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Washington, DC – Bomb Threat Shuts Down World Bank Buildings for Tomorrow

January 17, 2008 at 11:19 PM
Washington, DC - The World Bank's security is investigating a bomb threat made by telephone and they have asked its staff to stay home on Friday."As a precautionary measure, bank group management has decided to close all World Bank group leased and owned buildings in Washington on Friday," the bank said in a statement.The institution is located about a block from the White House and...

London – British Airways Pilot Wins Damages for Drugs Libel

January 17, 2008 at 10:39 PM
London - A Jewish pilot from South-West London has accepted a public apology and "substantial" damages at London's High Court after the Daily Mail alleged he was being investigated over claims that two air stewardesses had been given drugs. Captain Tony Pollock, 50, a Boeing 747 pilot with British Airways, who sued over an article. His counsel, Ronald Thwaites QC, told libel...

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Lubavitch Messianist Wing Appealing Decision of State Supreme Court

January 17, 2008 at 07:56 PM
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY - New York's highest appellate court may soon find itself ruling on the battle splitting Chabad Lubavitch into two.The case reached the New York Court of Appeals after the New York State Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago in favor of Agudas Chasedei Chabad, which had filed suit to halt activities by the messianist wing at the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway, to...

Newcastle, England – Synagogue Fire Might be Arson

January 17, 2008 at 06:57 PM
Newcastle, England - Police in Newcastle are investigating a suspicious fire in a house that's used as a beth hamedrash. The house owner Aharon Amzalag said no-one was in the building at the time at the time the fire started. “Intruders scattered bleach and there was a large amount of smoke damage,” he said. A Northumbria police spokesman said they were investigating the incident, which is...

Los Angeles, CA +Bias Crime in San Fernando Valley+

January 17, 2008 at 05:44 PM
Los Angeles, CA +Bias Crime in San Fernando Valley+ Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas spray-painted over a wide area in the upscale neighborhoods of Encino and Tarzana district of San Fernando Valley.Los Angeles ADL Regional Director Amanda Susskind, said that he commends the Los Angeles Police Department for its immediate response to this hateful series of...

New York, NY – Major Sell Off On Wall Street.

January 17, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - Stocks slumped Thursday, building on the 2008 selloff on recession worries following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and the corporate and economic news Bernanke told Congress that the economic outlook has worsened and that lawmakers should enact a fiscal stimulus plan soon. Also weighing: Merrill Lynch's big quarterly loss, more problems for the housing...

New York, NY – Health Dept: Don’t Use Camphor For Kids.

January 17, 2008 at 03:02 PM
New York, NY - The Health Department today warned New York City parents and caregivers to keep products containing camphor away from children. Some camphor products can be toxic to children when accidentally ingested or excessively applied to skin. Three recent cases of seizures associated with camphor have been confirmed in the Bronx. All three children have recovered. The Health Department is...

Israel – Best Buy Fined For Employing Jews on Shabbat

January 17, 2008 at 01:59 PM
Israel - The Tel Aviv District Labor Court on Wednesday fined electronic appliance store Best Buy NIS 90,300, the maximum fine according to the law, for employing seven Jewish workers on Shabbat. Best Buy general manager Aharon Meidan was given a personal fine of NIS 36,000. It was the second time the store has been fined for the same offense. According to the Work and Rest Hours Law, no...

Queens, NY – Judge Denies Bail for Dentist-Slay Suspect

January 17, 2008 at 01:54 PM
Queens, NY - Mikhail Mallayev, 50, of Chamblee, Ga., accused of killing a Queens orthodontist in front of his young daughter has been ordered held without bail by a New York judge. Mallayev is charged with murder in the death of Forest Hills orthodontist Daniel Malakov on Oct. 28, 2007. At the time, Malakov had recently received custody of his 4-year-old daughter, Michelle, after a bitter...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Williamsburg Bridge Subway Delays+

January 17, 2008 at 01:07 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Williamsburg Bridge Subway Delays+ Due to a police investigation after an apparent suicide attempt when a man climbed over the railing and threatened to jump from the train tracks of the Williamsburg Bridge. There is no J or M train service in both directions between the Delancey Street-Essex Street Station and the Marcy Avenue Station. After 45 minutes, six MTA...

United Kingdom – Woman Dies of Allergic Reaction After Brushing Her Teeth

January 17, 2008 at 12:57 PM
United Kingdom - A young woman found dying by her parents was plagued by allergies and may have been killed by brushing her teeth, said her family. In the days before her death, Francesca had complained her gums were sore after using a newly repackaged Aquafresh toothpaste. Minutes before she died, she had brushed her teeth. Her mother issued a warning for allergy sufferers and manufacturers...

Ottawa, Canada – Accused Nazi War Criminal Faces Deportation to Italy

January 17, 2008 at 12:26 PM
Ottawa, Canada - An accused Nazi war criminal faces deportation to Italy to serve a life sentence after his appeal for a hearing was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada today. Michael Seifert, 83, a former Ukrainian who is now a Canadian citizen, has since the summer been fighting extradition to Italy, where he faces a life sentence. As is its practice, Canada's top court did not...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY – Pfizer Should Allow Affordable Housing From Its Closed Plant.

January 17, 2008 at 11:13 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY - Although the 15-acre Williamsburg property that Pfizer is letting go of as it says goodbye to Brooklyn seems destined to one day be turned into affordable housing, an article in the Observer notes that there’s a battle brewing about who gets to control the redevelopment. Pfizer has put out an RFP seeking private developers to build a mixed-use, mixed-income complex...

Israel – Neturei Karta Decry Gaza Massacre.

January 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM
The ultra-orthodox anti-Zionist group, Neturei Karta, on Thursday condemned "the recent Zionist terrorist massacre" in Gaza. Neturei Karta representatives meet Hamas lawmaker Abu Tir In a press release, the group referred to Tuesday's heavy fighting, which resulted in the death of 19 Palestinians, a majority of them combatants. The statement read, "Anti-Zionist Jews condemn the Zionists in...

London +Heathrow Airport Completely Closed after Plane Landed Short of Runway+

January 17, 2008 at 08:25 AM
London - The Prime Minister's flight to China is currently stuck on the runway after a flight from Beijing to London landed short of the runway. Passengers had to leave the Boeing 777 by emergency chutes and the emergency services were standing by. The flight involved is BA 38. BA has not given details, but has confirmed that one of its flights had been involved in "an incident". The...

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