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Pune, India – Did the Terrorists Call Chabad House?

February 14, 2010 at 11:39 PM
Pune, India - A threat call was reportedly made more than three months ago to the residents of the Jewish centre by some terror group, warning of a blast. Pune police sources told MiD DAY that the caller threatened to blow up the centre, following which the residents demanded security from senior police officials. "Our senior officers asked us to provide security to Chabad House in Koregaon...

Barcelona, Spain – Samsung Unveils New Smart Phone with Own Software

February 14, 2010 at 10:33 PM
Barcelona, Spain - Samsung Electronics Co., the largest maker of cell phones for the U.S. market, on Sunday revealed the first phone running Samsung's own "smart" software system, bada. With bada, Korea-based Samsung is taking the TouchWiz system used on its touch-screen non-smart phones and making it the basis of a smart phone platform to take on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion...

New York, NY – Migraine May Double Heart Attack Risk

February 14, 2010 at 09:11 PM
New York, NY - Researchers found migraine sufferers were twice as likely as others to have heart attacks. The researchers at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University also found those with migraines -- pulsing or throbbing pain usually on one side of the head -- faced a greater risk for stroke than those without migraines. In addition, migraine sufferers were more...

Caribbean Islands – Jewish Music Festival at Sea Attracts 700 Guests, Singing Az Yashir

February 14, 2010 at 07:13 PM
Caribbean Islands - The Jewish Music Festival at Sea which sailed around the Caribbean attracted over 700 guests from around the world, including over 60 from Israel. The seven day excursion featured some of the biggest names in Jewish music including Dudu Fisher, Avraham Fried and Lipa Schmeltzer along with one of the largest collection of popular Jewish Cantors, most from Israel. The cruise...

London – Uncovered Documents Reveal Britain Had Spy in Heart of Hitler’s High Command

February 14, 2010 at 06:05 PM
London - British intelligence agency MI6 obtained vital secrets from a spy operating at the very heart of Hitler’s high command during the most crucial years of the war, newly discovered intelligence documents have revealed. The secret agent, code-named “Knopf”, furnished the intelligence service with information on Hitler’s plans in the Mediterranean and on the Eastern Front, the...

Pune, India – Five Detained as Probe Centers on Blast of German Bakery

February 14, 2010 at 04:53 PM
Pune, India - Acting swiftly a day after a blast that killed nine people in Pune on Saturday, Indian security agencies picked up five persons from a hotel in Koregaon Park area, leading to speculations that the explosion was set off by Indian Mujahideen (IM) founder Riyaz Bhatkal. It is on the basis of the initial findings that supposedly match with earlier intelligence inputs that Union Home...

Brooklyn, NY – Be Considerate: Help A Child Trying To Cross The Street

February 14, 2010 at 03:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - During the cold weeks, many children are at the corner of the street waiting for someone to cross them, please take a moment and do it even if you have to stop and get out of your car, its a great mitzvah the child is freezing. Many parents are walking with their children at great pace, the parents are walking and the children are running to catch up, slow down Yakov U'venie...

New York City – The NYPD’s Newest Weapon: Hand Sanitizer

February 14, 2010 at 03:33 PM
New York City - Gun? Check. Nightstick? Check. Hand sanitizer? Huh? New York's Finest have been given a new weapon to combat criminal scum -- "mobile hand sanitizers." The NYPD has begun distributing "personal protective" liquid-sanitizer dispensers that clip to the belts of beat cops and school-safety officers, according to a Jan. 22 department order obtained by The Post. "A...

Savannah, GA – Jewish Community Packs Mishloach Manos for Troops

February 14, 2010 at 02:46 PM
Savannah, GA - Families and friends with the Bnai Brith Jacob Synagogue in Savannah got together today for a good cause. The Jewish holiday of Purim is quickly approaching and Jewish people are giving back by making gifts of food, or Mishloach Manot, to send to Jewish members of the military around the world. Purim is a celebration that commemorates the Persian Jewish people's victory over...

New York – Experts Say Sen. Schumer Will Win Reelection Despite Slipping Polls

February 14, 2010 at 01:43 PM
New York - This has not been an easy winter for Sen. Chuck Schumer, a politician who crafts his public image as obsessively as Michelangelo did the Sistine Chapel. His job approval rating shows signs of slipping as anti-incumbent fervor sweeps the land, one recent Marist Poll found. Old friends on Wall Street fear he has gone populist on them. And still others in the political class...

Israel – Nearly 1/3 of Hareidim Purchased ‘Kosher’ Cellphones

February 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM
Israel - One of the biggest campaigns ever undertaken by the Hareidi religious establishment – the campaign against cellphones with internet access and advanced services – has been a flop, according to a study by Dr. Tzuriel Roshi, director of the communications faculty at Lipschitz Academic College. According to Roshi, out of 340,000 potential cellphone customers in the Hareidi community...

Brooklyn, NY – Maimonides Medical Center Maternity Ward Continues To Be Busiest in NY State

February 14, 2010 at 11:33 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Welcome to the city that really never sleeps. Maimonides Medical Center's bustling obstetrics unit is the busiest in New York State - with a record 7,746 New Yorkers born at the Brooklyn hospital last year. This year shows no sign of letting up. "It's a little bit like being an air-traffic controller," said nursing director Carol Kidney. "They come, they go, they come...

London – UK Lawmaker Fired for Saying Israel Harvests Organs In Haiti

February 14, 2010 at 11:29 AM
London - A British lawmaker has been fired from her job as her party's health spokeswoman after she said that there should be a probe into claims that Israeli relief workers were harvesting organs in Haiti. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says Jenny Tonge was dismissed from the role for her "unacceptable" comments. Tonge told the Jewish Chronicle earlier this week that the Israeli...

Jerusalem – Report: Mossad Waging Covert War Across the Middle East

February 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM
Jerusalem - Israel is waging a covert assassination campaign across the Middle East in an effort to stop its key enemies co-ordinating their activities. Israeli agents have been targeting meetings between members of Hamas and the leadership of the militant Hezbollah group, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. They are also suspected of recent killings in Dubai, Damascus and Beirut. While...

New York City – How The MTA Keeps Subway Tracks Clean In Blizzard: Ultra Snow-Blowing Train

February 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM
New York City - As swirling snow shrouded eastern Queens, a yellow-and-black diesel train rumbled on the A subway line towards the Rockaways, lights flashing, sirens sounding. It was the peak of the near-blizzard. Snow drifts threatened to force suspension of subway service to the peninsula. And NYC Transit had called in the artillery. "It's like your household snow blower but a million...

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