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Providence, RI – What’s It Like To Have Ebola? US Journalist Says Body Was ‘at War’

Providence, RI — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of Liberia. In an interview with The Associated Press, he [...]


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Labor’s Miliband set to be guest speaker at pro-Palestinian dinner


What Miliband will say to lobbyists will be listened to with great care, not least of by those whom he addressed not five months ago at the Labor Friends of Israel annual lunch.
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Senegal – WHO: Number Of Ebola-Linked Cases Passes 10,000

Senegal — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in [...]


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Berlin – Germany Intelligence Chief: Number Of Islamic Extremists Growing Rapidly

Berlin — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly. Hans-Georg Maassen says his agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of a fundamentalist strain of Islam known as Salafism. Maassen told rbb-Inforadio in an interview broadcast Saturday that the number [...]


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New Delhi – India Picks Israel’s Spike Anti-tank Missile Over U.S. Javelin

New Dehli — India has opted to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defense ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32 billion rupees [...]


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New York – Gov. Cuomo Has 15-to-1 Cash Lead In NY Governor’s Race

New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining his significant cash advantage over Republican challenger Rob Astorino as the gubernatorial race enters its final weeks. Astorino, the Westchester County executive, reported Friday that he had raised $711,000 for his campaign in the past three weeks. He now has a little over $1 million in his [...]


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Sacramento, CA – Deputy Killed, Three Others Hurt In California Shooting Spree

Sacramento, CA — A California sheriff’s deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Both suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into [...]


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Jerusalem – Top Israeli Minister: ‘Crisis’ In US Relationship

Jerusalem — A top Israeli minister says there is a “crisis” in in the country’s relations with the United States that must be fixed. Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s comments Saturday came a day after U.S. officials said the Obama administration refused Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s requests to meet several top national security aides. The [...]


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Tehran – Iran Hangs Woman For Killing Her Alleged Rapist

Iran — A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared. Reyhaneh Jabbari walked to the gallows at dawn on Saturday in Tehran’s Evin prison after [...]


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Washington – US Says Palestinian Youth Killed By IDF Was American Citizen

Washington — A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank at age six. Hammad’s cousin Moath said he [...]


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