Man dead in bridge collapse in Bnei Brak

Bridge collapses on truck near the Geha interchange on Highway 4.

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FBI arrests man who planned to detonate bomb in Oklahoma City

FBI arrests Oklahoma man for trying to detonate a vehicle bomb at a bank in downtown Oklahoma City.

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ADL chief: Trump’s failure to denounce ‘alt-right’ to blame for Charlottesville

U.S. president's approval to white supremacists was 'not a subtle dog whistle, but like a bullhorn' for them to join ...
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Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long ...
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Girl killed after car rams into sidewalk cafe outside of Paris

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Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer kicked off GoDaddy domain platform

Neo-Nazi site loses domain rights after article smearing victim of ramming attack at racist white supremacist rally.

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Abbas warns of legal action on Israel settlements before Kerry visit

Palestinians wave their national flag as they await the release of Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem on December 31, 2013Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Tuesday of legal and diplomatic action to stop Israeli settlement expansion, on the eve of a new peace mission by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Abbas's warning came after Israel freed 26 prisoners earlier in the day, as part of US-brokered peace talks, which Kerry hopes to reinvigorate during his visit. The release prompted celebration among Palestinians, who welcomed the prisoners back into the West Bank and Gaza Strip after they had spent two to three decades in Israeli jails. But as Kerry geared up for his 10th visit since March, an anticipated announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government of further settlement construction looked set to cast a new cloud over the talks.


Jordan assumes U.N. Security Council chair as conflicts persist

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Jordan takes over the U.N. Security Council presidency on Wednesday, the first day of its two-year stint on a 15-nation body struggling to cope with conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Mali and elsewhere. Jordan will join Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria on the council until December 31, 2015. The U.N. General Assembly elected Amman in early December as a replacement for Saudi Arabia after Riyadh turned down the seat in protest at the council’s failure to end the Syrian war and act on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other Middle East issues. Although Jordan was a last-minute stand-in for the Saudi kingdom, Amman’s U.N. ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, has a reputation at the United Nations for his outspoken stance on human rights issues, U.N. diplomats say.