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Chinese Man Dies After Guzzling 1.5 Liters Of Coca Cola In 10 Minutes

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — After reading this story people may have second thoughts about their Coca-Cola habits. A Chinese man allegedly died of a fatal gas buildup in his stomach af...

Siberian Jews Inaugurate A Huge New Jewish Education Center In Tomsk

NEW YORK (JTA) — A century ago, communists shuttered the synagogues of Tomsk, one of the oldest cities in Siberia. It was a painful blow, especially to the local community o...

Hundreds Of Iraqi Leaders Call For Normalization Of Ties With Israel

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BAGHADAD (JTA) - Hundreds of Iraqi civic leaders and activists attended a conference calling for the country to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. But Iraq’s gover...

Last Known Survivor Of Babi Yar Massacre Receives Knesset Medal

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Michael Sidko, the last known survivor of the Babyn Yar Massacre which occurred in September 1941, who made aliya to Israel in the year 2000, received a medal...

‘The Auschwitz Report’: Slovakian Film Follows Real-Life Escapees Who Tried To Warn The World

POLAND (JTA) - Were it not for Rudolph Vrba and Alfréd Wexler, would the world today know the true extent of the mass murder the Nazis inflicted during the Holocaust? The two m...

A German Police Officer Allegedly Sent Fan Mail To The Gunman Who Attacked A Synagogue On Yom Kippur

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GERMANY (JTA) - A female police officer allegedly wrote fawning letters to the imprisoned gunman who attempted to attack a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur in 2019. The...

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges In Deal With US

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NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department tha...

Frustrated Abbas Gives Israel Ultimatum In Harsh UN Address

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JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state....

China Declares All Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial di...

N. Korea Rejects South’s Calls For End-Of-War Declaration

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea rebuffed South Korea’s push for a political declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War as a way to restore peace, saying Friday such a step cou...

97-Year-Old Former Member Of Nazi Death Squad Dies At Home In Canada

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ONTARIO (JTA) - A translator for a Nazi death squad died at home in Ontario at the age of 97, ending a decades-long effort to deport him from Canada for his role in the murders of ...

Ukraine Passes Law Banning Antisemitism

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KIEV (JTA) - Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law stating that “antisemitism and its manifestations are banned” in that country. The law, which passed on Wednesday thanks to a ...

Jewish Aide To Ukraine’s President Survives Assassination Attempt

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KYIV (JTA) - A Jewish aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky survived an assassination attempt near Kyiv on Wednesday. Several shots were fired at the car of Sergey Nach...

One To Charge Them All: EU Demands Single Plug For Phones

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LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans Thursday that would require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices. The EU Commission proposed le...

China Sends 19 Fighter Jets Towards Taiwan In Show Of Force

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China sent 19 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force Thursday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pa...

Melbourne Court: Malka Leifer Must Face Trial On 70 Charges Of Child Sex Abuse

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school principal who was extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle was ordered to stand trial Thursday on 70 charges of child sex ab...

Loop Hopes To Go Mainstream With Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging __ from stainless steel ice cream containers to glass jars of soap __ is about to become more common at groceries and restaurants worldwide. Loop, a two-year-...

US Easing Foreign Travel Restrictions; Vaccinations Required

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions to the U.S. beginning in November, allowing foreigners into the country if they have proof of vaccinatio...

4 Men Charged For Shouting Antisemitic Abuse In London Through Jewish Area

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LONDON (AP) — Four men were charged Monday for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse while driving around in a convoy in north London. The suspects, all in their 20s and from the...

Counsellor: Money Possible Motive In Australia Abuse Claim

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school counsellor testified in an Australian court from Israel on Monday that she suspected two sisters had alleged they were sexually abused b...