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Brrr! After Record Snow, Bitter Cold Ahead for Northern US

(Worthy News) – Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it’s called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall. Forecasters warned of…

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U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

(Worthy News) – The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on. The holiday shopping season, a crucial period for retailers that can account for up…

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After Islamic State's defeat, a massive bill to rebuild Iraq

(Worthy News) – The Iraqi government estimates $100 billion is needed nationwide to rebuild cities and towns left in ruins by more than three years of war against the Islamic State group. Local leaders in Mosul, the biggest city held by IS, say that amount is needed to rehabilitate their city alone. But so far,…

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Blast rips through supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, 10 hurt

(Worthy News) – A blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 10 shoppers, investigators said. The explosion was caused by a homemade bomb packed with pieces of metal with a force equivalent to 200 grammes of TNT, they said. They have opened a criminal case on the…

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Christians murdered in Nigeria's Kaduna state over Christmas

(Worthy News) – Fulani herdsmen have launched two attacks on Christian worshippers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State in the Christmas period. In the first, four people were killed 10 injured in Nimdem village just before Christmas. A press statement released by the Southern Kaduna People’s Union said: ‘We have once again come under unprovoked and gruesome…

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Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs Wins Victory in Court

(Worthy News) – Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran claims he was terminated due to his religious beliefs and that his First Amendment rights were violated. However, the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed hold firm that Cochran “was fired because he did not comply with the City’s pre-clearance rules for outside employment and for…

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US Imposes Sanctions Against Top North Korean Weapons Makers

(Worthy News) – The United States has imposed new sanctions on two of North Korea’s key figures in its weapons program. The sanctions by the Treasury Department mean that any assets Kim Jong Sik, a veteran rocket scientist, and Ri Pyong Chol, a former senior air force commander, hold in the United States can be…

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Hezbollah, Syrian forces advance on rebels 7 miles from Israel

(Worthy News) – Hezbollah and Syrian army forces have reportedly launched an assault on a besieged Syrian rebels’ stronghold some 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from Israel’s border, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not accept Iranian proxies on its frontier. Rebels groups have reported heavy bombardments and artillery fire on their…

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Iranian parliament recognizes Jerusalem as 'capital of Palestine'

(Worthy News) – The Iranian parliament voted to approve a plan on Wednesday that would require the government of Iran to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent capital of the Palestinian people, Iranian news agency Fars reported. The vote yielded 207 supporters and met with no opposition. On December 6, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem…

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