‘Restore integrity to UNESCO’

Culture Minister's letter to new UNESCO director Audrey Azoulay expresses hope she will end rampant anti-Israel bias at organization.

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Five dead in accident near Chabad House in Ukraine

SUV rams into crowd of people in the center of Kharkiv. Police say the incident was not terror-related.

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Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had ...
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‘This can’t be women just speaking up’: Men respond to #MeToo, pledging #HowIWillChange

Horrified by the tales of sexual assault and harassment women have been sharing online, men share how they intend to ...
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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange closes with fourth consecutive gain

Business in Brief | Wobi CEO inexplicably axed by parent company White Mountains Insurance ■ Frutarom acquires Thai flavors company ...
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After Netanyahu talks, Kerry says Israeli-Palestinian strife may ease

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in BerlinBy Arshad Mohammed BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian violence that has killed nearly 60 people this month. Speaking to reporters after about four hours of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerry said he thought there were steps that could reduce the violence and said they needed to be discussed with Jordanian and Palestinian officials. “I would characterize that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism that there may be … a way to defuse the situation and begin to find a way forward,” Kerry told reporters after he met Netanyahu at a Berlin hotel.

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Iraq set for cholera vaccine campaign amid fear of international spread: WHO

Iraqi medical staff work in a vehicle during a vaccination campaign against cholera at a makeshift camp housing displaced Iraqis who fled the violence in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, on September 21, 2015Iraq plans to hold a mass vaccination campaign to halt a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people amid fears it could spread among refugees in the region and beyond, the World Health Organization said Thursday. “We are going to start a vaccination campaign to try to prevent a further spread of the disease,” Dominique Legros, head of WHO’s cholera unit, told reporters. Iraq has confirmed 1,811 cases of the acute diarrhoeal disease since early September across 15 of the country’s 18 governorates, including most recently in the northern autonomous Kurdish region.

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Canada mourns terror attack dead, one year on

This October 22, 2014 photo shows police at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, CanadaCanadians gathered Thursday at the national war memorial in solemn remembrance of an honor guard shot dead a year ago by an Islamist gunman who went on to storm parliament, and another soldier killed in rural Quebec. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was joined by prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau in laying a wreath in the latter’s first official public appearance since Monday’s legislative elections swept his Liberals into power. “We will not allow threats to shape us, nor bow to those who mean to undermine our values and way of life,” Trudeau said in a statement.

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