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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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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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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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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Israeli envoy: no action on West Bank until after peace plan

UNITED NATIONS – Israel’s U.N. ambassador says he believes the government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told reporters Wednesday he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the summer. Israeli Prime […]

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Bus crash kills 28, mostly Germans, on Portugal’s Madeira

LISBON, Portugal – An official on Portugal’s Madeira Island says a tour bus crash has killed 28 people, most of them German tourists. Local mayor Filipe Sousa tells cable news channel SIC that the victims include 17 women and 11 men. He says the bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside Wednesday after […]

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