Worthy News Archive

U.S. President Trump Nominates Judge Barrett to Supreme Court 

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated  Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court in a move expected to be opposed by Democrats.

Prosecutor reviewing Mueller investigation also looking into FBI handling of Clinton Foundation allegations

The prosecutor appointed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to review the Mueller Russia investigation is also looking into how the FBI dealt with allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, the Hill reported Thursday. US Attorney John Durham reportedly requested documents and interviews related to the Bureau’s investigation of the non-profit led by former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, sources told the New York Times.

Two BLM founders say they invoke spirits of the dead

A video now in circulation shows two founders of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement discussing how they call on “spirits” of the dead and of their ancestors, to honor and them and to invoke their help, CNS News reported Tuesday. The discussion took place between BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and BLM-Los Angeles chapter co-founder Melina Abdullah on June 13.

Chinese textbook changes Bible account to say Jesus is a sinner

A Chinese textbook has changed the ending in the Biblical account of Jesus saving the woman caught in adultery by writing that Jesus kills the woman after telling her that He is also a sinner, Christian Headlines reports.

Two Injured, Several Arrested in Paris Terrorist Attack

Two people were stabbed and seriously injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Paris outside the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, French authorities said Friday.

Absentee ballots found in a ditch in Wisconsin

Three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, were found in a ditch in Greenville, Wisconsin Tuesday morning, the Washington Examiner reports. Police officers from the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office found the trays near Appleton International Airport and took the mail to the post office. Wisconsin is a critical battleground state in the 2020 presidential election.

Demonstrators protest Grand Jury failure to indict officers for fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the USA Wednesday night to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor on March 13 this year.

EU Condemns Belarus President’s Inauguration Amid Violence

The European Union said Thursday it doesn’t recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the President of Belarus after being sworn in for a sixth term during a secret ceremony.

New report says positive studies on hydroxychloroquine as effective coronavirus treatment were impugned or ignored in efforts to discredit Trump

In an article published Tuesday, the WND news outlet reports that the COVID-19 death rate in the US is higher than in many other countries because opponents of President Trump have presented hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug publicly endorsed by the president in March, as harmful and ineffective in treating coronavirus. WND bases its report on a white paper published by the Economic Standard (ES) called: "Hydroxychloroquine and the Burden of Proof: An Urgent Call to Depoliticize Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic."

US hopes to agree sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to UAE by December 2020

Reuters has learned that the US and the United Arab Emirates hope to have a letter of agreement on the sale of American of F-35 stealth fighter jets to the Arab state in time for UAE National Day on December 2. A close ally of America, the UAE has long been interested in purchasing the jets and was promised it would be able to do so upon normalizing relations with Israel.

Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues unchecked

According to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari “has done virtually nothing to address” the killings and kidnappings of Christians in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani herdsmen. Therefore, the murderous persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues unchecked. In one attack this month, a pastor and two church members were killed and two were kidnapped. Then, days later, a church elder was shot in the stomach while his teenage twin daughters were kidnapped, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Appeal Hearing Of Pakistani Couple Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian couple was to face a court Thursday after spending six years in prison waiting for an appeal against their death sentence for "blasphemy", trial observers said.

Official Condemns Indonesia's Ban on Bible App

A senior Indonesian expert has condemned authorities for removing a mobile phone application that enabled an Indonesian ethnic group to read the Bible in their language.

Eritrea Releases 69 Christian Prisoners After Years In Jail

Eritrea released at least 69 Christian prisoners this month, including many detained in horrific circumstances for their faith “for up to 16 years without trial,” aid workers told Worthy News.

Trump administration awards $100 million to fight human trafficking

The Trump administration announced Monday that it is awarding over $100 million in grants to help task forces engaged in the fight against human trafficking, PBS reports. The award follows $35 million granted by the Justice Department in August for organizations that provide safe housing for victims of human trafficking.

US to deploy small number of additional troops to Syria

The US is sending around 100 extra troops to Syria to protect against increasing Russian aggression and signs of renewed activity from ISIS in the region, the New York Times (NYT) reported Friday. The newly deployed soldiers will be added to a contingent of some 500 American troops in Syria. Additional military hardware will also be sent and there will be more fighter jet patrols.

Survey finds two-thirds of US young adults do not know six million Jews were killed in Holocaust

A survey published last week has found that almost two-thirds of young adults in the US do not know that six million Jews were murdered by German Nazis during the Holocaust, Christian Headlines reported Monday. Commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the poll surveyed Millennials and Gen Z adults ages 18-39 and involved 1,000 interviews nationwide and 200 interviews in each state.

Christian watchdog says abduction of Coptic Christian women and girls in Egypt is a “bane”

A Christian watchdog group has published a report describing the widespread trafficking and abduction of Coptic Christian women and girls in Egypt as a “bane”, CBN News reports. Coptic Solidarity released its report "Jihad of the Womb: Trafficking of Coptic Women & Girls in Egypt" last Thursday. The report will be submitted to United Nations agencies and the US Office for Trafficking in Persons.

'Russian President's Friend Laundering Millions Through Bank'

Leaked documents suggest that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest friends used a prominent British bank to launder millions of dollars and evade Western sanctions. Separately the company of U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly benefited from laundered money, but officials denied those charges.

Bulgaria Jails Two Men Over Bus Bombing Killing Israeli Tourists

A Bulgarian court sentenced two Islamic militants to life imprisonment without parole over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver in an attack blamed on Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah.