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Around the World
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."
Belgian Justice Minister Threatened With Weapons, Explosives
A car with heavy weapons and explosives was discovered overnight near the home of Belgium’s Belgium’s Minister of Justice, Vincent Van Quickenborne, authorities say.
China’s President Pressured After ‘False Coup’ Reports
Experts have played down reports on social media outlets that China’s President Xi Jinping has been ousted in a coup, but questions remained early Monday about his whereabouts.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
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.

Inside the United States
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.

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.
Chinese Christians seek refuge in Thailand after asylum denial from South Korea
A congregation of Christians escaping government persecution in China are applying for refugee status in Thailand after being denied asylum in South Korea, DW reports. In its efforts to impose “Sinicization” on the country, China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been engaged in a formidable crackdown on independent evangelical churches that will not register with the state-controlled Three-Self Patriotic movement.
Around the World
China’s President Pressured After ‘False Coup’ Reports
Experts have played down reports on social media outlets that China’s President Xi Jinping has been ousted in a coup, but questions remained early Monday about his whereabouts.
Far-Right Giorgia Meloni Wins Italy Elections, Exit Poll Shows
Far-right Giorgia Meloni has won the Italian elections and is due to become the country’s first female prime minister, exit polls show.
Iranians Protest For 10th Night Despite ‘No Leniency’ Warnings
Anti-government protests have erupted in Tehran and other cities for a 10th night over the death of a young Iranian woman after a reported beating at the hands of morality police, despite official warnings that an already deadly crackdown would toughen.
Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated
A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and was barreling across the main Luzon island toward the capital in a densely populated path where thousands have been evacuated to safety.
Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions Hold Referendums As Troops Approach
Seven months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, voters in occupied territories started rushing to the polls Friday. The plebiscites came as Ukrainian forces fast moved toward these territories in a major counter-offensive.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
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.
Israeli Navy and US Fifth Fleet complete ‘Digital Shield’ joint exercise
The Israeli Navy and the U.S. Fifth Fleet ended their joint exercise dubbed “Digital Shield” on Thursday, according to the IDF.

Inside the United States
Judge rules Arizona’s ban on abortions can be enforced, setting up legal showdown before election
An Arizona judge ruled Friday that a century-old law banning most abortions in the key battleground state can be enforced, setting up a legal showdown in the shadows of the midterm elections.
Roughly 98% of people eligible to receive latest COVID booster have not received one
Barely 1.5% of Americans eligible to receive the updated COVID shot have acquired one, according to federal data, a sign that U.S. antipathy to the shots is continuing to grow even as experts have insisted on the need to regularly receive a new COVID booster.
Russians arrested in thousands while protesting Putin’s mobilization, human rights group says
More than 2,300 Russians have been arrested in dozens of cities this week while protesting the conscription of 300,000 men for Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, according to the human rights group OVD-Info.
Tropical Storm Watches Issued For Florida Keys Ahead of Ian
Tropical Storm Ian is about to undergo explosive intensification into a major hurricane in the western Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, a danger to the Cayman Islands, western Cuba and Florida in the coming days.

Christian News
Concerns Over 5 Jailed Christians in China’s Southwest
Concerns mount over the plight of five Christians detained since early August in a rural area of China’s southwestern Yunnan province as part of a broader crackdown, Worthy News learned Saturday.
‘Many Turn To Christ At Queen’s Funeral’
Many among the millions who tuned in to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II have become followers of Christ, chaplains told Worthy News Thursday.
‘Cities Covered in the Glory of God’: Christians Unite Worldwide for ’10 Days of Awe’ Prayer Event
Thousands of churches in the United States and in 43 other countries around the world will participate in the 18th annual "10 Days", an organized global prayer event slated for Sept. 25 through Oct. 5.
Around the World
Russia’s Medvedev: new regions can be defended with strategic nuclear weapons
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that any weapons in Moscow's arsenal, including strategic nuclear weapons, could be used to defend territories incorporated in Russia from Ukraine.
Massive Arrests As Russia Starts Military Mobilization For Ukraine War
Russia has begun mobilizing reservists to fight in Ukraine after suffering massive setbacks, despite protests across the country. President Vladimir Putin's order to call up 300,000 Russians with military experience prompted many to express outrage, leading to arrests across the country.
17 Killed In Iran Protests Against Death of Woman
Seventeen people have been killed by Iranian security forces in protests after a young woman died while being detained by morality police for violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code, authorities said Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
At UN, Lapid calls for two-state solution, says world choosing ‘easy option’ on Iran
Prime Minister Yair Lapid said a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “the right thing” for Israel, addressing the world from the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level meeting Thursday.
Israel begins rollout of COVID vaccines tailored to Omicron
Israel on Thursday began administering doses of coronavirus vaccines tailored to fight the highly infectious Omicron variant as its health authorities urged at-risk groups and those over 65 to get the shot.
Israel condemns Putin’s nuclear threats and mobilization of reservists
A senior Israeli official close to Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision announced Wednesday to mobilize hundreds of thousands of reservists to fight in Ukraine and his veiled threat of nuclear war, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Inside the United States
Senate GOPers Will Propose Labeling Drug Cartels ‘Foreign Terrorist Organizations’
Republican Sens. Roger Marshall of Kansas and Rick Scott of Florida will introduce legislation on Thursday designating four Mexican drug cartels foreign terrorist organizations.
House Democrats agree on police spending package, to hold vote before midterms
Weeks before the midterm elections, House Democrats have agreed on a package of policing bills to fund recruitment and training for law-enforcement agencies across the country, with a vote as early as Thursday.
Indiana judge halts enforcement of abortion ban
Indiana’s near-total ban on abortions has been temporarily suspended pending a final decision on whether it violates the state’s constitution.
Former Los Alamos nuclear scientists aid China’s advanced weapons, private study says
The Chinese government targeted scientists at the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory for recruitment, with more than 160 researchers returning to China over more than three decades to help nuclear and other advanced weapons programs there, according to a new report by a private security and intelligence firm.

Christian News
Nigeria: 45 Christians abducted during church service in Kaduna
Forty-five worshippers were kidnapped when jihadists stormed a church in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Monday, Sahara Reporters said. Monday’s attack took place during a service at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Kasuwa quarters of Kasuwan Magani Town, Kaduna State, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) told reporters.