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Washington – U.S. Congressman To Flood Victims: ‘God Is Telling You To Move’

September 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Washington - The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey's devastation a sign from on high. U.S. Rep. Jep Hensarling, a Republican from Dallas, said on CNBCduring a segment on flood insurance Thursday that U.S. taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for at-risk homes that have flooded over and over again. He said, "At...

London – ‘Unfit’ Uber Stripped Of London License

September 23, 2017 at 11:36 PM
London - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. In a break with the startup's usual combative tone, Uber's new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi asked London to please work with the ride service. He told employees...

Seoul – US Flies Mission North Of DMZ, Sends Message To North Korea

September 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Seoul -  In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior." "This mission is a...

Manhattan NY – New York Synagogue Unveils First Torah Written By Hudson Valley Woman

September 23, 2017 at 10:45 PM
Manhattan, NY - The independent synagogue Tamid, located in downtown Manhattan, has unveiled its new Torah, entirely written by a female scribe, this week as celebrations for the High Holidays begun. The Torah, the first one ever written by a woman for a Manhattan synagogue, was unveiled the morning of Rosh Hashana at St.Paul’s Chapel, the oldest house of worship in New York City and where...

Tehran – In Defiance To US, Iran Unveils Latest Missile During Parade

September 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. The move was...

Mexico City – New Earthquake, Magnitude 6.1, Shakes Jittery Mexico

September 23, 2017 at 10:07 PM
Mexico City -  A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast...

Washington – GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ Repeal All But Dead; McCain Deals The Blow

September 23, 2017 at 09:32 PM
Washington -  Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters. "I believe we...

Kiev – In Pictures: Rosh Hashana In Uman

September 23, 2017 at 08:49 PM
Kiev - Every year, thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews mark Rosh Hashana by traveling to Uman, Ukraine, where the founder of the Breslov hassidic dynasty Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is buried, with some 30,000 visiting the site last year. Nachman is seen as a saintly figure for his spiritual and mystical teachings, and the mass pilgrimages to his grave have dramatically increased since the end of...

United Arab Emirates – Rabbis Say Bahrain King Wants Arab Boycott Of Israel To End

September 23, 2017 at 08:30 PM
United Arab Emirates - Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain's king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip to those in attendance: the ruler of the island nation thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end. The rabbis' revelation of the king's opinion shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, however. Arab nations slowly have inched closer to Israel...

Kiev – 2 Breslov Hasidim Lightly Hurt In Grenade Explosion In Uman

September 23, 2017 at 08:15 PM
Kiev - Two Jewish pilgrims were injured by an explosion in the city of Uman some 180 kilometers south of Kyiv, Ukraine’s National Police said on Sept. 21. The blast happened at approximately at 6 a.m. local time at a garage near a crowd of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who had come to the city to pray at the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, a spiritual leader of Hasidic Judaism. A 13-year old...

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