Monday, June 30, 2003

Evangelistic meetings yield encouraging results in Zambia.
This Mission Network News report is submitted for your gospel preached to all files.
Upgraded Radio Telescope Is All Ears
This CBS News: SciTech report is submitted for your signs in the stars files.
Breakthrough for Mideast peace?
WorldNetDaily: "Israel pulls out of northern Gaza Strip, as terror groups announce cease-fires" :: This WND report is submitted for your covenant with many files on the search for Mideast peace.
Storm forces evacuations
USA Today reports that "NEW ORLEANS ?Tropical Storm Bill drenched parts of the Gulf Coast with heavy rain Monday as it headed for land, and residents of some low-lying areas were urged to evacuate. Some floodgates were closed in New Orleans and streets were flooded in Pascagoula, Miss." :: Submitted for your fearsome events files.
Turmoil looms as Italy takes EU helm
This CNN - World report offers more information on the change in EU leadership.
Italy Takes on EU Presidency
"Europe united in disgust as Berlusconi takes EU throne," ran a page-topping banner Monday in London's newspaper The Independent. :: This AP report is submitted for your ten kings files.
Israel Offers Bethlehem to Palestinians
AP reports that, "Israel agreed to return the West Bank town of Bethlehem to Palestinian control after its pullback Monday from the Gaza Strip, crucial steps that advance a U.S.-backed "road map" to Palestinian statehood and raise hopes that 33 months of violence may be nearing an end." :: This AP report is submitted for your battle for Jerusalem files.
Satellite Shows Amazon Shrinking Fast
Environmentalists were shocked by new information on the current speed of Amazon deforestation released last week by the Brazilian government. Brazil has pledged to announce emergency proposals this week to deal with the problem and to make the data produced by satellite imagery publicly available to foster debate on solutions. :: This ENS report is submitted for your fear for the future files.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Passes 200
After days of an intense search from the ground and air, U.S. forces found the bodies on Saturday of two American soldiers missing north of Baghdad, as the toll of American dead since the start of war passed the grim milestone of 200. :: This AP report is submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) and Iraq (Jeremiah 51:29&37) files.

Friday, June 27, 2003

Hamas Activists Killed in Israeli Raid
Israel troops struck at Hamas early Friday with an attack near Gaza City that left three militants dead, Palestinians said, as Palestinian factions worked to wrap up details of a three-month halt to violence against Israel. :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) and battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.
U.S. Troops Search for Missing Soldiers
American troops and helicopters scoured the desert Thursday for two U.S. soldiers who were apparently abducted from an observation post north of Baghdad. Ambushes and hostile fire elsewhere in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civilians and wounded eight other Americans. This AP report is submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.
In Canada, SARS Rewrites Rituals of Grieving
She stood at her car, watching from a distance, as three relatives -- a woman, her daughter and her grandson -- were buried after they died of SARS. The funerals were held outdoors, because survivors had been advised it was better to avoid mourning in a confined space. The deadly virus can spread with coughs, kisses, hugs and tears. :: This Washington Post report is submitted for your pestilence files on the SARS epidemic.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Militants Increase Attacks in Mideast
Palestinian militants stepped up violence against Israelis on Thursday, dispatching bombers, roadside snipers and a teenage gunman even as Palestinian officials and militia leaders discussed the time and place to announce a three-month halt in attacks. :: This AP report is submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Ezekiel 38:8; Zechariah 12; Luke 21:20) files.
Mideast truce not official yet
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Thursday that a formal cease-fire announcement was imminent after Palestinian negotiators secured a commitment from Islamic militants to halt attacks on Israelis for three months. :: This USA Today report is submitted for your covenant with many files on the search for Mideast peace.
Cleric 'approved church bombings'
This CNN - World report is submitted for your believers persecuted (Matthew 24:8) files.
U.S. Sees Urgency for Nuclear Monitoring
The world must help the United States stop Iran and North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons if it wants to avoid military action like in Iraq, U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said Thursday. :: This AP report is submitted for your wars and rumors of war (Matthew 24:6) files.
2 U.S. Soldiers Killed by Iraqi Ambushes
Assailants launched a wave of ambushes against U.S. forces in Iraq, dropping grenades from an overpass, blowing up a vehicle with a roadside bomb and destroying a civilian SUV traveling with U.S. troops, soldiers and Iraqi police said Thursday. Two U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civilians were killed. :: This AP report is submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Congo: Inside the world's nastiest war
This CNN - World report is submitted for your war files.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Man Was Alive After Impact
Blood spatters inside a woman's car indicate that a homeless man was still alive and possibly gasping after he was run down and became stuck in the shattered windshield, a forensic expert testified Tuesday. :: This USA Today report is submitted for your wickedness increases files.
Mayor's Office Attacked in Iraqi City
Iraqi insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the mayor's office in this restive city west of Baghdad, the latest in a series of attacks against people thought to be cooperating with U.S. occupation forces.:: This AP report is submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Monday, June 23, 2003

Should Christians Convert Muslims?
Not for a century has the idea of evangelizing Islam awakened such fervor in conservative Christians. Touched by Muslims' material and spiritual needs, convinced that they are one of the great "unreached megapeoples" who must hear the Gospel before Christ's eventual return, Evangelicals have been rushing to what has become the latest hot missions field. Figures from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, suggest that the number of missionaries to Islamic countries nearly doubled between 1982 and 2001—from more than 15,000 to somewhere in excess of 27,000. :: This Time Magazine report is submitted for your gospel preached to all (Matthew 24:14) files.
WHO Removes Hong Kong From SARS List
The World Health Organization removed Hong Kong from its list of SARS-infected areas Monday, but warned the territory to keep up its guard against future outbreaks that might put it back on the list.:: This AP report is submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.
Mideast Peace May Lead to Prosperity
World leaders pressed Israel and the Palestinians to work harder for peace as a global business forum switched focus Monday to trade and development in the Mideast. :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files on the search for Mideast peace.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Attacks In Iraq Traced to Network
Groups of armed fighters from the Baath Party and security agencies of ousted President Saddam Hussein have organized a loose network called the Return to harass U.S. occupation forces, with the goal of driving them out of the country, and the group is partially responsible for the string of fatal attacks on American soldiers in recent weeks, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials. :: This Washington Post report is submitted for your rumor of war files.
Two More People Die of SARS in Toronto
Two more people have died of SARS in Canada, raising the country's death toll from the respiratory illness to 38, Ontario's public health commissioner said Sunday. :: This AP report is submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

More terror coming?
This USA Today report is submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) files.
Quartet to discuss Mideast security transfer
This CNN - World report is submitted for your covenant with many files on the search for Mideast peace.
U.S. Launches Operation in Afghanistan
U.S.-led coalition forces poured into border areas in eastern Afghanistan to prevent insurgents from crossing in from Pakistan to launch attacks, the U.S. military said Saturday. :: This AP report is submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Friday, June 20, 2003

Anti-Christian violence in India is on the rise.
This Mission Network News report on the conditions facing the church in India is submitted for your persecution (Matthew 24:8) files.
Powell Urges Palestinians on Peace Plan
Secretary of State Colin Powell pored over detailed territorial maps with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in separate meetings Friday, praising the Israelis for efforts toward an eventual peace settlement and urging the Palestinians to act quickly." :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files on the search for Mideast peace.
Harry, Sabrina and Buffy Help Paganism Grow
Paganism and the ancient art of witchcraft are on the rise in Britain, experts said on Thursday as the summer's most celebrated Pagan festival approached. :: This Reuters report is submitted for your false christs (Matthew 24:4) files.
Encephalitis Breaks Out in China
An outbreak of encephalitis that flared up in a southern Chinese province just as the SARS epidemic was dying down has prompted calls in Hong Kong for faster and better reporting of infectious diseases on the mainland. :: This AP report is submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.
Rare earthquake rumbles the Amazon
CNN is reporting a rare quake has hit Brazil. Submitted for your quake (Matthew 24:7) files.
EU Leaders Focus on Draft Constitution
According to this AP World News report: "European Union leaders welcomed the draft of the EU's first-ever constitution Friday, but some objected to restrictions on national vetoes and to the omission of any reference to God and Christianity in the text." :: This AP report is submitted for your ten kings (Rev 17:12-14) files. I know many of you consider the EU the likely political powerbase for the future beast, so I'm linking this news report for your consideration, though for now I'll keep the EU in the possible "ten kings" folder.
Powell Calls Hamas `Enemy of Peace'
AP World News: "Calling Hamas an "enemy of peace," U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that the Palestinian Authority must take decisive steps to disarm the Islamic militant group. He backed Israel, which has said a cease-fire alone is not sufficient." :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files on the search for Mideast peace.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

China arrests 8 Christians
This WorldNetDaily report is submitted for your persecution files.
North Korea?s oppression fails to stamp out the church.
This Mission Network News report is submitted for your persecution (Matthew 24:8) files.
Experts issue SARS warning
In CNN - Health report is submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.
With Rapture Index hitting 168, how to avoid being Left Behind
This Chicago Sun-Times: Religion article reminds us that the signs are real and many people are aware of them. As Jesus said, "as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man" (Matthew 24:27, NIV).
U.S. increases food aid to Ethiopia
This CNN - World report is submitted for your famine (Matthew 24:7) files.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Suicide Attack Dims Mideast Truce Talks
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas pressed the main Islamic militant groups to halt their attacks to save a U.S-backed peace plan, but hopes for a truce dimmed early Thursday as a suicide attacker killed an Israeli. :: This AP report is submitted for your wars and rumors of war (Matthew 24:6) and covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Identix Awarded $1,000,000 in Additional Funding by DARPA
Identix Incorporated, the world's leading multi-biometrics security technology company, announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the Company an additional $1 million in funding for continued participation in the Human ID at a Distance program. The overall goal of the Human ID at a Distance program is to promote significant advancement in the state of the art of identification at a distance by combining different technologies, including facial recognition. :: This Business Wire report is submitted for your mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18) files on ID technology and biometrics.

Monday, June 16, 2003

China Continues Raids on Worship Services
The Chinese government's concern with the SARS epidemic has not lessened their zeal for arresting Christians. Local Public Security officers raided a house church meeting in Anshan city in the northeast province of Liaoning. About 40 Christians were tied up and their names recorded. They were released the same night but told that their "illegal gathering" was prohibited. A former leader of this house church previously was sentenced to two years "re-education through labor" on the false charge of being a cult leader. The "illegal religious venue" was closed because it represented "disturbance of social order," a common excuse for persecution of unregistered Christians. When asked to define "legality," the police stated that any unregistered religious meeting operating outside of the "patriotic churches," was regarded as illegal. :: This Religion Today/Compass Direct report is submitted for your persecution (Matthew 24:8) files.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Paris To Ask EU For Mideast Force
EU foreign ministers on Monday are set to look at the feasibility of taking part in a peacekeeping force in the Mideast. :: This CNN report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) and battle for Jerusalem (Ezekiel 38:8; Zechariah 12; Luke 21:20) files.
Canada Put in More Severe SARS Category
The World Health Organization placed Toronto in a more severe category of SARS transmission after an American visitor contracted the virus, but the agency said it had no immediate plans to issue another travel warning for Canada's largest city. :: This AP report is submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.

Purported Saddam Letter Warns Foreigners
A letter purportedly written by deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is warning foreigners to leave Iraq or face death. :: This AP report is submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Violence After Mideast Peace Plan Summit
Here are the most serious violent incidents since the formal launching of the "road map" Mideast peace plan June 4. :: This AP chronology is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) and battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.

Wal-Mart to Require 'Smart Tags'
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is requiring all of its top 100 suppliers to have "smart tags" for better inventory tracking on their pallet shipments by early 2005. :: This AP report is submitted for your mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-19) files on commerce and ID technology.

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Thousands Gather for Billy Graham Crusade
The Rev. Billy Graham asked thousands of followers to pray for the war-torn Middle East on Thursday night, the first night of a four-day crusade that could be the last for the 84-year-old evangelist. :: This AP report is submitted for your gospel preached to all (Matthew 24:14) files.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Bus Blast, Airstrikes Shake Mideast Hopes
The cycle of bloodletting escalated Wednesday as a Palestinian blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus and killed 16 other people, and Israel retaliated with rocket attacks that left nine dead in Gaza, including two Hamas militants. :: This AP report is submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) and covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.
Saddam Said to Pay Bounty for Killings
Saddam Hussein has been seen north of Baghdad and is paying a bounty for every American soldier killed, the leader of an Iraqi exile group said Tuesday. Saddam has $1.3 billion in cash taken from the Central Bank on March 18, is bent on revenge and believes he can "sit it out and get the Americans going," said Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress. :: This AP report is submitted for your rumor of war files.
British Scientist Puts Odds for Apocalypse at 50-50
This is the way the world might end: A genetically engineered pathogen is released, debris from an erupting "supervolcano" blocks the sun or scientists in the biggest "bioerror" of them all accidentally trigger a matter-squeezing "big bang." The demise of civilization has been predicted since it began, but the odds of keeping Planet Earth alive and well are getting worse amid a breakneck pace of scientific advances, according to Martin Rees, Britain's honorary astronomer royal. :: This Reuters report is submitted for your fear for the future (Luke 21:26) files.

Friday, June 06, 2003

Plan to Pull Troops Off DMZ Causes Stir
The Pentagon's announcement this week that American forces will pull back from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea after 50 years of duty threatens to change the dynamic along the boundary. :: This AP report is submitted for your wars and rumors of war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Sharon, Abbas Pledge Mideast Cooperation
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged Wednesday to dismantle illegal outposts in Palestinian areas, while the new Palestinian leader renounced terrorism against Israel. Both steps were sought by President Bush as he brought the two sides together in a dramatic bid to advance Middle East peace. :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.
G-8 Leaders Divided Over 'Axis of Evil'
One down, two to go? Differences over Iraq behind them, leaders of the world's wealthiest nations have turned their attention to Iran and North Korea, warning them not to develop weapons of mass destruction. :: This AP report is submitted for your ten kings (Rev 17:12-14) files.
AOL, Microsoft Vow Messaging Cooperation
As part of their $750 million peace treaty, AOL Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. promised to try to make their popular Internet instant-messaging programs work together. :: This AP report is submitted for your world community and global village (Rev 11:9-10) files.
Sharon, Abbas Pledge Mideast Cooperation
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged Wednesday to dismantle illegal outposts in Palestinian areas, while the new Palestinian leader renounced terrorism against Israel. Both steps were sought by President Bush as he brought the two sides together in a dramatic bid to advance Middle East peace. :: This AP report is submitted for your covenant with many files on the search for Mideast peace.

Unmanned Spacecraft Blasts Off for Mars
An unmanned spacecraft built by the European Space Agency blasted off atop a Russian rocket Monday on a mission to Mars, where it will orbit the planet for nearly two years and search for signs of life. :: This AP report is submitted for your signs in the heavens and stars (Luke 21:11, 21:25) files.

G-8 Leaders Divided Over 'Axis of Evil'
One down, two to go? Differences over Iraq behind them, leaders of the world's wealthiest nations have turned their attention to Iran and North Korea, warning them not to develop weapons of mass destruction. :: This AP report is submitted for your ten kings (Rev 17:12-14) files.

AOL, Microsoft Vow Messaging Cooperation
As part of their $750 million peace treaty, AOL Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. promised to try to make their popular Internet instant-messaging programs work together. :: This AP report is submitted for your wired world and global village (Rev 11:9-10) files.