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Legislating evolution in schools.

  1. 02nd February 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In 2005 a U.S. federal court struck down a motion to teach “intelligent design” along with the federally mandated topic of evolution.  Since then, scientists and educators have developed evolution-based curricula to counter the growing movement questioning the validity of evolutionary theory (Education Week, November 16, 2010).  In 2008, the Council of Europe “...

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Spreading Arab protests.

  1. 31st January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The “Tunisian wind” that toppled an authoritarian regime in Tunisia is spawning similar protests across the Arab world.

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Water everywhere!

  1. 28th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The record rains that flooded huge parts of Australia’s northeast state of Queensland are now moving across the southeast state of Victoria toward the sea.  The flood waters have created an “inland sea” some 55 miles long and 24 miles wide that has closed coal mines and swamped large areas of valuable agricultural land—in what has become “the nation’s most...

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EU—an instrument of peace?

  1. 26th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Sensing a growing suspicion of Brussels, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has defended the European Union as the “fatherland of peace” (euobserver.com, January 17, 2011). Mr. Van Rompuy told university students in Poland, “The union’s force of attraction accelerated the collapse of Communism and the end of the Cold War… [and that] Europe is the best...

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Arab world erupts!

  1. 24th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The popular uprising in Tunisia—sparked by the flaming suicide of an educated but frustrated young man—that brought down a corrupt and oppressive autocratic regime “may have repercussions far beyond the tiny North African state” (stratfor.com, January 14, 2011). Within days, similar protests and riots broke out in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Mauritania (...

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Dangerous modern myths.

  1. 21st January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Every age has had its mistaken ideas.  Dr. David Aikman, journalist and historian, describes five myths (popular but false ideas, fables, lies) that are damaging western societies!

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Syria and Hizballah reach aerial supremacy over Israel.

  1. 19th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Thanks to the introduction of missile guidance systems from Iran, Hizballah’s 1,500 missiles can now hit specific targets in Israel.  Israeli defense experts state, “The enemy has achieved aerial supremacy without even having aircraft… Iran’s fully-guided Fateh-110 rocket would enable Hizballah and Syria to strike critical Israeli facilities with dozens… of...

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Coptic church bombed in Egypt.

  1. 17th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a bomb blast outside the Coptic Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria, Egypt killed 21 people and injured 80. Some suggest a car bomb, while Egyptian officials believe it was a suicide attack perpetrated by Al Qaeda forces from outside the country. Egypt is currently looking for a successor for the current president Hosni Mubarak...

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Court rulings vs. common sense.

  1. 14th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“An Austrian court has recently fined a citizen for yodeling while mowing his lawn, according to a report in The Kronen Zeitung newspaper. The citizen, 63-year-old Helmut G., was told by the court that his yodeling offended his next-door Muslim neighbors, who accused him of trying to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin [person who calls Muslims to prayer].”

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New moves by Iran.

  1. 12th January 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last month, Iran’s Foreign Minister was dismissed and replaced by the head of its nuclear operations. At the same time, Iranian armed forces concluded a covert “war games” exercise on the Iraqi border. Such demonstrations of force receive broad press coverage and are not kept secret. Analysts suggest these moves are aimed at sending a message to Washington that...

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