The truck, topped with one of the extravagant floats that symbolize the world’s most famous carnival, was at the tail end of the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parade — the first of six schools competing overnight. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year’s carnival as a chance to let off steam. In Rio especially, the thrill of hosting the Olympics six months ago has given way to the grim reality of rising crime and near bankruptcy of the state government.
18 suspects, including 4 Hamas terrorists, captured in raids across Judea and Samaria.
After a bar fight, assailant shoots Indian man for being an immigrant.
Religious students protest Women of the Wall at Western Wall plaza.
IDF soldiers sign petition supporting former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, say IDF needs to stay out of all politics.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in hospital nursery, 17 babies infected.
‘La La Land’ wins Best Picture – only to have award retracted during acceptance speech, given to ‘Moonlight’.
‘La La Land’ producer had taken the stage to accept the award before realizing that the team from ‘Moonlight’ were the real winners.