Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in Judaism, and it only happened thanks to a prayer service that was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Decades ago their families, who came from the same city in Poland, […]

Wooden toy boat washes ashore on Lake Superior after 27 years adrift

Article content On Oct. 7, a small wooden boat drifted ashore on Lake Superior, leaving locals with a puzzling mystery. The Apostle Islands National Seashore in Wisconsin, a U.S. National Parks service, said the red, white, and blue boat was found with a message inscribed on its hull. “I am traveling to the ocean. Please […]

Belarus election: President Lukashenko faces toughest test in years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Polls have opened in Belarus, although many votes were cast early Voters have begun casting their ballots in Belarus in a choice between five-term President Alexander Lukashenko and a political novice who represents his toughest challenge in many years. Mr Lukashenko is still tipped to win, but he faces a […]

Adele Fights Back Tears Honoring Victims Of Grenfell Tower Fire 3 Years Later

Adele is lending her voice once again to support the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire on the third anniversary of the deadly blaze.  The “Hello” singer appeared in a virtual memorial service on Sunday commemorating the lives lost in the fire at the 24-story high-rise in London, which killed 72 people in June 2017 […]

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years on sex crime convictions

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years on sex crime convictions in New York on Wednesday. That sentence includes 20 years for criminal sexual assault in the first degree, which stems from an accusation from former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haley, and three years for rape in the third degree, which stems from an […]

Hamas allows rival Fatah to mark anniversary in Gaza rally for 1st time in 7 years – National

Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza on Wednesday to mark the 55th anniversary of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. The territory’s Hamas rulers permitted the event for the first time in years. The militant Islamic group Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip by force from the Fatah-led Palestinian […]

Threat Of Wildfires Not Enough To Cancel Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks : NPR

Australian authorities say the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled for environmental concerns. Brendan Esposito /AP hide caption toggle caption Brendan Esposito /AP Australian authorities say the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled for environmental […]

50 years in the making, Kingston officials broke ground on the third bridge crossing – Kingston

It’s being called a historic day in Kingston. Fifty years after it was first imagined, officials broke ground Monday on the third bridge crossing over the Cataraqui River. The “in-water” construction work cleared its final hurdle earlier this month when a detailed impact assessment was approved by the federal government. “It’s clear that this bridge […]

Five men who drugged and gang-raped Brit mum, 50, are jailed for total of 36 years – World News

Five men who drugged and gang raped a British mother and shared a video of the attack on WhatsApp have been jailed for a total of 36 years by an Italian court. The 50-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was targeted with a date rape drug on the last day of her […]

Ambassador David Friedman: Trump kept this key promise on Israel exactly 2 years ago – Unlike his predecessors

Exactly two years ago Friday, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise his three predecessors had failed to keep: he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the U.S. Embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Our new embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, on Israel’s Independence Day – 70 […]