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|Worthy News Brief - June 3, 2014|
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Police Probe "Incendiary" Church Sign
A Baptist church in the UK was recently investigated by police after displaying a sign suggesting that unbeleivers would "burn in hell," according to the Mail Online.
N. Korea Sentences Missionary to Life (Video)
Kim Jung Wook, a South Korean Baptist missionary, has been given a life sentence at a hard labor camp in North Korea for allegedly spying for South Korea and trying to establish underground churches.
Terror Threat Against Christians in Uganda
The U.S. State Department issued a warning in Uganda of possible attacks. The warning indicates that "churches" face "specific" threats from al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist organization. The warning comes from the rise of peacekeeping troops arriving in Somalia.
Boko Haram Kill Nine in Northeast Nigerian Church Attack
Gunmen opened fire on a church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people as worshippers fled into the bush, police and a witness said on Monday.
Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death Might Not Be Freed (Video)
Yesterday, Sudanese officials told the media that a 27-year-old woman imprisoned and sentenced to death for being a Christian would be set free within a number of days, but now it seems that might not be the case.
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Iran Claims Development of Air Defense System More Advanced than Russian S-300
The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami announced on Saturday that his country has built a top secret air-defense system, which is more advanced than the Russian S-300.
UN Investigation of Iranian Nuclear Program May Slow Talks
The head of the UN nuclear agency suggested Monday that a probe of suspected atomic arms work by Iran may stretch into next year — which would push Tehran's overall nuclear agreement with world powers long past the July 20 target date.
French Jihadist With Syria Ties Arrested Over Deadly Attack on Jewish Museum (Video)
A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria is now in custody over his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of three people at Brussels' Jewish Museum, officials said, raising fears that European radicals will parlay their experiences in Syria into terrorism back home.
Bennett: PA Government Made Up of 'Terrorists in Suits'
The swearing in of a new Palestinian unity government on Monday elicited strong reactions from Israeli leaders, with right-wing cabinet ministers condemning the alliance of "terrorists in suits," and centrists urging a more cautious approach.
Israeli ambassador rebukes US for backing PA unity
In tough language rare for an Israeli diplomat in Washington, Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer said Tuesday that Israel was "deeply disappointed" in the State Department's decision to continue dealing with the Palestinian Authority now that it has Hamas support.
West Will Continue to Fund Fatah-Hamas Government (Video)
The West is prepared to work with a new Palestinian government, US and European Union officials said Monday, despite Israeli concerns it gives power and influence to the radical Hamas movement.
Cabinet Votes on 'Terrorist Bill'
Prior to a vote on the so-called terrorist bill at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett called on cabinet ministers to support the bill, which would legally prevent certain terrorists from being pardoned.
Inside the United States
Bakery Will Stop Making Wedding Cakes After Losing Discrimination Appeal (Video)
Jack Phillips, an owner of a bakery in Colorado, said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that he discriminated against a "gay couple" when he refused to sell them a cake.
Pentagon knew Bergdahl's whereabouts but didn't risk rescue for 'deserter' (Video)
The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times -- down to how many gunmen were guarding him -- but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn't want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a "deserter," sources familiar with the mission plans said.
Obama Proclaims June as LGBT Month
The White House issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama calling on Americans to celebrate the 'great diversity of the American people' declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
Republicans Demand Hearings Over Release of 'Taliban Dream Team'
Leading lawmakers on Monday called for an immediate investigation into the Obama administration's controversial decision to release from prison five top Taliban leaders in exchange for an American prisoner.
Most Americans Say Same-Sex Couples Have Right to Adopt
A clear majority of Americans (63%) say same-sex couples should have the legal right to adopt a child, the most to say so since Gallup began tracking opinions on the matter more than 20 years ago. This is higher than Americans' support for same-sex marriage (55%).
Obama Administration Unveils New Environmental Regulations (Video)
The Obama administration took aim at the coal industry on Monday by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030 — despite claims the regulation will cost nearly a quarter-million jobs a year and force plants across the country to close. The controversial […]
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