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New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades

(Worthy News) – A new scientific study has found “dramatic” and “alarming” declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world’s crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, published on Wednesday in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One has found that, in German nature reserves, flying insect populations…

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120 arrested as hard-line religious Jews protest against Israeli army service

(Worthy News) – At least 120 demonstrators were arrested in Israel on Thursday as several thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked a major intersection in central Jerusalem to protest against efforts to force them to enlist in the Israeli military like their secular compatriots. A series of such protests in recent weeks has been spurred by occasional…

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CIA Director: Iran deal 'failed' to permanently block Tehran's path to nukes

(Worthy News) – The Iran nuclear deal failed to permanently cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon, as well as thwart its Middle East terror activities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Thursday. US President Donald Trump had concluded the deal had only delayed Iran’s nuclear program, and that “the notion that…

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Challenge to California's prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule

(Worthy News) – A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead Thursday to activists seeking to overturn California’s 145-year ban on commercial sex. A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plainitiffs say the current law violates the right to…

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US demands Hamas renounce violence, disarm before unity deal

(Worthy News) – The United States called Thursday for the Hamas terror group to disarm and renounce violence before being allowed to implement a highly touted unity deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in a first detailed response to the agreement. In a statement, White House Mideast peace envoy Jason Greenblatt welcomed the Palestinian Authority’s impending…

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Christian Persecution Hits All-Time High Worldwide: Report

(Worthy News) – The persecution of Christians is now “worse than at any time in history,” according to a report by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which states that not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, they are also experiencing the worst forms of persecution. The Europe-based…

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Haley to UN Security Council: Don't turn a blind eye to Iran

(Worthy News) – The UN Security Council must not ignore Iran’s aggressive behavior, its ballistic missile testing and its violation of this body’s resolutions regarding its military activity, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday. She urged the 15-member body in New York to follow in the footsteps of the United…

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US judge orders government to allow abortion for undocumented teen

(Worthy News) – A 17-year-old immigrant who was detained after entering the country illegally should not be “obstructed” by government officials from having an abortion, a US federal judge ruled on Wednesday in Washington DC. Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered US President Donald Trump’s administration to move “promptly and without delay” to transport or allow the…

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