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|Worthy News Brief - July 28, 2014|
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Worthy News Features
Hindi Nationalists Attack Church of the Nazarene
A mob of Hindu nationalists attacked the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene at Sehkari Nagar in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on July 16, according to AsiaNews.
Noted Convert in Egypt Imprisoned Again
An Egyptian convert to Christianity recently released to appeal his disputed conviction for "inciting sectarian violence" was imprisoned again on charges of "defaming Islam," according to Morning Star News.
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Around the World
River Turns Bloody Red in China
Last Thursday, a river in China mysteriously turned a blood red color. China's environmental protection bureau has yet found the cause of the incident, but suspicions are the 'blood red' color was a result of illegal dumping.
UN: South Sudan's Food Crisis 'Worst in the World'
The United Nations called South Sudan's food crisis the 'worst in the world' and urged donor nations who pledged $618 million to make good on their promise.
Foreign Policy Conundrum: Qatar Purchased Billions of U.S. Arms â€” and Supports Hamas
Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with out-sized geopolitical ambitions -- and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook -- might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S., Business Insider reported.
U.S. Releases Images Showing Russian Military Firing into Ukraine
The United States released a series of satellite images Sunday that appear to support its claims that Russian forces have fired across the border into Ukraine to support rebels there, suggesting a new level of direct Russian involvement in the conflict, USA Today reported.
'Islamic State' Overruns Syrian Base and Beheaded Syrian Soldiers
The Islamic State have released images of captured soldiers being beheaded following a battle for a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
Full Coverage: Operation Protective Edge Enters 21st DAy
After U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed in bringing a ceasefire to the region, U.S. President Barack Obama called and urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu to agree to a ceasefire late Sunday night as Operation Protective Edge enters its 21st day. Since the beginning of the operation, 2,538 rockets have been fired into Israel. The death toll in Gaza move above 1,000, while the Israel Defense Forces have lost 43 soldiers.
Israel Stops Huge Terrorist Attack Planned for Rosh HaShannah
Hundreds of Hamas terrorists planned to invade Israel through its tunnels on Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on September 24, however the terrorist attack was stopped as Hamas' tunnel infrastructure was discovered by Israel Defense forces.
Inside the United States
Religious Freedom Forfeit in Obama's LGBT Exec Order
President Barack Obama's latest executive order bars employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among businesses that have federal contracts, according to The Christian Post.
IRS Promises Atheists It Will Intrude on Churches
The Alliance Defending Freedom has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Internal Revenue Service for any documents about the IRS having adopted new protocols and procedures for investigating churches.
Obama Prepares 'Executive Amnesty' To Millions of Illegal Immigrants
When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences, Time reported.
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