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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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6.3 Earthquake Hits Croatia Leaving Widespread Damage & Multiple Dead

Strong earthquake in Croatia destroys buildings and kills at least 7 Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing scores of area residents

Protesters In Guatemala Break into Congress Building, Set Fire

Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building in a protest demanding the resignation of President Giammattei.

Hurricane Eta Wreaks ‘Shocking’ Central America Devastation, Death Toll Surges

The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday

Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Warn China to Stay Out of Their Waters

The gov'ts of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, & Peru issued a joint statement warned Chinese ships to stop fishing illegally within their territory

UK Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’ Following Deadly Attacks in Europe

The threat level of severe means an attack is considered highly likely. It is the country’s second-highest level.

Turkish Lira Plunging Amid Arab World’s Boycott on Erdogan’s Economy

Turkish Lira faces dangerous depreciation in value in the wake of Arab boycott; Erdogan’s controversial military activity also plays role

US Threatens to Destroy Iranian Missiles Shipped to Venezuela

Senior admin. official: US warns it will destroy potential Iranian long-range missile shipments delivered to the Maduro regime in Venezuela

China Warns Americans Could be Arrested over DOJ Prosecution of Chinese Scholars: Report

China officials warn US counterparts they may detain US nationals in response to DOJ prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars

France Opens Terror Probe After Teacher Beheaded in Paris Suburb

A man armed with a knife beheaded a school teacher in front of his school in Paris in an attack that was being treated as terrorism

Dozens Stage Attack on Police Station in Paris Suburb

About 40 people armed with metal bars and using fireworks as projectiles tried to storm a police station in the Paris suburbs Saturday night

Violent Floods In Italy, France Sweep Dead Bodies From Cemeteries To Shores Of Mediterranean

Severe flooding in Italy and France have left 12 dead so far, but rescuers are also finding corpses long dead that washed down to shore.

French Prosecutors Treating Machete Attack Near Former Charlie Hebdo Offices as Terrorism

French prosecutors are investigating a machete attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo as terrorism, according to reports.

Dozens Killed in Bloodiest Afghanistan Clashes Since Peace Talks Began

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed & dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan.

Huge Blaze at Beirut Port Alarms Residents a Month after Massive Blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut Port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a massive blast devastated...

102 Wildfires Rage in the West: ‘It Looks Like the Apocalypse Right Now’

+50% of the fires are across California, Oregon & Washington; Estimated 4.4 Million acres have burned due to the wildfires across 12 states

Hundreds of Hong Kong Protesters Arrested After Gov’t Delays Elections for One Year

Hong Kong police have arrested hundreds of people at anti-government protests over the decision to postpone elections.

Police Dodge Firebombs as Portland Protesters Mark 100 Straight Days

Portland erupted in a new round of violence Saturday night as rioters engaged in a street battle with police, throwing firebombs at officers.

Hal Lindsey: As the Day Approaches

An atmosphere of desperation has made the world ripe for the Antichrist’s plucking. The signs go on and on and on.

Lawlessness: Chicago BLM Organizer Defends Looting: ‘That Is Reparations’

A Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer defended widespread looting in the Windy City over the weekend, calling it “reparation.”

Lebanese Prime Minister Announces Resignation of Government

Lebanon’s prime minister announces he and the entire cabinet were stepping down in wake of the Beirut explosion that triggered public fury, mass protests.

Lawlessness: Nearly 18,000 California Inmates Could be Released Early Due to COVID

National Association of Police: "more violent offenders on the street plus reduced law enforcement equals death and destruction in our communities."

Pair of Explosions that Shook Beirut, Lebanon Tied to Hezbollah Weapon Production

2 explosions erupted in Beirut on Tuesday evening; Early reports suggested a fireworks warehouse, though newly surfaced information reveals otherwise

Homicides Skyrocket in Dozens of Nation’s Largest Cities, Analysis Finds

In total, 36 of 50 of America’s largest cities examined saw a double-digit rise in homicide rates, with Austin and Chicago’s homicide rates increasing +50%.

Islamic State Storm Afghan Jail, Freeing Hundreds of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor's spokesman said on Monday.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

US Officials Raid Chinese Consulate in Houston Believed to be Spy Hub

US officials pried open the doors of the Chinese consulate in Houston Friday, taking over the building shortly after Chinese officials vacated the facility.

Iran Condemns US After Warplane Fly-by Panics Iranian Airliner Passengers

Iran said a US fighter jet "harassed" a civilian airliner in an act of terrorism, dismissing US account that the jet was conducting a visual inspection

China Harboring Military-Linked Biologist Fugitive at San Francisco Consulate, FBI Says

FBI: Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring biology researcher who falsely denied connections to Chinese military to obtain visa, gain access to US

Christians Around Globe Forced To Choose Between Abandoning God Or Being Refused Aid

Persecution watchdog says it is “inundated” with reports of Christians worldwide who are asked to renounce their faith in exchange for emergency COVID aid.

China Threatens Retaliation After US Serves Eviction Notice to Chinese Consulate in Houston

China condemns what it called an “unprecedented escalation" by the US & threatened to retaliate after it was ordered to close Chinese consulate in Houston.

Fire Engulfs Factory in Iran’s 2nd Industrial Incident Within Hours

Footage of a large factory fire in Iran was being widely shared on social media Sunday, just hours after an explosion was reported at a power station.

Large Fires Break Out at Iranian Shipyard & Aluminum Factory

Large fire brakes out at Iranian shipyard in the port city of Bushehr in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, reportedly spreading to seven ships within the yard

Gas Plant Latest to be Hit as Explosions Continue Throughout Iran

An explosion was reported at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in eastern Iran on Monday, according to Iranian media.

Fire Breaks Out at Petrochemical Facility in Southwest Iran

A fire broke out at a facility belonging to a Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Another Set of Explosions Shakes Tehran, Leads to Power Outages

Several explosions occurred in Iran’s capital city of Tehran leading to multiple power outages; There are at least 2 military-related facilities in the area

At Least 17 Dead in Explosion in Medical Center in Tehran

A loud explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening causing thick clouds of smoke to fill the skies, Iranian News Agency ISNA reported.

Large Blast in Iran came from Suspected Missile Site, Satellite Images Show

An explosion rattled Iran’s capital that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system & missile production sites, satellite photographs showed.

Satellite Imagery Shows China Building Up Military Presence in Galwan Valley Days After Deadly Clash with India

satellite imagery from disputed border area of the Himalayas between China and India shows evidence China has been building up its military presence.

Illegal London Street Party Turns Violent, Rioters Smash Police Cars; At Least 22 Cops Injured

Illegal London street party turned into a violent anti-police riot when officers tried to shut it down; Scotland Yard says at least 22 officers were injured

The Iranian Rial Falls to Lowest Value Ever, Largely Due to US Sanctions and COVID-19

The rial reaches an all-time low amid ongoing US sanctions and the effects of COVID-19; The rial has depreciated in value a reported 600% since 2015.

Reports: Biggest Clash Between China, India in over 50 Years Leaves at Least 50 Casualties

Indian news sources reported as many as 50 PLA fighters died in an hours-long brawl between the two countries’ border soldiers on Monday.

Poll: 79% of Truckers Say They Won’t Deliver to Cities with Defunded Police Departments

A majority of truckers are vowing to halt deliveries to cities that defund or disband their police departments, according to a recent poll.

Dr. Robert Jeffress Addresses ‘Only Cure’ to Racism & Lawlessness

Pastor Robert Jeffress addressed the “only cure” to racism and lawlessness Sunday in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests and riots that have followed.

Hail Punches Holes in Siding of Homes as Calgary Sees ‘Catastrophic Damage’ from Severe Thunderstorms

Severe weather blasted through the Calgary metro area, dumping tennis ball-sized hail that punctured the siding of homes and unleashed flash flooding.

Franklin Graham: ‘Irresponsible Progressives’ Are Destroying Their Cities

Franklin Graham has called on Americans to reject politicians who support anarchy and to vote in those who will guarantee law and order.

Seattle Police Urged to Move in, Retake Downtown District Seized By Brazen, Anti-Cop Anarchists

Hundreds of protesters stormed Seattle's City Hall to demand the mayor's resignation, just days after seizing a six-block downtown zone.

Deadly flooding in China forces Hundreds of thousands into Shelters

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes in south and central China after major flooding caused destruction throughout the region.

Lawlessness: Minneapolis City Council Plans to ‘Disband’ Police Department

Nine Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to dismantle the city's police department following the controversy over George Floyd death.

Tom Hughes: The Problem is Sin, Not Skin; The Solution is Grace, Not Race

The problem is sin, not skin, the answer is grace, not race. Jesus died for anyone that would say yes to Him. Our nation and world are divided and need God.

MSNBC Claims Violent Rioters No Worse Than Pro-Life Conservatives Protesting Lockdown

MSNBC claims no difference between peaceful anti-lockdown protesters in Michigan and violent protesters in Minnesota who are looting and committing arson.

Jihadists Launch Deadly Attack on Refugee Camp in Niger, UN Says

Jihadists carried out a coordinated attack on a camp housing thousands of Malian refugees in western Niger, killing three civilians, abducting a guard and...

Pompeo Officially Declares Hong Kong ‘No Longer Autonomous,’ Slams China Intervention

Pompeo: “Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest in a series of actions that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms"

Western Australia Battered By ‘Once-In-A-Decade’ Storm

Australia has been hit by the biggest storm in a decade, leaving around 50,000 homes and businesses without power. Conditions expected to worsen overnight.

German Police Confronted by 200 No-Go Zone Residents While Making Arrest

A mob 200 people attempted to interfere with German police in the Marxloh no-go zone of the city of Duisburg as they were trying to arrest an 18-year-old.

Tension Rising Over the Blue Nile – Egypt Goes on High Alert; Ethiopia Deploys Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Conflict is increasing between Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the Blue Nile River as Ethiopia moves forward with filing the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Trump Cuts China’s Huawei Off From World’s Top Chip Maker; China Threatens ‘Biggest Counterattack’

Trump admin cuts off China’s Huawei from receiving products from TSMC, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced microchips.

North Korean Leader Under Threat as Public ‘Resist’ New Currency Law

North Korea has now banned the use of foreign currency in the country in order to encourage the domestic won, even though it is completely untrusted.

Iran Joins Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria in Economic Danger as Rial Takes Massive Dip in Two Days

Iranian Rial dropped nearly 10% between Sunday & Tuesday; US sanctions seen as primary source of Iran’s downward economic trend; COVID-19 is also a factor.

Friendly-Fire Leaves Multiple Iranians Dead in the Gulf of Oman During Training Exercise

At least 19 Iranian casualties are reported after a naval friendly-fire incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman during a training exercise

Hong Kong Police Arrest More Than 200 After Pro-democracy Protests Erupt Again

Hong Kong police arrested 230 people over the weekend during a chaotic pro-democracy protest that erupted amid the coronavirus outbreak.

China Calls Hong Kong Protesters a ‘Virus’ that ‘Must Be Eliminated’

HKMAO, CCP political office in Hong Kong, on Wednesday condemned pro-democracy demonstrators as a “political virus” that “must be eliminated”.

Report: Iranian Border Guards ‘Laughed’ as They Tortured & Drowned Afghan Migrants

A group of 50 to 70 Afghan migrants attempting to cross the border into Iran were allegedly beaten, tortured, and in some cases drowned by Iranian security guards on May 1.

Killer Asian Giant Hornets Discovered in United States for First Time

Asia’s ‘murder hornets’ were spotted in the United States for the first time recently, causing scientists to worry that the insect might be colonizing.

Bomb Blast Kills 40 People in Northern Syria

At least 40 civilians were killed, including 11 children, when a bomb detonated on an oil tanker in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday.

Violence Flares in Tense Paris Suburbs as Heavy-Handed Lockdown Stirs ‘Explosive Cocktail’

3 nights of unrest in France has stoked fears of a major flare-up in deprived neighbourhoods where weeks of lockdown have exacerbated tensions.

UN Admits COVID-19 Pandemic Could Spark Famines Of “Biblical Proportions”

What the UN’s World Food Program just said should be making front-page headlines all over the globe: We could be heading into massive global food shortages.

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