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At least 11 dead, 78 wounded in southeast Turkey car bomb blast
Local media names Kurdish PKK militia as responsible for attack near Syria, Iraq borders.
How I destroyed the chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace
The demand for recognition of the Jewish state, which Ari Shavit says he is complicit in, seeks to camouflage the fact that the only people whose right to exist is really denied is the Palestinian people.
Ministry amends Israeli civics textbook over negative description of centrist party
Textbook portrayed the rise of Yair Lapid?s Yesh Atid as a product of the moment; no amendments have been made following complaints by LGBT community and Israeli Arabs.
Jellyfish swarms correlated with full moon, electric company worker discovers
Israel Electric Corp worker found unexpected correlations between swarms of nomadica jellyfish, the temperature of the sea - and the phase of the moon.
Clearing mines amid the rubble of war
A team made up mostly of Kurdish civilians is tasked with clearing explosive devices before displaced Iraqi residents can return to their homes.
Controversial rape case judge requests change
Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.
Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates
Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.
Signs of Trump's sudden shift on immigration
The candidate insists he hasn't backpedaled on the issue, but the rhetoric last week differs from earlier tough talk.
Number of dead in Italy quake climbs, first funerals to be held
By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (Reuters) - The death toll from an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals. The civil protection department in Rome said nearly 400 people were being treated for injuries in hospitals, and local media reports said about 40 of them were in critical condition. The earth continued to tremble with aftershocks, with survivors sleeping for the second night in tents set up by emergency services.
Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey
By Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said there was no doubt that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was responsible for the attack in Sirnak province, which borders Syria and Iraq. The bombing in the town of Cizre was the latest in a series of attacks since a ceasefire with the PKK collapsed more than a year ago, and comes as Turkey tries to recover from a failed July 15 military coup.
American university attack hits at heart of Afghan liberal learning
On Wednesday evening, at least two gunmen stormed classrooms after a suspected car bomb was used to get into the walled complex, and killed seven students and a professor. The death toll could have been far higher, with most students managing to barricade themselves in classrooms or flee to safety, even if it meant breaking bones as they jumped from the second floor of a building. As security forces patrolled the 5-acre campus on Thursday and university staff visited the wounded in hospital, students weighed up the risks of returning to their education.
U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week. "They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots and the reason for that is... they had taken steps already to try and de-escalate this situation," spokesman Peter Cook told reporters. Tensions have increased in the Gulf in recent days despite an improvement in relations between Iran and the United States.
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Netflix taunts North Korea on-demand TV service on Twitter
Netflix is poking fun at North Korea's recent foray into on-demand TV, calling itself a "Manbang knockoff" on its Twitter bio. The tongue-in-cheek change to the Netflix US bio comes after Pyongyang proudly unveiled a video streaming service called Manbang ("Everywhere"), which was instantly described as a Netflix-style service by Western media. The system allows viewers with some sort of Internet access to enjoy the highly-propagandised output of its four state-run TV channels at their leisure.
Ex-Wailers members go to court over use of band's name
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name.
Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike
NEW YORK (AP) ? Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.
Dollar dips, shares touch two-week low before Yellen
By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar edged down and global shares slipped to a two-week low on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates. Investors were wary of Yellen hinting at a near-term interest rate hike, which could divert some of the liquidity that has underpinned riskier assets worldwide, though others predicted she would strike a more equivocal note. The dollar index , which tracks the currency against six major peers, slipped 0.14 percent to 94.721, while euro zone government bond yields crept up.
Schooled in the short run, central banks struggle with a long-term role
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Schooled in economic thinking that confines monetary policy to the short run, central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are grappling with a singular change: whether they can take over as guardians of long-term growth with programs that may stay in place and influence markets for decades to come.
AB InBev expects to cut three percent of jobs after SABMiller takeover
Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut some 3 percent of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller , according to takeover documents published on Friday. AB InBev is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters. The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona expects the potential job losses to take place over a three-year period.
Lotte vice chairman found dead amid probe; suicide suspected
One of the top executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the country's fifth-largest conglomerate. Lotte Group confirmed the death of Vice Chairman Lee In-won, which comes after the group was riven by a family succession feud last year and subjected in June to widespread raids by government prosecutors.
Update your iPhone: Serious vulnerabilities revealed by spyware discovery
A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has triggered a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.
WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and friend suggestions on Facebook.
Whirling disease in fish found in Banff lake a 1st in Canada, officials say
The first known Canadian case of whirling disease in fish has been found in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.
Record-breaking giant pearl found by fisherman
A massive pearl found by a Filipino fisherman and kept under his bed for 10 years is likely the world's largest at 34 kilograms (about the mass of an average 11-year-old child).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Big Short
Before the housing and credit bubble of 2007 triggers an international economic meltdown, a handful of financial outsiders sees the crash coming and bets against the big banks in a daring play that could reap them huge profits.
Set in the 1820s American frontier, this snowy thriller follows fur trapper Hugh Glass as he relentlessly seeks retribution against the companions who left him for dead in the Missouri River's icy waters after he was mauled by a bear.
James Bond continues his run of romance and foreign intrigue in this tense thriller that pits him against the global terrorist organization SPECTRE. Already battling political interference, MI6 and Bond must again take on their most implacable foe.
Revealing a string of cover-ups stretching back decades, a team of "Boston Globe" reporters exposes the Catholic Archdiocese's history of keeping reports about child molestation and other priest-initiated abuse under wraps.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
As the dystopian franchise reaches its powerful conclusion, Katniss Everdeen -- flanked by her allies from District 13 -- embarks on a quest to liberate the oppressed citizens of Panem by assassinating ruthless President Snow.
The Hateful Eight
In Quentin Tarantino's stylish Western set in post-Civil War Wyoming, eight travelers stranded at a stagecoach way station -- including bounty hunters, outlaws and former soldiers -- become enmeshed in a duplicitous plot as a savage blizzard rages outside.
1963: Reborn Jew and Freakonomics co-father is born
Stephen Dubner barely knew what a Jew was, and isn't an economist but became famous for his religious rebirth and his analysis.
Orthodox dominance surprises advisers of Israel's new Diaspora outreach program
Former Israeli minister Yossi Beilin tells Haaretz he's not opposed to gist of the plan, but to any involvement of 'extremist' groups.
Portion of the Week: The ultimate sin
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