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Copenhagen – Study: Antibiotics In Pregnancy Tied To Asthma In Children

November 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Copenhagen - Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other children to develop asthma, according to a Danish study. The results don't prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body's own "friendly" bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt...

Borough Park, NY – Second Prize Power Ball Winning Ticket Sold In Brooklyn

November 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Borough Park, NY - Luck abounded for Lotto players in Brooklyn, NY in this past Saturday night’s, Nov 17, Power Ball lotto drawings. While no one won the Jackpot price of $214 Million Dollars, Lotto officials confirmed that at least Two second price winning ticket where sold in Brooklyn, NY. The tickets where sold as a Quick Pick. One ticket was sold at A K Grocery , 5902 18th Ave, and...

Tel Aviv – Israel Adjusts Civil Air Routes Over Gaza Rocket Threat

November 19, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Tel Aviv - Israel has adjusted flight paths for planes using its main international airport near Tel Aviv after rockets were fired from Gaza on the coastal metropolis, the civil aviation chief said on Monday. Giora Rom said the new regulations at Ben-Gurion Airport had been in place since Saturday, when an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery was installed nearby. There was no indication that...

Israel – The Man Who Keeps Tel Aviv Safe From Rockets

November 19, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Tel Aviv - Maj. Itamar Abu is keeping the millions of residents of the greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area safe from death and destruction. As commander of the hastily assembled Iron Dome battery wheeled out on Friday to defend Israel’s largest metropolis, Abu is playing a critical role in ensuring that the powerful Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets fired from Gaza do not cause carnage on the city...

Cambodia – US Tries Behind Scenes to End Israel-Hamas Warfare

November 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Cambodia - The Obama administration worked hard behind the scenes Monday to end almost a week of warfare between Israel and Hamas, pressing America's Arab and European allies to convince Palestinian militant groups to cease firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into the Jewish state. On a diplomatic tour of Asia, President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and Israeli Prime...

Tel Aviv – Israel Museums Hide Art To Protect It From Rockets

November 19, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Tel Aviv - The wine-red walls of the Brueghel exhibition hall at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are now bare, like the crime scene of a daring art heist. Tel Aviv's leading art museum, spooked by rocket attacks on Israel's cultural capital, moved nearly 200 works Friday into a rocket-proof safe the size of an auditorium — including some 100 works painted by relatives of Flemish Renaissance...

Washington – CNN: U.S. Sends Warships Near Israel In Case Evacuation Needed

November 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Washington - Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to...

Jerusalem – In Ramat Beit Shemesh One Would Not Even Know That There Is A War On

November 19, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Jerusalem - Ramat Beit Shemesh, the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh, is a different Israel. While in nearby old Beit Shemesh soldiers are walking the streets and hitching rides to their unit rallying points in the South – in Ramat Beit Shemesh one would not even know that there is a war on. While cities within 40 kilometers of the Gaza Strip are pounded by...

Jerusalem – CEO Behind Israel’s Iron Dome Says System’s Capabilities Will Be Expanded

November 19, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Jerusalem - The company behind the lifesaving Iron Dome missile interception system in Israel has announced that the system’s capabilities have not yet been fully realized, but that they “will be expanded and the percentage of interceptions will only go up.” In an interview with Israel’s business news website, Globes (http://bit.ly/RPhWck), mPrest Systems Ltd. CEO Natan Barak, a former...

Washington – House Republicans: Rice Unfit To Head State Dept.

November 19, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Washington - A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The letter, organized by South Carolina freshman Jeff Duncan, said Rice's "misleading statements" about...

Beirut – Hezbollah Says Israel Failed To Achieve Objectives In Gaza

November 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Beirut - Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that Israel had failed to achieve its objectives in its campaign of air strikes and shelling in Gaza. "The shelling is clearly and deliberately targeting civilians and killing women and children," he told supporters via a video screen in a speech to mark the Shi'ite Muslim holy day of Ashura. "The military operation...

United Nations – Russia Upset By Security Council Silence On Gaza

November 19, 2012 at 02:37 PM
United Nations - Russia's U.N. ambassador is frustrated that the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says Morocco had circulated a proposed press statement since last Thursday but foot-dragging by one council member means it "is still bogged down." Churkin says "To me, it looks like a filibuster...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Obama Talks Mideast Violence With Morsi, Netanyahu

November 19, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the ongoing violence in the Middle East. The White House says Obama and Morsi discussed ways to de-escalate the situation in Gaza. And Obama underscored the need for Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel. In a statement, the White House...

Gaza – Israel Targets Terrorists’ Homes, Sending Death Toll Soaring

November 19, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Gaza - Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 100, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel. Escalating its bombing campaign over the weekend, Israel began attacking homes of activists in Hamas, the...

Brooklyn, NY – UPDATE: NYPD Narrows Suspect Pool To One In Brooklyn Serial Killings

November 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM
New York - The NYPD has shifted its focus to a single potential suspect as part of its ongoing investigation into the serial murders of three Middle Eastern store owners in Brooklyn. Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski has officially requested that an FBI criminal profiler work with local law enforcement to generate a criminal profile of the killer who is targeting balding, middle-aged men of Middle...

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