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|Worthy News Brief - May 21, 2014|
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Worthy News Features
Iranian Commander: Islamic Revolution Must Be Global
The "Islamic revolution is not confined to Iran's borders" and the "Satanic crimes" perpetrated the United States and Israel must be confronted, stated Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander (IRGC) Mohammed Jafari in a press conference monitored by Worthy News.
Pakistan's Blasphemy Double Standard
Nazir Bhatti, President of the Pakistan Christian Congress, said his country has a double standard when it comes to enforcing its own blasphemy laws.
Myanmar May Pass Law Against Mixed Marriages
Nearly 100 multi-ethnic groups in Myanmar have rejected a proposal by Buddhist extremists to restrict interfaith marriage and other religious rights and freedoms, according to AsiaNews.
Persian Film Depicts Nuclear War with Israel
A Persian-language animated film shows an Iranian reprisal for a failed Israeli nuclear attack on Iran, and depicts the destruction of Israel by Islamic military forces.
North Korea Blames Missionaries for Trafficking, Terrorism
North Korea has tried to deflect international criticism away from itself by accusing Christian missionaries of human trafficking and even terrorism in the DPRK, according to the Christian Post.
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Around the World
Russian Prime Minister: We Are 'Approaching a Second Cold War' - Weekly Standard
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev says that "we are slowly but surely approaching a second cold war." He also said that U.S. President Barack Obama could be "more tactful politically" and that he's disappointed in some of the decisions Obama has made.
UN climate change expert reveals bias in global warming report - Fox News
Three of the four installments of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which claims to show the state of the global climate system under stress, are now available.
Beating of American Pastor in Iran Linked to Nuke Talks - Washington Free Beacon
The recent beating and re-incarceration of a hospitalized American pastor in Iran was motivated by the Iranian nuclear talks, Iranian authorities reportedly told the pastor's family members.
Pastor Saeed Forcibly Returned to Prison after Beating - CBN News
Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor who has been imprisoned for his faith, was severely beaten at an Iranian hospital, forcibly removed, and returned to the brutal Rajai Shahr prison.
Rules show Benghazi committee intends to break new ground - Washington Examiner
House Republicans on the Benghazi select committee aren't waiting for Democrats to make up their mind about joining, moving quickly to exercise the panel's expanded powers to review evidence.
North Korea May Be On The Verge Of Developing A Nuclear Missile Capable Of Hitting Japan - Reuters
North Korea, which this month threatened to carry out a fourth nuclear test, may be closer than previously thought to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile, some experts say, making a mockery of years of U.N. sanctions aimed at curbing such a program.
Russia conducts test-launch of ballistic missile - AFP
Russia today carried out a successful test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, news agencies reported citing the defence ministry, amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.
Rouhani: Nuclear talks will lead to agreement 'despite difficulties' - Ynet News
Talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program will lead to an agreement "despite the difficulties", because it is in everyone's interest, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday.
Mashaal on unity: Hamas made concessions to Fatah, won't compromise on Israel - Jerusalem Post
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said on Tuesday the Islamist group was close to mending rifts with rival President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization, but vowed resistance against Israel will continue.
Washington urges probe into Nakba Day killings - Times of Israel
The US called on Israel Tuesday to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the deaths of two Palestinian teenagers shot during clashes with the IDF in the West Bank last Thursday, after video emerged apparently showing them unarmed during the incident.
Israel Unveils New Vehicle-Mounted Mortar - Algemeiner
Israel's Elbit Systems said it will exhibit the Soltam Spear, its latest autonomous Recoil Mortar System for lightweight 4x4 combat vehicles, at the third International Fire Conference, in Zichron Ya'akov, Israeli business daily Globes reported on Monday.
Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation' - Arutz Sheva
Palestinian Authority (PA) and Arab Christian sources are already celebrating Pope Francis's visit to Israel starting next Sunday, saying his choice to begin the trip directly in PA-held Bethlehem is meant to "recognize Palestine" and "oppose the occupation."
Inside the United States
Congress Targets Russian 'Satan' Missile - Daily Beast
Earlier this month, the Russians announced they would discontinue the sale of rocket engines to the United States if those engines could be used for military purposes.
Houston Heats Up over Proposed Gay Ordinance - CBN News
A racially diverse coalition of Houston churches is hoping to defeat a proposed ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Darrell Issa subpoenas Justice Department on IRS targeting - Washington Examiner
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has subpoenaed the Justice Department after he did not get answers from a DOJ official during a recent closed-door interview that is part of the panel's investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Establish this: Tea party sinks in GOP primaries - WND
In a big day for primary elections around the country Tuesday, tea-party candidates failed in their efforts to unseat establishment Republicans, who handily secured GOP nominations for U.S. Senate.
Obama briefed on VA problems as far back as 2005 - WND
Documentation and testimony reviewed by WND reveals that as far back as 2005, Barack Obama, as a U.S. senator, was briefed on dangerously long wait times for returning veterans to receive health treatment.
Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned by judge - Fox News
Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday.
Federal 'Biosurveillance' Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans' Private Medical Records - CNS News
The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national "biosurveillance" system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans' private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom.
10,996,447: Disability Beneficiaries Hit New Record - CNS News
The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States rose from 10,981,423 in March to 10,996,447 in April, setting a new all-time record, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
WH 'picking up the pace' on executive actions - The Hill
The White House will be "picking up the pace on executive actions," as Congress focuses its efforts on the newly formed select committee investigating Benghazi, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer declared Tuesday.
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