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Around the World
Iran can fuel ‘several’ atomic bombs: UN nuclear official
Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build "several" nuclear weapons if it chooses, the United Nations’ top nuclear official is now warning. But diplomatic efforts aimed at again limiting its atomic program seem more unlikely than ever before as Tehran arms Russia in its war on Ukraine and as unrest shakes the Islamic Republic.
Migrant Facing Expulsion Kills Church Worker In Spain, Injures Priest
A young Moroccan man who faced deportation from the country allegedly killed a church caretaker and injured a priest in southern Spain, authorities said Thursday.
Massive Russian Attacks On Ukraine After West Pledges Tanks (Worthy News Radio)
Air raid sirens wailed across Ukraine early Thursday as Russia attacked with scores of missiles and drones. The attacks came hours after the U.S. and Germany pledged to send advanced battle tanks to halt the Russian invasion.
Ukraine Under Massive Russian Attacks After West Pledges Tanks
Air raid sirens wailed across Ukraine early Thursday as Russia attacked with dozens of missiles, 24 hours after the U.S. and Germany pledged to send advanced battle tanks to halt the Russian invasion.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Gaza Strip
Israeli forces on Thursday killed nine Palestinians — including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman — in the deadliest single incident in the occupied West Bank in two decades, Palestinian officials said. Two rockets were fired from Gaza early Friday and Israel responded with airstrikes on the territory, further escalating tensions.
‘Israel Raids Refugee Camp After Militant Attacks; Several Killed’
Israeli forces raided the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp in the Israeli-controlled West Bank after threats by militants, killing as many as 13 Palestinians, several sources said.

Inside the United States
House Prepares First Hearing on Biden’s COVID-19 Response
House Republicans have called top U.S. health officials to testify in their first hearings about the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reported.
BREAKING: Officers Charged With Killing Black Man
Authorities urged the public to remain calm as five former police officers in the U.S. State of Tennessee were charged with second-degree murder after a Black man died following a traffic stop.
Abortion pill manufacturer sues West Virginia over state restrictions on the drug
A manufacturer of abortion pills has filed suit against West Virginia, arguing the state’s restrictions on access to the medication conflicts with congressional authority given to the Food and Drugs Administration to determine which medications are safe for the public, the Hill reports. Following the reversal of Roe v Wade in June last year, West Virginia instituted a ban on abortion at all stages, with exceptions for medical emergencies, rape and incest.

Christian News
US Hispanic Protestant church is young, growing, effective in evangelism, study shows
A new study shows that the Hispanic protestant community in the US is flourishing, with a rapidly increasing number of churches, a strong base of young congregants and first-generation American citizens, and a strong record in effective evangelistic outreach, Lifeway Research reports. The study was sponsored by Lifeway Recursos, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Samaritan’s Purse, and surveyed 692 pastors of congregations that are at least 50 percent Hispanic.
United Methodist Church loses more than 1,800 congregations over LGBTQ debate, “not a real schism”
America’s United Methodist Church has now lost over 1,800 congregations as conservative churches have disaffiliated with the denomination over UMC acceptance of same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy, Christianity Today (CT) reports. Nevertheless, analysts have said the rate of disaffiliation does not represent a major schism and the denomination is expected to survive.
Around the World
Finland Ponders Joining NATO Without Sweden After Koran Burning Angers Turkey
Finland says it may join the NATO military alliance without Sweden as Turkey blocks Swedish membership, citing a Koran burning by far-right activists and pro-Kurdish protests in Stockholm.
US Sending 31 Tanks To Ukraine; Germany Over 100
U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States would send 31 powerful Abrams tanks - the equivalent of one battalion - to Ukraine.
Chinese military jets and naval vessels enter Taiwanese space amid concerns of invasion in 2027
Days after Taiwan’s foreign minister said he believes China may invade Taiwan in 2027, the country’s Ministry of Defense announced that Chinese military aircraft and naval vessels again trespassed into Taiwanese air and space early on Wednesday.
Russian frigate tests hypersonic missiles with nearly 600-mile strike capacity
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that its frigate Admiral Gorshkov has successfully tested Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles that have a range of over 560 miles, i24NEWS reports. Much harder to track and intercept than traditional projectiles, hypersonic missiles can travel more than five times the speed of sound and maneuver in mid-flight.
Scotland: Convicted male rapist may serve time in women’s jail after claims he is transitioning to female
A 31 year-old Scottish man convicted yesterday of raping two women may serve his sentence in a women’s prison because he claims that, since being charged with the sex attacks in Glasgow, Scotland, he has become a trans woman, the Daily Mail reports.
Palestinian Knife Attack In German Train Kills 2, Injures 7
At least two people were killed and seven injured after “a stateless Palestinian” attacked several passengers on a train in northern Germany before police detained him, German authorities said Wednesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US Democrat: Congress would back selling Riyadh weapons for Israel normalization
A Democratic member of Congress said Monday that they and others in the party would likely object to the US selling advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia, even in exchange for Riyadh normalizing relations with Israel, but acknowledged that such opposition would presumably not be enough to block an agreement.

Inside the United States
DOJ: 2 People Indicted For Spray-Painting Threats on Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Centers
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that a federal grand jury in Florida has indicted two people for "spray-painting threats" on crisis pregnancy centers in the state -- threats including "YOUR TIME IS UP!!" and "WE'RE COMING for U."
Florida Supreme Court will hear challenge to 15-week abortion ban
The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging the state’s 15-week abortion ban, which was passed in July last year, almost immediately after Roe v Wade was reversed, the Washington Examiner reports. In the meantime, the law remains effective; the high court did not impose a temporary injunction to block it pending review.
Around the World
European Union backs off from calling Iranian Revolutionary Guards a ‘terror group’
The European Union is set Monday to impose sanctions on several more Iranian officials suspected of playing a role in the crackdown on protesters, but won’t add the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard to the EU’s terror group blacklist.
Russia Says No Date Set for Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Arms Treaty
Russia said on Monday that no new date had been set for talks with the United States on the New START nuclear arms treaty, accusing the U.S. of ramping up tensions between the two sides.
The rotation of the Earth’s inner core may be reversing, scientists have found in a study that sheds new light on geological processes occurring deep within our planet.
The rotation of the Earth's inner core may be reversing, scientists have found in a study that sheds new light on geological processes occurring deep within our planet.
‘Great Pain’ Remembered as Britain’s Ex-Premier Johnson Visits Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
Pope Francis, who last year unexpectedly visited the Russian embassy in Rome, has expressed concerns about what he calls "the great pain" suffered by the people of Ukraine, where the government fears that Russia is preparing a major military offensive. His words came while former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Ukraine on Sunday after the Western NATO military alliance failed to unite on sending tanks to the war-facing nation over the weekend.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
U.S., Israel launch military exercise to send message to Iran, others
The United States and Israel began a massive joint military exercise in Israel on Monday to show adversaries like Iran that Washington is not too distracted by the war in Ukraine and the threat from China to mobilize a large military force, a senior defense official said.
Hezbollah erects new watchtowers on Lebanon border as IDF builds defensive wall
Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group has established new tall observation posts on Israel’s northern border as the Israel Defense Forces has ramped up the construction of a defensive wall.

Inside the United States
Ex-FBI Agent Arrested Over Ties With Russia (Worthy News In-Depth)
A former high-level agent of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who in 2016 looked into U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow, has been detained over his own connections with Russia and other foreign governments, officials said Monday.
US Shooting Death Toll Rises To 11; Gunman Identified
The death toll of a mass shooting in a popular ballroom dance studio in the U.S. state of California rose to 11 Monday, just hours after the suspected gunman was found dead and identified, investigators said.

Christian News
UK: Christian teacher may be banned from teaching for his views on transgenderism and same-sex marriage
A Christian teacher in England may be permanently prohibited from teaching in the UK after referring to a female transgender student as a “girl” and telling another student he is opposed to same-sex marriage, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Malta: Formerly gay Christian man faces jail accused of promoting ‘conversion therapy’
In the first criminal case of its kind, a formerly gay Christian man in Malta is facing trial and a possible prison sentence for allegedly promoting ‘conversion therapy’ that helps people dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction, the Christian Post (CP) reports. Malta banned all such counseling and therapy in 2016, becoming the first country in the European Union to institute such a prohibition.
Church of England publishes draft prayer of blessing for same-sex marriages
The Church of England has published draft prayers for God’s blessing for same-sex couples, the denomination said in a press release last week. The move follows the Church of England’s recently announced plans to continue the prohibition of marriage ceremonies in church but to allow clergy to bless homosexual civil partnerships in church on a voluntary basis.