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Outbreaks of Epidemic Diseases

  1. 12th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Outbreaks of Epidemic Diseases: “Hong Kong issued a ‘red alert’ advisory on Tuesday against non-essential travel to South Korea, where eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported, bringing the total to 95 with seven fatalities... South Korea has the second highest number of infections, after Saudi Arabia, according to data from the...

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The Future of Germany and Israel

  1. 10th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Jerusalem Sunday, in a trip that highlighted Germany’s dilemma of a great affinity for Israel amid growing unease with Israeli government policy” (Deutsche Welle, June 1, 2015).

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China Cruise Ship Capsized by Freak Tornado

  1. 08th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Rescuers searched on Tuesday for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists [ages 50-80], missing after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River in what may become China’s worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years.

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India's Deadly Heat Wave

  1. 05th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A severe heat wave in India has killed over 2,300 in the past week as temperatures have climbed above 47 Celsius (116 Fahrenheit) (CNN, June 2, 2015). “Authorities have cancelled doctors’ leave and advised people not to head outside in the middle of the day to avoid the worst of the heat. However for many Indians, staying indoors is not an option. ‘I get...

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Record-Setting Flooding in Southern USA

  1. 03rd June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far… Parts of Texas saw up to 10 inches (25cm) of rain over a 24-hour period, with more predicted across the region into next week. An official declared it the ‘largest flood in the history of this region’” (BBC, May 25, 2015).

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Where Will Islamic Strife Lead?

  1. 01st June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promised on Sunday to punish those responsible for the recent suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in the country’s east—a rare occurrence in the kingdom. Salman decried the ‘heinous terrorist attack’ that runs counter to Islamic and human values” (Deutsche Welle, May 24, 2015).

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"Britain Resigns as a World Power"

  1. 29th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Britain Resigns as a World Power” was the sobering title of a recent article in the Washington Post (May 21, 2015). Author Fareed Zakaria observed, “After an extraordinary 300-year run, Britain has essentially resigned as a global power” (ibid.). “Over the next few years, Britain’s army will shrink to about 80,000.

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General Persecuted for Belief in God

  1. 27th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying. In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen.

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Brits No Longer Look to God

  1. 25th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The extent of decline of religious faith is exposed in new research suggesting that British people no longer turn to God even in the face of death” (The Telegraph, May 18, 2015). “The findings emerge from research carried out by ‘Dying Matters,’ a coalition of 16,000 hospices, charities, care homes and others working with people facing their end of life. (ibid...

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Luxembourg Sets an Example?

  1. 22nd May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel put himself in the history books on Friday (15 May) by becoming the first EU government leader to marry someone of the same sex The marriage…symbolises how legal rights for gay citizens of the EU have advanced in the past years” (EU Observer, May 18, 2015). “‘Luxembourg can set an example,’ Bettel noted on his wedding day...

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