In the News – 22nd August 2016

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Turkish wedding attack: Suicide bomber was 12–14 years old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says

August 22, 2016

A suicide bomber aged as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group.

ABC News Australia

Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Gaziantep

August 21, 2016

A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more, the authorities say. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State (IS) was likely to have carried it out amid reports of a suicide bomber targeting the party. The attack, in an area popular with university students, could be heard across the city.

BBC

Trial of Christian pastors begins in Khartoum

August 21, 2016

Trial of four Christian pastors including a Czech missionary accused of espionage, waging war against the state and inciting hatred against religious congregations has begun in Khartoum Sunday amid strict security measures.

Sudan Tribune

N. Korea threatens pre-emptive nuke strike over Seoul’s military drill

August 21, 2016

North Korea Monday threatened to mount a “preemptive nuclear strike” on South Korea and the United States as the allies kicked off their annual military exercise aimed at countering Pyongyang’s potential aggression.

The Korea Times

Hezbollah Threatens to Invade Israel, Destroy Jewish State

August 21, 2016

A top Hezbollah leader this month said that the Lebanese terrorist militia is now capable of not only firing missiles at Israel, but can also launch a ground invasion of the Jewish state. “Israel is closer than ever before to its demise,” Lebanese cleric Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, said in an interview with Mayadeen TV.

Israel Today

Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

August 21, 2016

President Obama is readying one final push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade agreement ever, between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. And though the odds may be long, a presidency defined by partisan stalemate may yet secure one last legacy — only because of Mr. Obama’s delicate alliance with the Republicans who control Congress.

The New York Times

China builds first overseas military outpost

August 21, 2016

It was February this year when camel drivers first spotted the Chinese troops staking out a patch of coastal scrub land about 8 miles from the largest U.S. military base in Africa. Chinese navy ships had visited this tiny East African nation before. They sometimes picked up supplies in the old French port, farther down the arid coast, during anti-piracy patrols off Somalia.

Fox News

Louisiana flood: Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross says

August 21, 2016

The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said. “Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now,” said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’ vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.

CNN

China building cruise missiles powered by killer artificial intelligence

August 19, 2016

Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles will use artificial intelligence (AI) to guide themselves in flight and potentially even choose new targets. Wang Changqing, director of the General Design Department of the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, told China Daily that his country was leading the world in the development of AI weapons.

The Sun

Should Christians Support Using Animal and Human Cells Together to Advance Science?

August 17, 2016

One hundred and twenty years ago, H.G. Wells wrote a novel, “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” about what happens when a scientist, in a mad pursuit for knowledge, creates human-animal hybrids. In a word — what happens is chaos. Wells called the book “an exercise in youthful blasphemy.” He may have said the same about the National Institutes of Health today.

Christian Headlines

‘No Scientific Basis’ for Children to Think They Are Transgender, Born in Wrong Body, Pediatricians Say

August 16, 2016

There is “no scientific basis” for transgender individuals to believe that they are trapped in the wrong body, the American College of Pediatricians argued in a recently released report addressing gender dysphoria in children.

Christian Post

-FROM: KHouse.Org

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