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To combat BDS, coalition aims to block foreign gov't funding of political NGOs

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The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

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The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya


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Airport a high-profile target for terrorists, says PM Lee

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MIT Student On Mission To Keep Syrian Refugees Warm

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Hema Malini On Stepson Sunny Deol: 'We Share A Beautiful Relationship'

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New York rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

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New York rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds


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Master portrait painter Marc Klionsky dies at 90

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  • To combat BDS, coalition aims to block foreign gov't funding of political NGOs
    To combat BDS, coalition aims to block foreign gov't funding of political NGOs

    , jpost.com

    The coalition is working on legislation that would prevent foreign governments from donating to political NGOs, coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud) said Tuesday.The proposal is a new tactic in the coalition’s legislative fight against NGOs that call for boycotts or seek to put IDF soldiers on trial for war crimes, with a bill that goes to the source of their funding, as opposed to the organizations themselves
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  • To combat BDS, coalition aims to block foreign gov't funding of political NGOs
    To combat BDS, coalition aims to block foreign gov't funding of political NGOs

    , jpost.com

    The coalition is working on legislation that would prevent foreign governments from donating to political NGOs, coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud) said Tuesday.The proposal is a new tactic in the coalition’s legislative fight against NGOs that call for boycotts or seek to put IDF soldiers on trial for war crimes, with a bill that goes to the source of their funding, as opposed to the organizations themselves
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    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Israel | 

Sports

  • Digby Ioane leaves Crusaders for fulltime career in Japan
    Digby Ioane leaves Crusaders for fulltime career in Japan

    , stuff.co.nz

    Former Wallabies wing Digby Ioane will not return to the Super Rugby title winning Crusaders in 2018 and will stay in Japan with Robbie Deans' Panasonic Wild Knights club. Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson said Ioane and the Crusaders had reached a mutual decision that staying in Japan was best for the 32-year-old. Ioane, who earned 35 caps for Australia from 2007 to 2013, played just three Super Rugby games for the Crusaders in 2017, scoring one try against the Western Force
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    Places: New Zealand |  Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan | 

Business

  • IBM reports marginal dip in quarterly revenue
    IBM reports marginal dip in quarterly revenue

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: International Business Machines Corp's quarterly revenue slipped again as weak demand in the company's technology services business outweighed growth in its strategic areas that include cloud and security services. The company's net income fell to US$2.73 billion, or US$2.92 per share, in the third-quarter ended Sept. 30, from US$2.85 billion, or US$2.98 per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 0
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    Tags: Trade |  International Trade | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Health

  • Donald Trump's New Drug Price Promise May Have Negative Impact On India
    Donald Trump's New Drug Price Promise May Have Negative Impact On India

    , ndtv.com

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have negative implications for India. Trump told his Cabinet members at a meeting at the White House on Monday that the prices of prescription drugs in the US have gone through the roof
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  • MIT Student On Mission To Keep Syrian Refugees Warm
    MIT Student On Mission To Keep Syrian Refugees Warm

    , boston.cbslocal.com

    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The fighting in Syria has displaced thousands of people, and with winter coming, the plight of some of them may only get worse. A local college student is trying to help some of those refugees with a low cost sleeping bag he wants to distribute across the Middle East. The MIT sophomore came up with the design in his dorm room
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    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Students | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Northeast |  New England |  Massachusetts | 

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Science & Nature

  • Mumbai Police joins hands with CERE and firm to address water shortage in Naigaum
    Mumbai Police joins hands with CERE and firm to address water shortage in Naigaum

    , indianexpress.com

    HOPING to show that water crisis can be resolved through the use of low-tech and simple technology, the Naigaum Armed Police Headquarters has implemented a successful rainwater harvesting project that has earned much appreciation this monsoon. The Mumbai Police, the Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) and a sponsor firm came together to address the water shortage in Naigaum with a long-term, permanent solution — rainwater harvesting
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    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Tags: Natural environment |  Water | 
    Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Maharashtra |  Konkan |  Mumbai |  Salsette Island | 

Life & Style

  • Hema Malini On Stepson Sunny Deol: 'We Share A Beautiful Relationship'
    Hema Malini On Stepson Sunny Deol: 'We Share A Beautiful Relationship'

    , ndtv.com

    New Delhi: Highlights Hema Malini is Dharmendra's second wife He was the first person to see me during my accident: Hema Malini Hema Malini's biography was launched on Monday Hema Malini's biography Beyond The Dream Girlwas launched by Deepika Padukone in Mumbai on the occasion of the actresses' 69th birthday. The event was also attended by her daughter Esha and Ahana Deol
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    Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Mumbai | 

Motoring

  • Shah Rukh Khan And Hyundai Wishes A No Crackers Diwali
    Shah Rukh Khan And Hyundai Wishes A No Crackers Diwali

    , ndtv.com

    The biggest festival on the Indian calendar is upon us and as wishes pour in from all four corners for Diwali, carmakers are taking this opportunity to also send across a more eco-friendly greeting. Hyundai India in fact has done just that. The company's brand ambassador, Shah Rukh Khan, in a video message has requested people to stay away from crackers this Diwali
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Motoring | 
    Tags: Holidays |  Diwali |  Vehicle Manufacturers |  Hyundai | 
    Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |