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  • Activists committed to Palestinian rights sail toward the Gaza Strip

     
    Palestinians: Two boats, one Canadian and the other Irish, left Turkish shores Wednesday sailing toward the Gaza Strip to try to break a five-year-long Israeli blockade....
  • Israeli Orthodox rabbi indicted on sexual assault charges

     
    Israeli authorities have indicted a prominent Orthodox rabbi on five counts of sexual assault and abuse of authority, including two counts involving a minor student. The rabbi, Mordechai Elon, 51, has denied the allegations....
  • Many Iranians didn't fast for Ramadan, police chief says

     
    Ramadan in Tehran: Iran’s police chief estimates that as many as half of Tehran’s citizens eschewed fasting during the month of Ramadan, the Iranian media reported Monday....
  • UNESCO grants Palestinians full membership

     
    UNESCO accepts Palestinians as members: UNESCO voted overwhelmingly Monday to accept the Palestinian Authority as a member. The vote sets the agency on a confrontational path with the U.S....
  • World Book Night is coming to the U.S.

     
    World Book Night, so far a UK-only celebration of free book giveaways, will debut in the US in 2012....
  • Afghanistan: Attack targeting U.N. refugee agency kills five

     
    Attack in Afghanistan. An insurgent attack near a U.N. compound in the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar killed at least five people on Monday....
  • The Marling Menu-Master

     
    "The Marling Menu-Master for France" is a comprehensive manual for translating the French menu into American English....
  • WEST BANK: Palestinians start pro-U.N. bid activities

     
    The Palestinian support group for the United Nations bid to gain statehood recognition announced Saturday a series of activities that would reach a peak when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 23....
  • Huge new boreal forest preserve in Manitoba

     
    Efforts to combat climate change and diminishing wildlands have increasingly focused on the vast belt of northern forest that rings the globe south of the Arctic. The boreal forest is a vast repository of stored carbon and, in much of......
  • ISRAEL: A controversial shale project and energy security

     
    The suspension of Egyptian gas supply to Israel has lighted a fire under the feet of Israeli officials, businessmen and shareholders trying to assess how events in Egypt will affect Israel's energy economy. Initial assessments that it is in Egypt's......
  • Tours spotlight Los Angeles' historic homes

     
    Some upcoming tours are providing rare peeks inside some of Los Angeles' most famous houses, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Millard House (also called La Miniatura, above), Wright's Hollyhock House, the Ron Burkle-owned Green Acres and the iconic...