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50 million people in 45 countries face the “hell” of famine, UN food Chief says
The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) chief has announced that around 50 million people in 45 countries are facing the “hell” of famine amid a catalog of world crises he described as “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm,” Associated Press reports. WFP Executive Director David Beasley said the world must act immediately to prevent rampant food shortages next year.
Putin to announce annexation of four occupied Ukrainian regions
In a move described by Western governments as a “sham,” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said he will hold a ceremony Friday to announce his annexation of four Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, Axios reports. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has previously stated all diplomatic negotiations with Russia would be severed in the event of annexation.
Iranian Missile Strikes Kill American Citizen, State Department Confirms
An American citizen was killed on Wednesday during a series of Iran-orchestrated missile strikes in Iraq, the State Department confirmed on Thursday.
Success of experimental Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘historic moment’
An experimental drug has slowed the rate of decline in memory and thinking in people with early Alzheimer’s disease in what is being described as a “historic moment” for dementia treatment.
‘Full chaos’: Over 100,000 Russians flood neighboring countries to flee army call-up
Georgia and Kazakhstan said Tuesday that tens of thousands of Russians had flooded into their countries from neighboring Russia since the announcement of a partial military mobilization to fight in Ukraine.
Israel signs its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea
Israel signed its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea on Tuesday, a move which Israeli officials say will place Israel on an equal competitive footing with the world powers Seoul already has FTAs with, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports.
Inside the United States
‘A 500-Year Flood Event’: One of Worst Hurricanes to Ever Strike FL, Ian to Strengthen and Slam SC Next
Hurricane Ian will be remembered as one of the worst storms to ever hit the state of Florida with houses and cars floating away, along with storm surges of 12 to 18 feet. And unfortunately, it's not done unleashing destruction against the United States yet.
Final GDP reading shows US economy shrank 0.6% in the spring, cementing start of recession
The U.S. economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter in the three months ended June, according to the final estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, meeting the criteria for a so-called technical recession as raging inflation and higher interest rates weighed on spending.
Republican States Sue Biden Admin Over Plan To Cancel Student Debt
Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration for allegedly overstepping executive powers related to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
Mortgage Rates Hit 15-Year High At 6.7% — More than Double Since Last Year
Rates for home loans continued to surge for the sixth consecutive week, now reaching the highest level in more than 15 years as more home shoppers retract from the market.
United Nations Promotes Digital Identification
The development of the digital economy is prompting the United Nations to promote a digital legal identity and hopes to fully implement its program by 2030.
7 ways a recession could be good for you financially
The Washington Post tried to spin the recession and suggest how it may be good for you financially while the markets are losing trillions!
Planned Parenthood doctor tells committee that ‘men can have pregnancies, especially trans men’
A House committee hearing on abortion restrictions took an unexpected turn Thursday when a Democratic witness who works for Planned Parenthood testified that men can get pregnant.
Researchers Conduct Vaccine Trials with Box of Mosquitoes – ‘Like 1,000 Small Flying Syringes’
Researchers working on a new malaria vaccine have an unusual way of going about it. By sticking test subjects’ arms over a box full of mosquitoes, the researchers allow genetically modified mosquitoes to bite and deliver the vaccine.
Iran Nuclear Deal Talks at Dead End, Biden Admin Tells Congress in Classified Briefing
The Biden administration’s negotiations with Iran over a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear deal have hit a dead end, jeopardizing the likelihood of a new agreement, senior U.S. officials informed Congress during a classified briefing.
US to give $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine as Russia moves toward annexation
The US will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.
Blasts Precede Baltic Pipeline Leaks, Sabotage Seen Likely
Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks.
Poland Fears Nuclear Attack In Ukraine
Europe faced growing instability Wednesday amid fears of a possible Russian nuclear attack in wartorn Ukraine and suspected sabotage at crucial natural gas pipelines.
Deadly Storm Nears Florida; Cuba Loses Power
Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast rushed to prepare for a deadly storm that had already killed people in Communist-run Cuba and left the island without power on Wednesday.
US Vice President Takes Aim At China
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris was due to condemn China’s military actions near Taiwan on Wednesday while meeting American sailors in Japan, Worthy News monitored.
Israel Elections: Gantz gains at Netanyahu’s expense in latest poll
If the election were held today, neither bloc would be able to form a coalition, according to a Channel 12 poll on Wednesday.
Israel Sees Largest Wave of New Immigrants in 20 Years, Jewish Population Reaches 7 Million
Israel has accepted almost 60,000 new immigrants over the past Jewish year, the highest number in 20 years mainly driven by an influx of Russians and Ukrainians seeking refuge from the war between the two countries.
Inside the United States
Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes
Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.
Florida’s Chaotic Insurance Market Braces for Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida, threatening to further destabilize a homeowners-insurance market already teetering on the edge of disaster.
Satanic Temple files suit to block Indiana’s new abortion ban
The Satanic Temple (TST) organization on September 21 filed suit against Indiana in a bid to prevent the state from enforcing its new abortion ban, the Washington Examiner reports. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s new legislation last month, prohibiting abortion except in cases of fatal fetal anomalies, rape, incest, or medical emergencies.
Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94
Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, known as the “Brother Andrew” who founded Christian charity Open Doors and became a voice of voiceless persecuted Christians, has died, his group confirmed Wednesday. He passed away in the Dutch town of Harderwijk at age 94.
Blinken under pressure to redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern”
As thousands of Christians in Nigeria are murdered by Islamic jihadists every year, a coalition of more than 30 international rights groups and faith-based organizations wrote to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 19, asking him to re-designate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” in regard to religious freedom violations, Church Leaders (CL) reports. The US annually reviews the status of religious freedom in every country in the world and designates each country that has tolerated “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC).
England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient
England’s National Health Service (NHS) agreed at the eleventh hour to settle a case brought by a Christian doctor who was subjected to severe disciplinary measures for mentioning his faith in Jesus to a patient, Christian Today (CT) reports. Dr Richard Scott was due to challenge the NHS action in a tribunal in Kent on Monday but before the hearing, the NHS agreed to settle the case.
Iranians hold 12th night of protests; ex-president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested
Iranians on Tuesday staged a 12th straight night of protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, in defiance of a crackdown that a rights group says has killed more than 75 people.
NATO warns Russia of ‘severe consequences’ in case of a nuclear strike
Any use of nuclear weapons by Russia is unacceptable and would have severe consequences, NATO said on Tuesday after an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin issued another stark nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West.
Undersea ‘blasts’ recorded at same time Russia-Germany gas pipelines damaged
Mysterious leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipe network began with "powerful subsea blasts" and resulted from "deliberate actions".
Putin increases prison sentences for soldiers who desert the army or surrender
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has signed an amendment to the country’s criminal code, increasing the lengths of prison terms for Russian soldiers who desert the army or who surrender to the enemy during a war, Yahoo News reports. Putin’s amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation were made amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Central Russia Mourns 17 Killed In School
Central Russia has begun a mourning period until September 29 after a gunman opened fire at a school, killing at least 17 people, most of them children.
Japan Has State Funeral For Assassinated Ex-PM Shinzo Abe
Japan began honoring former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July, with a rare state funeral in Tokyo, but protests overshadowed the ceremony.
Red heifer sacrifice could take place in one year in Jerusalem
The sacrifice of a red heifer could take place on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem as early as 13 months from now.
Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount on Rosh Hashana, Arabs riot for 3rd straight day
Throughout the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which was celebrated from Sunday evening until Tuesday sunset, Israel Police operated around the country with increased numbers in order to maintain peace and public safety.
Inside the United States
Tampa Braces for First Direct Hurricane Hit in 100 Years, and It Could Be a Dangerous Cat 4
Tampa is preparing for what could be its first direct hurricane hit in a hundred years with parts of the city under mandatory evacuations as residents brace for Hurricane Ian's impact.
New $1.1 bln U.S. arms package for Ukraine in process
The United States is preparing a new $1.1 billion arms package for Ukraine's battle with Russia that will be announced soon, U.S. officials said on Tuesday as Washington awaits the outcome of what it calls "sham" referendums in Ukraine.
Scientists Alarmed by Antibiotic-Resistant Sexually Transmitted Infection
Bacterial scientists fear a sexually transmitted infection, mycoplasma genitalium, could soon become a "superbug," in terms of causing infertility among women or potentially even leading to death.
Not over? Military vaccine mandate Biden administration’s latest pandemic battle
The Biden administration is gearing up for its latest pandemic showdown, this time over vaccine mandates in the military.
Nigeria: Dozens more Christians murdered in continued attacks in Benue state
This month’s spate of murderous attacks on Christians in Nigeria’s Benue state has continued, with suspected Fulani jihadist herdsmen killing dozens of Christians on Wednesday, September 21, and Friday, September 23, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
South Carolina: Anglican and Episcopal diocese reach settlement after years-long litigation
South Carolina’s Anglican Diocese and Episcopal Diocese announced Monday they have finally settled nearly ten years of litigation over parish building rights and can now invest their resources in Gospel ministry rather than legal action, the Christian Post reports.