N. Korea demands end to sanctions; Tex. fertilizer blast wounds 160+ (Second Coming Watch Update #334)

According to the New York Times, North Korea on Thursday demanded the lifting of United Nations sanctions and an end to joint American-South Korean military exercises as preconditions for starting dialogue to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

According to CNN, a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Wednesday night killed an estimated five to 15 people, wounded more than 160, and damaged 50 to 60 homes in a 5-block area.

According to Reuters, China called on Japan on Thursday to stop sending jets up against Chinese aircraft after Japan said it had scrambled its fighters twice as often in the past year amid a territorial dispute.

According to First Post, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China leaving nine persons injured.

According to Charisma News, a weekend of violence in the Central African Republic included three artillery shells that crashed into a church and killed seven people.

According to the Associated Press, technicians upgrading Iran's main uranium enrichment facility have tripled their installations of high-tech machines that could be used in a nuclear weapons program to more than 600 in the last three months.

Matthew 24:27: "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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