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|Worthy News Brief - April 23, 2014|
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Worthy News Features
Islamists in Nigeria abduct Girls in Christian Town
Islamists of the insurgent Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 girls, according to Morning Star News.
Christian girls kidnapped, forced to marry Muslims in Pakistan
Every year in Pakistan, an estimated 1,000 girls and young women are kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam and then married to Muslim men, according to Barnabas Aid.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Russia said set to sell its top fighter jets to Egypt - Times of Israel
Egypt is slated to sign a deal with Russia to purchase 24 advanced MiG-35 fighter jets, Israel's Channel 2 news reported Tuesday, citing official sources in Moscow and Cairo.
'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter - AP
The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.
Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry - BBC
The US Secretary of State has warned of further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in Ukraine.
Pentagon deploying troops to thwart Russia - USA Today
The Pentagon is sending about 600 troops to Eastern Europe in response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine, Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Tuesday.
US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News
U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.
Iran Refuses to Pull Terrorist U.N. Pick - Washington Free Beacon
Iran is insisting that the United States accept its decision to appoint a former terrorist as it representative to the United Nations, which held a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to address Tehran's concerns over the matter.
Source: Abbas doesn't want peace - Ynet News
Israel has responded to the demands set forth earlier today by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas according to which he would be willing to extend peace talks if Israel would freeze settlement construction and talks would focus on delineating final border arrangements between Israel and the future-Palestinian state.
Lapid threatening to leave Netanyahu's coalition if peace talks end - Jerusalem Post
Yesh Atid will leave Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's governing coalition if negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians end and there is no diplomatic process taking place, party leader Yair Lapid said in closed conversations Tuesday.
Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque for 'Alleged' Temple - Arutz Sheva
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple.
Israel's Air Force Chief Warns of 'Sudden' War - CBN News
Israel could be in for a surprise war, Israel's air force chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel warned.
Inside the United States
'Hacking the Constitution': States Quietly Plan to Ditch Electoral College - Fox News
Nearly a dozen states have quietly signed onto a plan to effectively ditch the Electoral College and instead, award the White House to the candidate that wins the popular vote.
Study: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA 'Superbug' Found In US Homes - CBS News
An anti-biotic resistant "superbug" that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new "reservoir" location: inside U.S. homes.
Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts - Daily Caller
California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned.
U.S. Intelligence, HHS Fail to Locate Foreign Malware Inside Obamacare Networks - Washington Free Beacon
U.S. intelligence agencies and the Department of Health and Human Services investigated the software used by Obamacare computer networks but did not discover malicious code from Belarus, the HHS' top information official said on Monday.
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on College Affirmative Action - Washington Free Beacon
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a Michigan law that bans the practice in state university admissions.
'Day of Reason' to Coincide with Nat'l Day of Prayer - CBN News
Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island has declared May 1 as a "Day of Reason" in his state.
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