Warsaw synagogue ‘reappears’ on anniversary of ghetto revolt

WARSAW, Poland – The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, has been virtually recreated with light as part of anniversary commemorations for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the facade of a modern building where the grand synagogue had stood […]

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France warehouse fire destroys 2 million bottles of wine worth $13 million

Two million bottles of wine have been destroyed in a freak fire in France just one day after the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral. The blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at a storage center north of Bordeaux, France. Sixty firefighters were dispatched and spent 15 hours trying to put out the flames in the facilty located in […]

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Bangladeshi student burned to death by fellow students for reporting sexual harassment by head teacher

A protest rally against the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a madrasa girl from Feni who was burned after sexual abuse charges against the principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last week. (Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Bangladeshi teenager who braved the shame and taboo of being sexually harassed by reporting her ordeal to officials, has […]

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Monitor: IS claims to have set up its own Africa province

DAKAR, Senegal – A group that monitors jihadist websites says the Islamic State extremist group is claiming to have established a province in central Africa. The SITE Intelligence Group said Thursday that it is the first time that IS has mentioned the so-called Islamic State Central African Province. Its claim came in a statement saying […]

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Mueller report: Russia has ‘more important things’ to worry about, Putin spokesman declares

Hours before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released, concluding that there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, Vladimir Putin’s official spokesman said the Kremlin had more important things to worry about. “It is America that is looking forward to the report’s release, but we aren’t,” Dmitry Peskov said Thursday, according […]

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London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

LONDON – Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change. Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections […]

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Israeli police detain Jewish suspects with sacrificial goats

JERUSALEM – Israeli police say they detained four suspects involved in an attempt to smuggle two baby goats into Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site for a ritual sacrifice. Police said on Thursday that two Jewish minors intended “to cause provocations” by sacrificing the goats ahead of Passover. Two journalists who planned to film the ritual […]

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North Korea demands US to sideline Pompeo from nuclear talks: report

North Korean state media reported Thursday that the regime no longer wants to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved in nuclear talks, urging the U.S. replace the top diplomat with someone “more careful and mature in communicating.” The KCNA news agency, the official North Korean state television, quoted Kwon Jong Gun, a senior official […]

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Indonesia officials warn against post-election disorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s top security minister and its military and police chiefs say they will crack down decisively on any attempts to disrupt public order while official results from presidential and legislative elections are tabulated. Preliminary results show President Joko Widodo has comfortably won a second term, but his challenger Prabowo Subianto is claiming […]

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