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At least seven Palestinians were killed and more than a dozen rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel yesterday in the worst violence between Israelis and Palestinians in more than two months.
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An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip killed five Palestinians belonging to the Islamic Jihad militant group, Gaza emergency medical services spokesman Adham Abu Selmeya told reporters.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet will tomorrow vote on tax changes recommended by a panel set up to deal with social grievances raised by a public protest over the high cost of living in Israel.
A Guyanese man who admitted to his role in a failed plot to blow up New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and who testified against his co- conspirators was sentenced to four years in prison.
An Israeli man who brokered black- market sales of human kidneys in the U.S. arranged transplant surgeries at medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, according to five people familiar with the case.
A purported New Jersey real estate investor was charged in an indictment with leading a $200 million Ponzi scheme that initially targeted fellow Orthodox Jews.
Libya’s new government may look beyond oil, to water, as it builds a longer-term economic future for the nation’s young population. An enormous geological store of water, the Nubian Aquifer, sits below Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan. It may hold as much as 500 years of the Nile’s flow, most of which accumulated during the Pleistocene epoch, as long as 1 million years ago, according to a United Nations project to conserve the aquifer.
A New York man admitted to brokering black-market sales of human kidneys to three Americans, becoming the first person convicted in the U.S. of organ trafficking.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city may select multiple universities as winners in his competition to open new engineering campuses to create jobs.
Israel’s TA-25 Index advanced to the highest level in almost three months, climbing 2.5 percent to 1,168.52 at the 4:30 p.m. close in Tel Aviv. The benchmark has gained 4.1 percent this week. Investors traded about 3.53 billion shekels ($977 million) of shares and convertible securities, according to bourse data.
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