Father, by your Holy Spirit, we commit this new month of March into your hands. Every bad event that happened in February shall be reversed and not repeated this month in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Headlines

February Headlines:

  • On February 1st, A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself after joining a queue to enter a police office in Kabul on Monday, killing 20 people and wounding at least 29 in the worst such attack this year. The Afghan capital was hit by a series of suicide attacks last month as the Taliban stepped up their campaign against the Western-backed government. They coincided with renewed efforts to revive a peace process with the Islamist insurgent movement that stalled last year.
  • February 3rd– International pressure grows on North Korea to call off a planned rocket launch, seen by some governments as another missile test, while Japan put its military on alert to shoot down any rocket that threatens its territory. North Korea notified United Nations agencies on Tuesday of its plan to launch what it called an “earth observation satellite” some time between Feb. 8 and 25.
  • Feb 4th -The World Health Organization voiced concern on Wednesday over the reported sexual transmission of the Zika virus in Texas amid worries that such infections could make efforts to combat the virus linked to severe birth defects in Brazil even tougher. The virus, which is spreading quickly across the Americas, is usually transmitted by mosquitoes. But health officials in Dallas County reported on Tuesday that the first known case contracted in the United States via sexual transmission.
  • Feb 5th: The Syrian government’s military offensive around the city of Aleppo has prompted at least 15,000 people to flee and involved a reported 13 airstrikes on medical facilities in January, the United Nations said on Friday. “The U.N. has verified that at least 15,000 people (are) fleeing from north of Aleppo city and tens of thousands have reportedly gathered at the border crossing with Turkey,” a U.N. spokeswoman said in an emailed comment.
  • Feb 5th: The body of the 28-year-old Cambridge University doctoral student, who went missing in Cairo, was found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture.
  • Feb 7th: On Feb 7th, a building’s lower floors in Taiwan  pancaked on top of each other in the 6.4 magnitude quake and then the whole structure toppled, Rescuers pulled more survivors from a collapsed apartment tower, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the rubble a day after a strong earthquake shook the island.
  • Feb 8th: Six civilians died and nine were injured in a blast outside a bakery shop in Yahyakhil district of Paktika province, an area near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan. The suicide bomber apparently targeted police and government employees buying bread. In addition, Earlier in the day, three people were killed in an attack on a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in Dehdadi district.
  • Feb 9th: Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured on Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany. One passenger was still missing, police said, and 18 of those injured were in a serious condition.
  • Feb 12th: A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The rare Guillain-Barre syndrome, in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system, causes gradual weakness in the legs, arms, and upper body and sometimes leads to total paralysis; the cause of the increase is unknown.
  • Feb 13th: Two 15-year-old girls who were believed to have been romantically involved were found shot dead on Friday at an Arizona high school in an apparent murder-suicide that initially triggered a security lockdown of the campus, police said. A suicide note was recovered from the scene of the shooting.

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