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Why an Orthodox Jew is fighting the construction of a Holocaust memorial in Ukraine
Meylakh Sheykhet, who grew up in Soviet Lviv, worries that the remnants of a once-thriving community will be turned into a tourist trap.

State comptroller suspects Netanyahu ?of criminal behavior in Bibi-Tours affair
Joseph Shapira finally releases report detailing suspicion of doubling billing and diversion of funds, relating to PM?s time as foreign minister in 2003-2005

Study: 15 percent of LGBT women humiliated by Israeli medical staff
LGBT women ask for medical services less than straight women, and when they do ask they often encounter a humiliating attitude, data indicates.

New bilingual magazine finds common language between Germans and Israelis
Biannual publication Aviv, featuring both German and Hebrew, is a celebration of bilinguality. Its German and Israeli coeditors describe their labor of liebe.


Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

U.S. Navy LT. JG Dylon Porlas uses binoculars to look through the window of a U.S. Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion patrol aircraft from Sigonella, Sicily, Sunday, May 22, 2016, searching the area in the Mediterranean Sea where the Egyptair flight 804 en route from Paris to Cairo went missing on May 19. Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner Friday but face a potentially more complex task in locating bigger pieces of wreckage and the black boxes vital to determining why the plane plunged into the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)CAIRO (AP) ? Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Kelly Hoggan, head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, is seen in an undated picture from the Transportation Security AdministrationWASHINGTON (AP) ? A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

$30M donation brought NFL another crisis of credibility

NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL DraftThe NFL has done some important work making football safer, from the pro level on down. Yet it continues to destroy any chance for that narrative.

Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at the union's 2016 International Convention, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary.

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Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting him

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, VietnamBy Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes. Obama announced on Monday that Washington was scrapping its embargo on the sale of lethal arms to Vietnam, clearing the biggest hurdle remaining between two countries that have been drawn together by concern over China's military build-up. Critics said that by removing the ban, a vestige of the Vietnam War, Washington had put concerns about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea first and given up a critical lever to push Hanoi for an improvement in human rights.

EgyptAir remains point to blast, no explosives traces so far: forensics

Recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea are seen in this still image taken from videoHuman remains retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight suggest that there was an explosion on board the plane, although no traces of explosives have been detected, an Egyptian forensics official and investigation sources said on Tuesday. The official based his assessment on the small size of body parts so far recovered from the Mediterranean Sea, where EgyptAir flight 804 crashed on Thursday. ?The size of the remains points towards an explosion, the biggest part was the size of a palm,? the forensics official said, adding that about 23 bags of body parts had been collected since Sunday.

Iraq forces shell Falluja for second day; U.N. concerned for civilians

Members of the Iraqi security forces load a machine gun near FallujaBy Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad. As the government sought to ease international concerns about the risk to civilians, residents in the city, 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital, reported sporadic shelling around the city centre, but said it was less intense than on Monday. Some 100,000 civilians are estimated to be in Falluja which, in January 2014, became the first Iraqi city to be captured by Islamic State, six months before the group declared its caliphate.

In Iran, dividends of nuclear deal are slow to appear

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in IslamabadBy Samia Nakhoul and Richard Mably TEHRAN (Reuters) - Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration. An opaque business environment in Iran and political uncertainty in the United States are to blame. Tehran?s hotels are buzzing with businessmen keen for a slice of a big new emerging market, more industrially developed than most oil and gas-rich nations but isolated since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that turned Iran into a pariah state for most of the West and many of its Middle Eastern neighbors.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:

Writings by Mother Teresa to be published in August

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1993, file photo Mother Teresa, head of Missionaries of Charity, is photographed, in New Delhi, India. A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August 2016, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) ? A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized.

Helen Hunt mistaken for Jodie Foster by barista

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, Helen Hunt arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. In a Twitter post on May 23, 2016, Hunt wrote that she was mistaken for fellow actress Jodie Foster at a Starbucks. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)Helen Hunt says a confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster.

UK actor Ian McKellen: 'India needs to grow up' about gays

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, British actor Ian McKellen poses in front of beach huts on the Deauville promenade during the 41st American Film Festival in Deauville, western France. McKellen is quoted by a Mumbai newspaper Tuesday, May 24, 2016 as saying that ?India needs to grow up? regarding its attitudes toward homosexuality. The actor was in the west coast Indian city this week to promote the British Film Industry?s ?Shakespeare on Film? series coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare?s death. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)MUMBAI, India (AP) ? British actor Ian McKellen has criticized India's use of a British colonial law to crack down on homosexuals, saying in an interview with a Mumbai newspaper published Tuesday that "India needs to grow up."


Asian stocks near 11-week lows, dollar bounces on Fed rate view

A man walks past a display of the Nikkei average and other market indices outside a brokerage in TokyoAsian shares stumbled to near 2-1/2-month lows on Tuesday and the U.S. dollar pared some of its recent losses as investors worried about the likelihood of a U.S. interest rate increase in coming weeks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.5 percent, taking its losses to more than 7 percent so far this month and nearing its lowest levels since March 9. "The market seems to be taking a cautious stance ahead of the Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech later this week," said Jung Sung-yoon, a foreign exchange analyst at Hyundai Futures.

G7 to examine economic risk, vow policy mix to spur growth: sources

G7 foreign ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, JapanLeaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies will examine potential risks to the global economy when they gather this week for their summit in western Japan, government sources told Reuters. While the global economy was not at a critical stage, uncertainty was rising and the G7 leaders were expected to promote a combination of monetary, fiscal and structural policies to spur growth in their communique, the sources, who were not authorized to speak to the media, said. With Britain and Germany resisting calls for fiscal stimulus, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to urge the G7 leaders to adopt a flexible fiscal policy, taking into account each country's own situation, the sources said.

Financial tech startups compete for overlooked U.S. immigrant market

Noe Sanchez shows off the Remitly app that he uses to send money to his family in Mexico in this photo taken in San Francisco, CaliforniaFor two decades, Noe Sanchez sent money from California to his father in Mexico City through storefront outlets of traditional remittance firms such as Western Union. Now he grabs his smartphone and uses Remitly, one of several new competing mobile apps promoting cheap and quick international transfers. Founded in 2011 and backed by Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos's venture capital arm, Remitly is among a vanguard of financial technology, or fintech, companies targeting what they view as an underserved immigrant market - traditionally disregarded as high-risk and low-margin.

Oil falls for fifth day as focus returns to growing exports

File photo of pump jacks at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of KogalymOil fell for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday on rising production from major exporters, and as the dollar strengthened. Iraq's oil output has reached 4.7 million barrels per day (bpd) and exports are running at a record 3.9 million bpd, the state-run Iraqi Media Network reported on Tuesday, citing Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema. "Iraq's production is up and Iran talked about increasing to 2.2 million barrels per day and there's no way that OPEC is going to limit production rises," said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets.

 CBC Technology & Science

Facebook will stop relying on news outlets to determine Trending Topics

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a Trending Topic on the giant social network following a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

'We're not about those golf claps': Why the Street Fighter e-sports community likes to keep it loud
Toryuken PR Balrog vs Chi-Rithy

The fighting game community is known for its passion and excitement, but that same rowdiness frequently shown by the video game players has also been the cause of a few growing pains as the scene expands, the CBC's Jonathan Ore writes.

Clues to origins of life may be found in Sudbury, Ont. crater
big impact

A research team from Dublin?s Trinity College have found geological clues in Sudbury, Ont. that may help unlock more secrets of life?s origins.

Man-eating Nile crocodiles found roaming Florida swamps
Nile Crocodile Florida

Step aside, Burmese python ? you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there.

 Netflix Top 10

The Martian

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

San Andreas

In the wake of a cataclysmic California earthquake, a search-and-rescue chopper pilot and his ex-wife embark on a perilous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco in hopes of saving their daughter.

Jurassic World

Once a popular, state-of-the-art dinosaur-themed attraction, Jurassic Park has fallen behind the times. In response, the owners decide to design a bold new exhibit, but the terror it inspires becomes all too real after the technology malfunctions.

Bridge of Spies

At the height of the Cold War in 1960, the downing of an American spy plane and the pilot's subsequent capture by the Soviets draws Brooklyn attorney James Donovan into the middle of an intense effort to secure the aviator's release.


Unassuming CIA analyst Susan Cooper is far from being a James Bond type, but when she's thrust into the field to investigate the disappearance of her partner, she turns into an improbable superspy.

The Intern

Agreeing to participate in a community outreach program, e-commerce entrepreneur Jules Ostin hires a 70-year-old intern -- who ends up bringing his special brand of business savvy to her fashion enterprise.


Single and successful, Amy has no intention of settling down -- or even going on a second date -- until she meets the subject of her next magazine piece, a handsome doctor. Confronted with a real-life good guy, she begins to reconsider bachelorhood.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

With both their countries threatened by a powerful global crime cartel, the CIA's Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin must work together in this Cold War thriller inspired by the classic 1960s TV series.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Legendary superspy Ethan Hunt pushes his mental and physical capabilities to the limit once again as he accepts another ridiculously dangerous assignment in this explosive globe-trotting sequel.

 Jewish World

Unearthing Bob Dylan?s forgotten pro-Israel song
Written in the wake of the 1982 Lebanon war, Dylan?s song 'Neighborhood Bully' equates Israel with an 'exiled man,' who is unjustly labeled a bully for fending off constant attacks.

Russian-Jewish billionaire to leave fortune to charity, not his kids
Mikhail Fridman, Russia's second richest man and a major patron of Jewish culture and right-wing Israeli politics, says his children would be better off without his money.

Why an Orthodox Jew is fighting the construction of a Holocaust memorial in Ukraine
Meylakh Sheykhet, who grew up in Soviet Lviv, worries that the remnants of a once-thriving community will be turned into a tourist trap.

Without Hebrew, Jews can't fully immerse in Jewish culture and religion
It is language that provides the link with a nation?s past, thereby allowing for continuity of national culture, norms and worldviews.

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