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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy due to child sex-abuse lawsuits

1 hour 45 min ago
Several thousand men say they were molested by scout leaders; organization could be forced to sell assets to raise money for compensation fund that could surpass $1 billion

With China closed, Palestinian traders fear losing a good deal

1 hour 48 min ago
Many West Bank retailers rely on low-cost Chinese imports for stock, but coronavirus scare has throttled supplies and using alternative suppliers will raise prices for customers

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

2 hours 18 min ago
The question of succession after Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani gains added importance for an Iraq deeply embroiled in US-Iranian tensions and gripped by anti-government protests

Weinstein jury to begin deliberations in sexual assault trial

2 hours 26 min ago
Prosecutors say movie mogul was sexual predator who took advantage of his powerful position

German soccer fans turn on fellow supporter for racist abuse

3 hours 9 min ago
Würzburger Kickers defender Leroy Kwadwo thanks opposing fans for their 'exemplary' reaction

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

5 hours 47 min ago
Update raises number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total confirmed cases to 72,436

After rabbis and resources, Jewish food tops list of things Cuban Jews lack

6 hours 50 min ago
From kosher meat to bagels with a hole, shortages on the island make it near impossible for the aging community to access what their foreign coreligionists take for granted

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

7 hours 47 min ago
Amazon founder to putt his own money into the Bezos Earth Fund; online giant has been criticized for its huge carbon footprint

Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

8 hours 36 min ago
Optimistic data indicates new infections falling since early this month; there is 'clearer picture of the outbreak, how it’s developing and where it’s headed,' says WHO chief

Mother and teen daughter pen self-help books for fellow anxiety sufferers

9 hours 8 min ago
19-year-old Sophie Riegel gives inside glimpse into life with mental illness in memoir, offers helpful strategies in manual co-written with mom Deborah Grayson Riegel

Supreme Court president cracks down on grandstanding judges

9 hours 22 min ago
Esther Hayut orders a judge to explain his impromptu press conference, days after ordering inquiry into another who appeared to mock defendant

France confirms first case of ruinous tomato virus

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 23:35
Virus, which is not harmful to humans, first reported in 2014 at greenhouses in Israel before it spread to Europe and America

Record number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in the Netherlands in 2019

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 22:58
182 cases mark a 35% increase over 2018; threats, insults and assaults on the street or in the workplace doubled; boycott Israel activists behind 18 events

Bernie Sanders releases new ‘proud to be Jewish’ campaign video

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 22:34
Clip blames Trump for rise in anti-Semitism and for empowering neo-Nazis; also says he looks forward to becoming 'first Jewish president in the history of this country'

White nationalist Nick Fuentes’ YouTube channel banned for hate speech

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 22:22
Fuentes leads Groyper Army, group of young far-right activists who want to push mainstream conservatism towards white nationalism; vows to continue broadcasting on DLive

Iceland’s Jewish community welcomes its first permanent Torah

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 21:57
In festive ceremony, members dance the new, donated scroll, which took a year to write, into Reykjavik Chabad center

‘Infected’: Data shows how China criminalized Muslim faith

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 21:38
Info offers fullest view yet into how Beijing decided who to incarcerate in detention camps as part of mass crackdown

Hamas: Palestinian found dead in West Bank had shot at IDF troops in past month

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 21:17
Terror group says 51-year-old Fakhr Qarat 'fulfilled God's call and [his] duty'; stops short of clearly taking responsibility for February 6 attack

Israel bans foreigners coming from East Asian countries over virus fears

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 20:44
Directive applies to travelers from Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore; Foreign Ministry frets over diplomatic fallout from stringent measures to prevent outbreak

Bahrain man jailed for 3 years after burning Israeli flag at riot

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 19:56
Court refuses to hear appeal, convicting defendant of organizing illegal demonstration; locals accuse government of seeking to appease Jerusalem, amid thawing of ties

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