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Malaysia’s Anti-Semitic Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Resigns

MALAYSIA (JTA) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed Israel for the unrest in the Middle East, has resigned. Mohamad, th...

Amid China Virus Fears, Even A Haircut Is A Major Operation

BEIJING (AP) — Need a trim in Beijing? You might have to wait. Even getting a haircut has become a challenge in China now that most barbershops are temporarily shut to avoid pub...

Car Hits Crowd At Carnival In German Town; Dozens Injured

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small German town Monday, injuring dozens of people including children, police said. ...

China Reports More Cases, 150 More Deaths From New Virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China on Monday reported 409 new cases of a new virus, putting its national total past 77,000. It also reported a jump in the number of deaths, with 15...

Japan Reports 3rd Cruise Ship Death, 57 More Infected

TOKYO (AP) — A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus died on Sunday, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess, Japan's health...

China’s Xi Says Epidemic ‘Grim,’ Calls For Action On Economy

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and preven...

Doubling Down On Anti-semitic Displays, Belgian Parade Features Costumes Of Orthodox Jews With Insect Bodies

AALST, Belgium (JTA) — Caricatures of Jews, including ones depicting them as ants, were prominently displayed at this city’s annual parade. The displays came a year after the Je...

Ryanair CEO Criticized For Singling Out Muslim Men As Threat

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is facing criticism for suggesting Muslim men should be singled out for extra scrutiny at airports. The boss of the Irish b...

Ex-Priest In Poland Indicted On Hate Speech, Holocaust-Denial Charges

POLAND (JNS) — The District Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Wrocław, Poland, indicted former priest Jacek Miedlar on hate speech and Holocaust-denial charges. Another charge ...

China Suspends More Penalties On US Goods After Trade Truce

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global ec...

US: Taliban’s ‘Reduction Of Violence’ Deal To Start Tonight

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, w...

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From...

Buenos Aires Holocaust Museum Debuts First Holocaust Survivor Holograms In Spanish

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — After a two-year expansion and modernization, the Buenos Aires Holocaust museum has reopened to the public and now allows visitors to virtually talk...

Public Square In Rio Named For Late Lubavitcher Rebbe

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A public square in Rio de Janeiro was named for the late Lubavitcher Rebbe three decades after the first Chabad center was opened in Brazil’s second-largest ...

Ukrainians Hurl Stones At Evacuees From China

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opp...

Many Accused Jewish Pedophiles In US Flee To Israel, CBS Report Finds

NEW YORK (JTA) - Many Americans accused of sexually abusing children flee to Israel to escape justice — and bringing them back can be tough. Those are the findings of a CBS News...

Israel Calls On Belgium To Scrap Parade Over Anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday called on Belgium to scrap this weekend's annual Carnival parade after last year's featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures. The carniv...

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the human...

Hong Kong Volunteers Make Homemade Masks To Combat Virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who ca...

UK’s Johnson Under Fire For Flood Response As More Rain Due

LONDON (AP) — LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Thursday that more rain will bring the risk of “significant flooding" in the coming days, as people in central England and Wale...