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Peacekeepers or Oppressors?

  1. 19th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Recently “the UN has come under fire for failing to act after it prepared an initial 2014 report into alleged child sexual abuse committed by soldiers from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea…” (Deutsche Welle, June 3, 2015).

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Brutal Actions by ISIS

  1. 17th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Brutal Actions by ISIS: A United Nations envoy on sexual violence recently stated that “Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets ‘for as little as a pack of cigarettes’” (The Guardian, June 8, 2015).

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War Between China and America?

  1. 15th June 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

War between China and America? A recent London newspaper declared, “US-China war ‘inevitable’ unless Washington drops demands over South China Sea” (The Telegraph, May 26, 2015). China’s Communist Party has stated, “If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea” (ibid.).

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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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