Prophecy News Watch - August 23, 2019

Around the World
Satellite data shows Amazon rainforest burning at record rates
Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, data from international space agencies indicate.
Iran Kicks Off ‘Massive’ War Games, Unveils Homemade Russian Missile System
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' ground forces kicked off a 'massive' set of war drills Thursday as the country unveiled its own homemade version of Russia's advanced S-300 missile defense system in yet another showing of Tehran's growing readiness for a possible war.
Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR
First it was human embryos. Now scientists are trying to develop another way to modify human DNA that can be passed on to future generations, NPR has learned.
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates
Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US officials say Israel behind bombing of Iranian militias in Iraq
Israel has recently carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian-linked military targets in Iraq, two senior US officials told the New York Times on Friday.
Palestinian Leader Abbas Declares: ‘We Shall Enter Jerusalem — Millions of Fighters!’
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas recently went on a frenzied rant in which he pledged, 'We shall enter Jerusalem — millions of fighters!' it was revealed on Wednesday.

Inside the United States
Free Speech or Forced Speech? Christian T-Shirt Printer's LGBT Case Heads to KY Supreme Court
Another big case of a Christian's free speech rights versus LGBT rights is back in the courts.
'A Blockbuster Economy': Despite 500,000 Fewer Jobs and Tariff Trouble
The economy is on everyone's mind this week as fears about a possible recession continue to capture headlines. Now, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some revised employment numbers showing 500,000 fewer jobs were created than initially reported.
DOJ: 64% of Federal Arrests in 2018 Were of Non-U.S. Citizens
Approximately 64 percent of the arrests that the federal government made in fiscal 2018 were of non-U.S. citizens, according to a report released today by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Ohio Supreme Court rejects appeal from abortion clinic trying to stay open
The Ohio Supreme Court rejected an abortion clinic's argument that it should be able to remain open without hospital admitting privileges.

Christian News
Indonesian Christians delighted with twelve new church buildings from Barnabas Fund after quake and tsunami devastation
Congregations at twelve churches devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are delighted with new multipurpose halls provided by Barnabas Fund.
In Christ, Alone: Most Believers Say They Don’t Need Others for Discipleship
Over the past decade, more believers are heeding the scriptural call to 'grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior'—but they’re often doing discipleship on their own.