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Around the World
‘It Will Free up $6B for Terrorism’: Biden Admin Cuts a Deal with Iran for 5 US Hostages
The U.S. is one step closer to a deal to release five Americans held captive by the Iranian regime.
EU President Seeks Global Digital ID and AI Authority
The European Union’s top executive wants a world authority to supervise global digital identity documents, similar to coronavirus vaccine passports and artificial intelligence (AI).
Thousands Killed In Libya Flooding
Thousands of people died, and at least 10,000 residents remained missing after a Mediterranean storm dumped torrential rain on Libya’s coast, setting off massive flooding, authorities said Tuesday.
Trafficking of dangerous methamphetamine drug is skyrocketing in Afghanistan, UN report
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported Sunday that trafficking of the highly addictive methamphetamine synthetic drug has skyrocketed in Afghanistan and neighboring countries. In a press statement Sunday, UNODC said seizures of methamphetamine soared from 2.5 tons in 2017 to 29.7 tons in 2021.
Dutch Court Gives Pakistani Ex-Cricketer 12 Years Jail For Threatening Anti-Islam Leader
A court in the Netherlands has sentenced a former Pakistani cricketer to 12 years in prison for offering a reward to kill Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.
Morocco Earthquake Death Toll Nearing 3,000
International teams joined state efforts to find survivors between the ruins of Morocco’s biggest earthquake in over a century as the death toll approached 3,000, with many still lying beneath the rubble.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli High Court To Decide Fate of Netanyahu’s Cancellation of the ‘Reasonableness Standard’
In a rare televised hearing before an unprecedented 15-judge panel, the Israeli High Court of Justice is set to rule on the legality of the Netanyahu government’s cancellation of the “reasonableness standard,” passed in late July.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Kick Trump Off Ballot
The legal debate about whether or not former President Donald Trump should be allowed to appear on the 2024 ballot has made its way before the Supreme Court.
Chicago plans to house influx of migrants in massive military grade tents
As busloads of asylum-seeking migrants continue to arrive daily in Chicago, the city’s mayor announced plans last week to house 1,600 migrants in “winterized base camps” consisting of massive military-grade tents, the Sun Times reports.
California passes bill requiring judges to consider whether parents affirm child’s gender identity in custody cases
On Wednesday, The California state Senate passed a bill requiring judges to consider whether a parent affirms their child’s gender identity when ruling on post-divorce custody and visitation rights, the Associated Press reports.

Christian News
36 North Carolina congregations settle disaffiliation lawsuit with United Methodist Church
Thirty-six North Carolina congregations who are separating from the United Methodist Church have resolved a lawsuit they filed against the UMC and will now be able leave the denomination according to a disaffiliation plan approved by church leaders in 2019, the Religion News Service (RNS) reports.
Around the World
Ethiopia hails new phase in disputed Blue Nile dam project
Ethiopia says it has finished filling a reservoir for its controversial hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river - a project which once prompted Egyptian politicians to discuss military action.
African Union is joining the G20, a powerful acknowledgement of a continent of 1 billion people
The group of the world’s 20 leading economies is welcoming the African Union as a permanent member, a powerful acknowledgement of Africa as its more than 50 countries seek a more important role on the global stage.
Newly discovered comet set to pass by Earth, sun before departing for 400 years
A newly discovered comet is swinging through our cosmic neighborhood for the first time in more than 400 years.
Russia Confirms Visit North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was on his way to Russia on Monday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks expected to focus on military cooperation as Russia continues its war against Ukraine.
Germany Backs Ukraine’s EU Membership As Clashes Continue (Worthy News Radio)
Moscow on Monday confirmed that North Korea's hardline leader, Kim Jong-un, will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming days for talks that are expected to focus on military cooperation as the war in Ukraine drags on, but Germany pledged more support for Kyiv. Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, made clear that she wants Ukraine to join the European Union during an unannounced visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday morning.
Israel, Budapest Remember Jewish Heritage Amid Antisemitic Row (Worthy News Radio)
Israel and Hungary continue to be involved in the 150th anniversary of the city of Budapest and further encourage a Jewish revival in the capital despite a fresh row over perceived antisemitism.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel has thwarted 27 terror attacks by Iran in 2023, “the time has come to exact a price” Mossad chief says
Announcing that Israel has foiled 27 terror attacks by Iran this year alone, the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency warned Sunday that if any Jew is harmed at the hands of the Iranians, there will be a price to pay “from deep inside Tehran,” i24News reports. The Iranian Mullah regime has long threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Iran building terror airport next to Israel, Defense Minister Gallant reveals
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday disclosed that Iran was building an airport in southern Lebanon a mere 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Israeli border, with the aim of using it as a launch pad for terrorist attacks against Israel.
Mossad chief vows to target Iran’s ‘highest echelon’ if Israelis, Jews hurt in terror
Mossad Director David Barnea on Sunday warned Iran’s leaders that they would pay a direct price if Israelis or Jews are harmed in what he said was an ongoing, significantly stepped-up, state-organized Iranian terror effort worldwide.

Inside the United States
Republicans ponder a replacement for the term ‘pro-life’
Republican strategists are saying it’s time to get rid of the “pro-life” moniker.
States battle over whether parents should be informed on their children’s gender choices
A battle over parental rights is brewing across the country and at the forefront is the gender choice of children while enrolled in public schools.
Over 215,000 apprehended by Border Patrol agents at southern border in August
At least 215,908 foreign nationals were apprehended or reported evading capture after illegally entering the southwest border in August, according to preliminary Border Patrol data obtained by The Center Square.
Biden Under Fire As Tearful US Remembers 9/11
U.S. President Joe Biden came under fire Monday for becoming the first American president in 22 years not to visit an attack site or be at the White House as the country remembered the 9/11 terror attacks.

Christian News
Nigeria: Islamic terrorists kill two Christians, kidnap six in Taraba state
Islamic terrorists murdered two Christians and kidnapped six others in Nigeria’s Taraba state on Sunday, as the years-long genocidal onslaught on Nigerian Christians by Muslim extremists continues unabated, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. With well over 50,000 Christians murdered since 2009, rights groups, US Open Doors, have ranked Nigeria number one in the world for Christians killed on account of their faith.
Around the World
G20 Announces Plan for Digital Currencies and Digital ID
The Group of 20 (G20), which includes the world’s leading economies, has agreed to build the infrastructure for digital currencies and digital identification, despite criticism that it will lead to more government control over people’s lives.
Iran Could Have Nuclear Weapon in Just 12 Days, Breakout Would Be Difficult to Detect: Report
Iran’s breakout time to produce enough fuel for a nuclear weapon has dropped to just 12 days, according to a new analysis of the latest reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.
G20 summit statement avoids condemning Russia for Ukraine war, calls for peace
The Group of 20 nations adopted a consensus declaration on the opening day of a summit on Saturday that avoided condemnation of Russia for the war in Ukraine but called on all states to refrain from the use of force to seize territory.
US, EU Agree on Mideast-India Rail and Shipping Corridor at G-20
The US has been quietly holding talks since January on the project with India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The plan is to link Middle Eastern countries by rail and to India through shipping lanes from ports in the region, extending on to eastern Europe.
US likely to send long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine for the first time: Officials
The Biden administration is likely to send Ukraine long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems, or ATACMS, to help in its fight to repel the Russian invasion of its territory, according to U.S. officials.
Ukraine Condemns Musk For Switching Off Satellites In War
Kyiv has condemned U.S. billionaire Elon Musk after he refused to give Ukraine access to his Starlink communications satellites over Crimea to avoid complicity in a "major act of war" against Russia.
More than 2,000 Killed In Morocco Earthquake (Developing Story)
The death toll of Morocco’s earthquake rose to more than 2,000 overnight, making it the deadliest tremor in decades.
Deadly Record Floods Submerge Hong Kong
Hong Kong authorities say at least two people have died, and 100 others were rushed to hospital as Southeast Asia’s financial hub battles flooding caused by its heaviest rains in over 140 years.
Kyiv Warns Citizens: ‘Don’t Vote In Russia’s Elections In Occupied Areas’ (Worthy News Radio)
Kyiv has warned Ukrainian citizens not to participate in local elections in Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine, calling them "a sham." With their new Russian passports in their hands, people in eastern Ukraine vote in regional and municipal elections, which the West has condemned.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Paris strips Abbas of top medal: ‘You justified the extermination of Europe’s Jews’
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has stripped Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of the French capital’s highest honor after he made remarks about the Holocaust that repeated antisemitic tropes, her office said Friday.
Archaeologists uncover longest continuous section of 2nd Temple-era aqueduct
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Monday that the longest continuous section of Jerusalem’s ancient Second Temple-era aqueduct has been unearthed in Givat Hamatos, the Jerusalem Post reports. Measuring around 300 meters (roughly 1,000 feet) in length, the section of aqueduct was discovered during excavations for land development by the Municipality of Jerusalem.

Inside the United States
California Assembly names August ‘Transgender History Month,’ becomes nation’s first official recognition
The California State Assembly has voted to officially recognize August as “Transgender History Month,” beginning in 2024. The resolution, which passed on Wednesday, makes California the first state in the United States to have a month that officially recognizes the history and contributions of transgender people.
Biden administration violated First Amendment over COVID-19 content on social media, court of appeals rules
The Biden administration "ran afoul" of the First Amendment by trying to pressure social media platforms over controversial COVID-19 content, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled Friday.

Christian News
Beaten Pakistani Christian Activist Dead At 37
Pakistani Christian human rights activist Samuel Inayat, who was in urgent need of a kidney transplant after Muslim extremists beat him, has died, his family told Worthy News on Saturday.
Nigeria Seminarian Burned To Death; Others Kidnapped
A Catholic seminarian in Nigeria was killed after the rectory where he stayed was set on fire in a kidnapping attempt by Islamist Fulani Militants, a day after another seminarian and his father were abducted, Christians confirmed Friday.
Pakistan Christian Boy ‘Tortured’ For ‘Blasphemy’; Couple Detained
A 9-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan’s Punjab province and his family have reportedly fled their home after he was “falsely accused” of blasphemy against Islam and beaten up by his teacher and fellow students.