 arrested in human trafficking operation: authorities
A Polk County, Florida, human trafficking operation earlier this month led to the arrests of 219 people, including people in the country illegally, a high school teacher, and three Disney employees, according to authorities.

Christian News
Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen slaughter villagers in Kaduna state
Radicalized Islamic Fulani herdsmen murdered three more villagers in Nigeria’s Kaduna state in an ongoing campaign of land grabbing, murder, kidnapping, rape, and displacement across northern Nigeria and parts of the south, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have murdered and committed other atrocities against tens of thousands of Christians, particularly since northern Nigerian states declared themselves under Islamic Sharia law in 1999.
US Christian groups call on Congress to act on behalf of persecuted Myanmar Christians
US Christian groups are urgently calling for Congress to address Myanmar’s military junta's ongoing persecution of Christians, Baptist News Global (BNG) reports. Ruled by the Buddhist extremist Tatmadaw army, which overthrew the country’s democratically elected government in a military coup in 2021, Myanmar ranks 14th on the US Open Doors World Watch List 2023 of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
US: Police thwart “diabolical” mass shooting at Virginia church
With just moments to spare, police were able to prevent what they said would have been a “diabolical” mass shooting at Park Valley Church in Haymarket, northern Virginia on Sunday, CBN News reports.
Around the World
Iran says it has successfully put an imaging satellite into orbit amid tensions with West
Iran claimed on Wednesday that it has successfully put an imaging satellite into space. The state-run IRNA news agency, quoting the country's Communication Minister Isa Zarepour, said the Noor-3 satellite had been put in an orbit 450 kilometers (280 miles) above the Earth's surface.
Russia ‘Shows’ Admiral That Ukraine Forces Claim They Killed
Russia has released video footage showing the Black Sea Fleet's commander despite Ukraine claiming to have killed him in one of its deadliest strikes.
US Soldier Travis King Freed By North Korea; ‘Happy’ To Go Home
North Korea has freed U.S. soldier Travis King, who is “happy" to be heading home, officials said, though he still faces prosecution for alleged misbehavior while serving in the U.S. army. King is in “good health” nearly three months after he ran across the border from South Korea, according to U.S. sources familiar with the case.
Tens Of Thousands Flee Nagorno-Karabakh (Worthy News Radio)
Armenia says some 42,500 Armenians have now fled Nagorno-Karabakh, about a third of the population of the wartorn enclave that neighboring Azerbaijan recaptured last week. They are hungry and exhausted.
Canada House Speaker Resigns After Praising Nazi Fighter
There was political turmoil Wednesday after the speaker of Canada's House of Commons resigned for inviting a man who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II to Parliament to attend a speech by the Ukrainian president.
Hungary Sentences Captain Over Deadly Boat Crash
Tensions remained Wednesday after a Budapest court sentenced a captain to five and a half years in prison for his role in an accident in which his cruise ship hit and sank a smaller boat on the River Danube in Hungary, killing at least 27 people.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Police and Border Police on heightened alert for terror attacks during High Holidays
Amid a heightened threat of Palestinian terror attacks on Israeli civilians, Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai on Tuesday ordered all police and Border Police to review security protocols relevant to the ongoing High Holy Days, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Israel to offer breakthrough cancer treatment through genomic profiling
In a breakthrough for cancer care, Israel’s Hadassah-University Medical Center in Jerusalem is officially partnering with the Roche-Israel pharmaceutical company to promote personalized oncology treatment based on the patient’s genomic profile, the Jerusalem Post reports. Genomic profiling identifies DNA mutations within a cancerous tumor to determine how it behaves and grows.

Inside the United States
GOP Senators Push White House to Stop the Surge at the Border
Senate Republicans are calling for action from the White House to secure the U.S. Southern border, and they want to work with Democrats to make policy changes.
Retailers lost $112 billion in inventory in 2022, cite organized retail crime rings as main culprit
Losses from retail theft jumped to $112.1 billion in 2022 from $93.9 billion in 2021, leading retailers nationwide either to change how they do business or, in some cases, shutter their operations for good, according to a new survey released by the National Retail Federation.

Christian News
Over 100 Killed At Christian Wedding Party In Iraq
A bride and groom are among at least 114 people who died at a Christian wedding party in northern Iraq where a fire tore through the hall packed with guests, officials said Wednesday.
Around the World
African leaders tell UNGA: Africa must be treated as a global partner, not sidelined
African leaders delivered an unequivocal message to the UN General Assembly last week that Africa is a global power that deserves to be treated by the West as an equal partner and not sidelined as a charity case, the Associated Press reports.
Mexico: Increased femicide rate directly related to organized crime, experts say
Lethal violence against women in Mexico has steadily increased in recent years, and experts believe that the phenomenon is directly related to Mexican militarization and organized crime, Global Citizen reports. According to data released by Mexico’s National Public Security System, 43,000 women were killed in the country between 2006 and 2021.
Ethiopia: Tigray conflict has left more than 10,000 survivors of sexual violence
The UN-backed international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia reported this week that the recent conflict in the country’s Tigray region has left at least 10,000 survivors of rape and sexual violence, the Associated Press reports. The commission added that all sides in the war had committed atrocities, including mass killings, rape, starvation, and destruction of schools and medical facilities.
20 Killed In Nagorno-Karabakh Depot Blast; Thousands Of Armenian Christians Flee (Worthy News In-Depth)
At least 20 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion at a fuel depot in the volatile South Caucasus enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Germany, U.S. slam Netanyahu’s Middle East map presented at UN
German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sebastian Fischer on Monday, expressed the country's reservations over a map exhibited by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his address to the UN General Assembly.

Inside the United States
Federal judge rules Texas ‘drag ban’ unconstitutional
A bill conservative Texas lawmakers said they passed to protect children from obscene drag performances is an unconstitutional restraint on speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
North Carolina passes bipartisan bill requiring age verification for access to pornography websites
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill Thursday that requires age verification on websites that publish pornography and other material considered harmful to minors under the age of 18, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
Federal court strikes down California ban on gun magazines for second time
A federal judge yet again declared California's ban on gun magazines unconstitutional Friday.
Credit card losses are rising at the fastest pace since the Great Financial Crisis
Credit card companies are racking up losses at the fastest pace in almost 30 years, outside of the Great Financial Crisis, according to Goldman Sachs.

Christian News
Less than half of religious refugees can gain U.S. entry, Christian groups report
The U.S. is no longer a “safe haven” for people fleeing religious persecution, according to a new report noting massive declines in U.S. arrivals by Christian, Jewish and Muslim refugees, among others.