News and Prophecy

Sexual Purity and Marriage Success

  1. 29th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Recent research proves that couples with no sexual partners in their lifetimes other than their spouse have far lower rates of divorce than those with even one additional sexual partner (Catholic World News, February 13, 2017). For women with a history of just one sexual partner other than their husband, the marriage success rate drops from 95 percent in the...

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Severe Flooding in Peru

  1. 27th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Highly unusual rains have followed a series of storms along Peru’s northern coast after a period of severe drought… The rains have caused many rivers in Peru to overflow and triggered mudslides on the steep Andean hillsides” (Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2017). To date, over 70 Peruvians have lost their lives and nearly 100,000 have lost everything! Over 600,000...

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Israel and Russia Clash

  1. 24th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last Friday, Israeli jets bombed a Syrian military facility near Palmyra, where Russian troops and equipment are based, in response to what Israel views as a growing threat on its northern border with Syria, in the Golan (DEBKAfile, March 18, 2017). The attack also allowed Israel to debut a new missile defense system (ibid.).

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Fate of the World's Children

  1. 22nd March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The number of children maimed, killed or recruited to fight in the Syria conflict has increased dramatically over the past year, with children as young as seven forced to act as frontline fighters, prison guards, suicide bombers and executioners,” according to a UNICEF report (The Guardia

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Massive Starvation in Africa

  1. 20th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year” (BBC, March 11, 2017). The crisis has been called the “largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations” (...

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South China Sea Heats Up!

  1. 17th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

As China persists in its claim of islands in the South China Sea, “Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May… in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two” (Reuters, March 14, 2017). “‘The aim is to test the capability of the [carrier] Izumo by sending it out on an...

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Bird Flu Global Outbreaks

  1. 15th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

An article in Deutsche Welle warns, “More than half a million poultry in Germany have been killed since the latest outbreak of highly contagious bird flu… Nearly 40 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa have reported outbreaks of various strains of avian flu in poultry or wild birds since November, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Sweden Reinstitutes Military Draft

  1. 13th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Recently, Sweden “reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden” (Time, March 2, 2017). A major reason for this move was the ominous threat to the Baltic nations from Russia and its increasingly aggressive activity across Europe (ibid...

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France and the Future of Europe

  1. 10th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The Economist reports, “This year’s [French] presidential election, the most exciting in living memory, promises an upheaval” (March 4, 2017).

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Benefits of Marriage

  1. 08th March 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent study published by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University indicates that married people experience lower stress levels (on average) than those not yet married or previously married (Time, February 16, 2017). Basing their conclusions on lower cortisol levels among married couples, researchers hypothesize that the lower cortisol levels may lead not...

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