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Pope honours victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

Pope Francis paid tribute Sunday to Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near-extermination of its centuries-old Jewish communit...

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Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria's coast, Israel's military s...

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Israeli airforce chief to present findings of Syria incident – Israeli military

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's airforce chief, Major-General Amikam Norkin, will fly to Moscow on Thursday to present Israel's findings after an incident in which a Russian military plane was downe...

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis dismisses news reports of widening rift with Donald Trump; says ‘...

Washington: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday dismissed recent news reports that tensions between him and President Donald Trump point to his exit soon. Asked by a reporter whether such re...

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Israeli police shoot suspected attacker in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man was shot on Tuesday by Israeli police who said he tried to stab a Jewish worshiper near Damascus Gate outside the walled Old City on Yom Kippur, the holiest ...

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Ahead of Yom Kippur, ultra-Orthodox Jews cast out sins with chickens and water

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Waving chickens above their heads, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel performed the ritual of "kaparot" ahead of Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the Jewish calendar, which begin...

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Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such,[ii] and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea.