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New York – Is It OK For Doctors To ‘Google’ Patients?

February 15, 2015 at 11:45 PM
New York - It's something we do to job applicants, first dates, former lovers and the quiet co-worker in the next cubicle. The practice of “googling” others for professional reasons or out of personal curiosity is so ubiquitous that the name of the popular Internet search engine has turned into a verb. In healthcare, patients often head online for diagnoses, drug information and details about...

Manchester, NH – Liberals Work To Lure Elizabeth Warren Into White House Race

February 15, 2015 at 11:02 PM
Manchester, NH - The scene in the New Hampshire office is one common to any nascent U.S. presidential campaign in the state that holds the country's first primary contest: Young staffers peck away at laptops and unpack boxes of signs with their candidate's name. But the Democrat they are working for, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, adamantly denies plans to seek the...

Samaria – Israeli Settlers Paint Leftists As Anti-Semite Collaborators

February 15, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Samaria - An Israeli settler group is under fire for releasing a YouTube video portraying Israeli leftists as collaborators with European anti-Semites. "The eternal Jew" depicts a grotesquely animated Jew with a long, bent nose who informs on his brethren in return for a coin tossed from his European master. The final scene shows the Jew hanging from a tree with a warning that "Europeans may...

Sarre-Union, France – Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France

February 15, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Sarre-Union, France - Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris...

Cairo – Sisi Says Egypt Will Avenge IS Beheadings Of 21 Egyptians In Libya

February 15, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Egypt reserved the right to respond in a way it sees fit to the Islamic State's beheading of 21 Egyptians in neighboring Libya. Sisi warned Cairo would choose the "necessary means and timing to avenge the criminal killings". He was speaking on national television hours after Islamic State released a video purportedly showing the...

Stockholm – Swedish Mohammad Cartoonist Did Not Expect Muslim Backlash

February 15, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Stockholm - When Swedish artist Lars Vilks drew the Prophet Mohammad as a dog in 2007, the cartoon - which earned him death threats from radical Islamists and may have triggered a weekend attack in Copenhagen - was not intended to provoke Muslims. Its aim was to challenge political correctness in the art world, he said after the sketch sparked an uproar in the Islamic world, and he had been...

Cairo – Egypt Security Forces Discover Longest Gaza Smuggling Tunnel

February 15, 2015 at 08:34 PM
Cairo - Egyptian security officials say they have found a 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) smuggling tunnel leading into the Gaza Strip, the longest such passageway discovered in their crackdown on cross-border smuggling. They say the tunnel was operated by the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which Egypt says is a terrorist organization that played a...

Seoul – ‘Nut Rage’ Prompts South Korea To Consider Law Against High-Handed Conduct

February 15, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Seoul - Resentment has mounted so much in South Korea against what has come to be known as "gabjil", high-handedness by the rich and powerful, that parliamentarians are proposing legislation to punish some of the worst abuses. A bill to be presented in the national assembly this month is formally called the "Conglomerates Ethical Management Special Law" but has been nick-named the Cho Hyun-ah...

New York – To Combat Fraud, Visa Wants To Track Your Smartphone

February 15, 2015 at 07:30 PM
New York - Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out a new feature this spring that will allow its cardholders to inform their banks where they are automatically, using the location function found in nearly...

Tehran – Iran Negotiator Told To Control Temper In Talks With Kerry

February 15, 2015 at 07:06 PM
Tehran - Iran's foreign minister has been told by the country's supreme leader to control his temper during nuclear talks with Western diplomats, Iranian media reported Saturday. Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted that he has often raised his voice during meetings with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - sometimes so much their bodyguards would enter the room to make sure everything was all...

Denmark – Report: Media Identifies Copenhagen Gunman, Reportedly Freed From Jail 2 Weeks Before Deadly Attacks

February 15, 2015 at 06:22 PM
Denmark - Danish media widely reported the gunman who attacked a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech as Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein. Reuters could not confirm his identity and police declined to comment. Danish media said El-Hussein had been jailed for stabbing a 19-year-old man in the leg on a Copenhagen train in 2013, and was freed a few weeks ago. “We cannot yet say...

Chapel Hill, NC – Muslim Shooting Suspect In Online Posting: I Wish Jews, Muslims, Exterminate Each Other

February 15, 2015 at 05:27 PM
Chapel Hill, NC - If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn't hate Muslims. An avowed atheist, his online posts instead depict a man who despises religion itself, but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs. "I hate Islam just as much as christianity, but they have the right to worship in this country just as much as any others do," the man now...

Gaza – Better Palestinian Living Standards Vital For Peace, Blair Says

February 15, 2015 at 04:45 PM
Gaza - Any Israeli-Palestinian peace deal must lead to improved living conditions for Palestinians to prevent violence between the two from erupting again, Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair said on Sunday. "The last conflict left Gaza devastated and its people more downtrodden and impoverished," Blair said in Gaza, the site of the July-August war between the territory's Islamist militants and...

Paris – French Muslim Teen Sends Video Death Threats To Jewish MP, Israeli Consul

February 15, 2015 at 04:15 PM
Paris - French police arrested a 19-year-old man of Muslim origin on Sunday after he made death threats to two leading Jewish figures, French media reported Sunday. The teen, identified only by the name Amin, emailed Islamic State decapitation videos to the Israeli consul-general in Marseille, Barnea Hasid, and Jewish member of French parliament Meir Habib. In the email, Amin threatened the...

Washington – US Officials Deny Report Of Freezing Israel Out Of Iran Nuclear Talks

February 15, 2015 at 03:29 PM
Washington - Washington's policy of briefing Israel on progress in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program has not changed, senior US officials told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, despite reports to the contrary in Israeli media. Channel 2 reported earlier in the day the US would halt its briefings to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of his planned speech to Congress...

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