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Atlanta, GA – Child Crushed To Death In Accident At Atlanta Revolving Restaurant

April 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Atlanta, GA - A 5-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries at a rotating restaurant atop a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta when his head became lodged between a stationary wall and a table affixed to the slow-moving floor, officials said on Saturday. The Sun Dial restaurant's automatic systems stopped the floor's rotating motion when the child became stuck on Friday and then employees dislodged...

Rockland County, NY – Chaverim Volunteers Help Police Nab Suspect In Monsey Backyard Assault

April 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Rockland County, NY - Quick thinking Monsey Chaverim members are being credited as heroes in an Erev Shabbos attack on a 78 year old Jewish woman. Captain Brad Wiedel of the Ramapo Police Department said that the incident unfolded at approximately 1:40 PM on Friday afternoon at a Ronald Drive residence. 30 year old Hayler Ruiz-Alejo reportedly entered the backyard of the home, grabbing...

Tehran – Rouhani Says Iran Needs “No One’s Permission” To Build Missiles

April 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Tehran - Iran will ask "no one's permission" to build up its missile capability, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, in what appeared to be a defiant response to U.S. efforts to hamper the Iranian military. Facing an election in May where he hopes to secure a second four-year term, Rouhani has had to defend himself from opponents who say he has been too eager to appease the West, after...

New York – Thousands At U.S. Rallies Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

April 15, 2017 at 10:30 PM
New York - Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. Organizers of "Tax March" in more than 150 cities across the country and beyond wanted to call attention to Trump's refusal to disclose his tax...

Jerusalem – Long Time Chabad Shaliach Dies Six Months After Savage Assault In Ukraine

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 PM
Jerusalem - Half a year after he was found brutally beaten near a Ukrainian train station, a Chabad rabbi has passed away in Israel. 64 year old Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch was attacked by two men and two women near the central train station in Zhitomir in early October, just days after Rosh Hashana, as previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2pkwU3j). Zhitomir police arrested...

Seoul – North Korean Missile ‘Blows Up’ On Test Launch As Pence Heads For South

April 15, 2017 at 10:10 PM
Seoul - A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms program. The failed launch from the east coast, ignoring admonitions from major ally China, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its...

Washington – Anti-Semitism Envoy Post To Be Filled, State Dept. Says

April 15, 2017 at 09:30 PM
Washington - The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Department spokesman Mark Toner. The envoy post has been vacant since Trump took office in January. On Thursday, JTA reported that the envoy’s office staff could be eliminated soon due to new State Department employment rules. The envoy is responsible for keeping tabs...

Pyongyang – North Korea Flaunts Long-range Missiles In Birthday Parade

April 15, 2017 at 08:57 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions. Kim did not speak during the annual parade, which celebrates the 1912 birthday of his late grandfather Kim Il...

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