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India – Montreal Man After 8 Months In Jail Still Being Held.

January 27, 2008 at 10:16 PM
India - A Montreal man, sentenced to three years in an Indian jail for entering the country without a proper visa, [as covered by VIN News] is heartbroken and wants to come home, says his sister. Saul Itzhayek, 42, was sentenced to serve in a crowded, filthy jail in the northern Indian city of Motihari last October. The Canadian businessman's fellow inmates include murderers, rapists, thieves...

Britain – Doctors: Infra-Red Helmet Could Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease.

January 27, 2008 at 09:57 PM
Britain - An experimental helmet which scientists say could reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease within weeks of being used is to be tried out on patients. The strange-looking headgear - which has to be worn for ten minutes every day - bathes the brain with infra-red light and stimulates the growth of brain cells. Its creators believe it could reverse the symptoms of dementia - such...

Manhattan, NY – Empire State Building Five-Block Radius Parked Vehicles, Mysteriously Die.

January 27, 2008 at 07:35 PM
Manhattan, NY - In the shadow of the Empire State Building lies an “automotive Bermuda Triangle” - a five-block radius where vehicles mysteriously die. No one is sure what’s causing it, but all roads appear to lead to the looming giant in our midst - specifically, its Art Deco mast and 203-foot-long, antenna-laden spire. “We get about 10 to 15 cars stuck near there every day,” said...

Brooklyn Heights, NY – Bomb-Maker Charged with Hate Crimes

January 27, 2008 at 05:58 PM
Brooklyn Heights, NY - Police commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes standing behind a table filled with rifles, handguns and homemade pipe bombs, spelled out an array of charges against a 37-year-old man who they said was responsible for a wave of hate crimes targeting synagogues and Jewish residents in his elegant Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. They said Ivaylo...

Flatbush, NY – Ad By Real Estate Developer Features an Arafat Scarf Irks Some Jews.

January 27, 2008 at 05:36 PM
Flatbush, NY - Hipsters rocking keffiyehs is so 2006, so it makes sense that the trend would finally find its way to real estate ads. But one observer is not pleased: "When most of us think of Flatbush, Brooklyn, we think of it as a largely Jewish and Caribbean community. Recently, the Flatbush Gardens apartments began featuring an ad with five smiling young adults. The ad is probably...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Level One Mobilization at Kibbutz Building+

January 27, 2008 at 04:35 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - NYPD are calling for a level one mobilization for a large demonstration at 475 Kent Avenue at the Kibbutz Building.The demonstration is being called by some of the 200 tenants of the loft building that was evacuated by city agencies last week, due to building violations including an illegal matzoh bakery and combustible grains being stored in the basement. They are...

Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine – Rabbi and Teacher Beaten

January 27, 2008 at 03:36 PM
Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine - A rabbi and teacher were severely beaten on a main street in the eastern Ukranian city of Dnepropetrovsk.Rabbi Dov-Ber Baitman, a teacher at the Jewish educational center Shiurey Torah, was assaulted and severely beaten by four men after evening classes. The assailants have not been identified and no arrests have been reported.Leaders of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

Colon, Panama – Police Search for Murderers of Businessman

January 27, 2008 at 02:28 PM
Colon, Panama - Police are investigating the homicid of a Jewish businessman in the city of Colon, shortly before closing down his business.Eduardo Cattan, a Jewish fabric-dealer Jewish with business outside the Free Zone, was shot several times by unknown persons, but police say that an adult and a minor are seen on the store security video cameras, and they are trying to identify the...

Long Island, NY – NY’s 16-Mile Car Tunnel Would Be Longest

January 27, 2008 at 12:07 PM
Long Island, NY - It would be the world's longest highway tunnel, running more than 16 miles under the west end of Long Island Sound. The cost is estimated at $10 billion — and it wouldn't cost taxpayers a dime. A developer wants to build the tunnel with private money, recouping his costs by charging drivers $25 each way and by selling advertising. Developer Vincent Polimeni says the tunnel...

New Jersey – Speed Limit Lowered on Part of Parkway

January 27, 2008 at 10:12 AM
New Jersey - The speed limit on the Garden State Parkway between Neptune and Toms River will be reduced to 55 mph starting March 1, and safety improvements to that section of highway will follow. The speed reduction will be accompanied by $1.2 million worth of improvements, such as installing guard rails and bringing road shoulders up to proper grade, after a review of five years' worth of...

Moscow, Russia – Police Nab Israeli-Russian Mafia Boss

January 27, 2008 at 08:31 AM
Moscow, Russia - Moscow police got their hands on Israeli-Russian mafia kingpin Semion Mogilevich, who is wanted around the world for tax evasion, money-laundering and uranium smuggling. In the U.S., his capital is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.Israeli citizen Mogilevich is considered to be the "leader of the Red Mafia," one of the biggest Russian-based organized crime groups in...

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