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Picture of Two Dead Gaza Children Wins World Press Photo Prize

By Reuters

A photograph of two dead children, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike on Gaza City, won the top World Press Photo prize on Friday for Swedish photographer Paul Hansen of newspaper Dagens Nyheter.Read More


Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Signs Deal for 'Dot Complicated' Memoir

By Reuters

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is writing a memoir about her years at the social network website where she was once director of marketing, publisher HarperCollins said on Thursday.Read More


Prisoner X Kin Offered Millions in Compensation by Israel

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel recently signed an agreement to pay several million shekels in compensation to the family of Ben Zygier, the Prisoner X who committed suicide in Ayalon Prison in December 2010.Read More


Frank Lautenberg Won't Seek Reelection

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, at 89 the Senate’s oldest member, said on Thursday that he will not seek re-election next year.Read More


Chuck Hagel Vote Blocked for Now, Sparking Democratic Anger

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be U.S. defense secretary went into political limbo on Thursday as Republicans stepped up blocking tactics and Democrats accused them of putting the country at risk by delaying the filling of a major security post.Read More


Fracking Must Wait for Year in New York

By Reuters

The fracking debate in New York state is hitting new heights as regulators delay a final decision on the controversial natural gas production method, but it looks increasingly clear that it will be a year - if ever - before drilling begins again.Read More


Ronald Dworkin, Legal Scholar, Dies at 81

By Reuters

American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, the man behind some of the most influential theories of law and morality in modern jurisprudence, died on Thursday. He was 81.Read More


Anti-Arab Vandals Hit Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery

By Reuters

Vandals spray-painted “Death to the Arabs” and anti-Muslim graffiti on graves in a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.Read More


Barack Obama and Democrats Plead for Action on Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made an impassioned appeal on Thursday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense, as Republicans said he might not get the 60 votes needed to overcome roadblocks preventing a vote on his confirmation.Read More


Prisoner X Spy Scandal Shines Light on Jewish Immigrants in Israel

By Reuters

The jailhouse suicide of suspected Israeli double agent Prisoner X spotlights the Mossad’s recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy using their native passports.Read More


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