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October 24, 2017 10:26 PM 1922 Einstein-penned note in Tokyo on joy of modest living fetches $1.56 million

JERUSALEM – A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million, the auction house said. The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to the website of Winner’s auction house. “It was an all-time 345

October 24, 2017 7:06 AM Palestine: Gazans demand release of loved ones jailed by Israel

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – Dozens of Palestinians staged a rally outside the Gaza City office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday to demand the release of loved ones imprisoned by the Israeli authorities. Meanwhile, Israeli police rounded up 51 Palestinians in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood in overnight raids Sunday 128

October 23, 2017 3:04 AM Global Pollution Is the World's Biggest Killer But the U.S. Is Better Off Than Most, Study Finds – InsideSources

Like most countries in the developed world, pollution is much less of a concern in the United States compared to lower and middle income countries around the world, according to a landmark study on air, water, soils and workplaces. One key point the study makes however is that air pollution disperses and moves globally. Thus airborne pollutants travel 156

October 7, 2017 4:25 AM Ron Smith Care Centre celebrates diversity

In September South Africa celebrated the country’s rich diversity in art, history, customs, traditions, language and food. Weeks before the heritage celebrations at Ron Smith Care Centre, residents made headbands designed with their names and countries of the origin. Although the majority of residents are South Africans, the celebrations also boasted 158

October 7, 2017 12:28 AM Spain's Lopetegui hails 'phenomenal' fans for Gerard Pique response

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said it was mission accomplished for his side after seeing them end a "tough and difficult'' week with a place in the World Cup finals, while also praising fans' response to Gerard Pique during the match. With nearest rivals Italy only able to draw at home to Macedonia, Spain assured first place in Group G after brushing aside 105

October 6, 2017 9:25 PM FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Spain secure spot in Russia as they beat Albania 3-0

Alicante: Spain stormed into the 2018 World Cup as Group G winners after producing a ruthless first half display to beat Albania 3-0 on Friday, sealing their place in Russia next summer as nearest challengers Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia. Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno marked his first international start by opening the scoring in the 16th minute 102

October 6, 2017 9:25 PM Spain qualify for World Cup as Italy held to draw by Macedonia

Spain cruised to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday to secure qualification for the World Cup and put Italy on a path for the playoffs. The win allowed Spain to move five points clear in Group G above Italy, who are now assured of finishing second, while Albania's slim hopes were extinguished. Spain's breakthrough came in the 16th minute when Rodrigo took Isco's 169

October 6, 2017 9:25 PM Spain shrug off Catalonia crisis to qualify for WC

Alicante - Spain sealed their place in next year's World Cup by routing Albania 3-0 on Friday in a match laced with political tension amidst Catalonia's drive for independence and blighted by more jeers for Gerard Pique. Pique made his 92nd appearance at international level just days after voting in a referendum on Catalan independence deemed illegal 105

September 21, 2017 11:05 PM President Trump Inside and Outside the Lines at the U.N

“Nambia’s health care system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Mr. Trump observed at a lunch on Wednesday for African leaders, kicking up a storm of derisory speculation on Twitter about whether he was conflating Namibia and Zambia or Gambia. (The White House later clarified that he meant Namibia.) “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission,” he declared Tuesday 147

September 20, 2017 1:48 AM U.N. General Assembly live updates: Afghan president welcomes plans for more U.S. troops

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani emphasizes terrorist threats and backs new U.S. strategy With his eye on domestic politics, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to New York this week hoping to return home with a promise that the U.S. president will attempt to “modify” the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program, Israeli sources said. Netanyahu 125