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Israel Offers Relief to Paraguayans Displaced by Massive Flooding

01/07/2016 3:55 PM

At least 100,000 Paraguayans have been displaced due to flooding caused by El Nino, a weather phenomenon affecting the equatorial Pacific region. With torrential downpours beginning

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After North Korean Nuclear Bomb Test, Yuval Steinitz Warns of Similar Threat from Iran

01/06/2016 2:15 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Following North Korea’s announcement today that it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen nuclear bomb, Israel’s National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz warned of

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All-Time Largest Israel Investment Conference Held in Beijing

01/06/2016 9:34 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Yesterday, the largest ever Israel investment conference began in Beijing, with roughly 1,000 in attendance. The conference arrives on the heels of successful Israel investment conferences

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Shavei Israel Launches Relief Effort to Help B’nei Menashe Earthquake Victims

01/04/2016 7:27 PM

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India today, killing at least nine people, and injuring more than 90 others. The B’nei Menashe community – an indigenous

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Bond Between Israel, India Strengthened by Visit of Indian Foreign Minister in January

12/24/2015 6:50 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Next month, Indian foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, will be paying a visit to Israel, according to diplomatic officials in Jerusalem. Israel has enjoyed a relatively warm

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Iran Urges China to Assist in War Against ISIS

12/24/2015 3:56 PM Updated: 1 year ago

After meeting with a Chinese delegation in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday, Iran’s Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaie urged China to join

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British, French, Australian, and U.S. Embassies Warn of Threats Against Westerners in China

12/24/2015 3:28 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The British, French, Australian, and U.S. embassies have dispatched warnings to their respective citizens and staff regarding threats against Westerners in Beijing. The threats ostensibly revolve

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B’nei Menashe Celebrate Chanukah in India

12/07/2015 6:23 PM

On Sunday, Dec. 6, hundreds of members of the B’Nei Menashe, a small Indian group claiming descent from the biblical tribe of Menashe, convened in the

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US Embassy Warns of ‘Imminent Attack’ in Kabul

11/30/2015 7:28 AM

(AFP) The United States warned its citizens in Kabul Monday of an “imminent attack” in the city within the next two days, amid renewed official efforts

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A diamond-studded piece of jewellery seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, shown in Manila on November 24, 2015 0

Auction Houses Ready Philippines’ Late Dictator Ferdinand Marcos Family Jewels For Possible Sale

11/24/2015 6:42 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP) – Philippine authorities on Tuesday showcased necklaces with diamonds the size of marbles and other jewels seized from the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos

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Israeli Killed in Mali Hotel Identified as Education Proponent Samuel Benalal

11/21/2015 9:21 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Samuel Benalal, President of  the Telos Group, was in the business of education or, more specifically, of strategic planning to set up and operate educational systems throughout

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China Offers Funds in Search for Missing MH370 Plane

11/21/2015 9:20 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP) China on Saturday pledged Aus$20 million ($14.5 million) to help fund the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the government said in a statement,

Scientists have found a gene, called MCR-1, that allows bacteria to become resistant to a class of antibiotics known as polymyxins, which are used to fight superbugs 0

New Superbug Resistant to Last-Line of Antibiotics: Study

11/19/2015 8:08 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP) – Scientists warned Thursday of the “epidemic potential” of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. The new superbugs, found in southern China, could

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Okinawa Rejects U.S. Military Presence, Gets Sued by Japanese Government

11/18/2015 3:09 PM Updated: 1 year ago

On Tuesday, Nov. 17th, the local government in Okinawa was sued in court by the government of Japan, in a dispute over U.S. Marine Air Station

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Kaifeng Chinese Jews Sent Emissary by Shavei Israel

11/17/2015 5:18 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Lore has it that a Chinese Emperor in the 7th Century allowed Jews to settle in China and gave them religious freedom to “Honor and observe

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President Obama Arrives in Philippines

11/17/2015 8:21 AM Updated: 1 year ago

This morning, President Obama arrived in Manila in the Philippines. Officials greeting the President at the airport were Voltaire Gazmin, Minister of National Defense, Philip Goldberg, U.S. Ambassador to

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President Obama Calls, Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on Parliamentary Victory

11/12/2015 5:11 PM Updated: 1 year ago

A congratulatory call was made by President Obama to Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel peace laureate and chairman of the National League for Democracy in Burma. The

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China Warns US Navy After Warship Sail-By Near Artificial Islands

10/27/2015 6:39 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). The United States defied China Tuesday by sending a warship close to artificial islands the rising Asian power is building in disputed waters, prompting Beijing

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Top China Paper Says U.S., Russia Playing Cold War Game in Syria

10/13/2015 8:56 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters). China’s top newspaper on Tuesday accused both the United States and Russia of replaying their Cold War rivalry by engaging in military action in Syria,

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Death Toll at 19 After Typhoon Sweeps Through China

10/07/2015 12:01 AM

(Reuters) The death toll from a typhoon that struck China on the weekend has risen to 19, with four people missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on