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Alligator who survived WW2 bombing raid, Cold War dies at 84

Rumors were abound that the alligator may have spent some years as part of Adolf Hitler's personal collection.

24/05/2020
Scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

More than 4,000 planets have been discovered orbiting stars beyond our solar system.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
Colombian director films quarantine comedy 'The Bathroom' with phones

Colombian director Harold Trompetero, who has directed 21 films and produced another 30, is now tackling an unusual project amid a nationwide coronavirus quarantine that has his actors stuck at home.

By REUTERS
16/05/2020
Roy Horn of Las Vegas magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies of COVID-19

Fischbacher and Horn, who were both born in Germany, co-founded their stage act after meeting on a cruise ship in the late 1950s before bringing the show to Las Vegas in 1967.

By REUTERS
09/05/2020
Yair Netanyahu is now a far-right German politician's poster boy

Netanyahu was criticizing a joint Israeli-Palestinian ceremony on Israel’s Memorial Day that was funded by the EU.

By BEN SALES/JTA
07/05/2020
10 Facts About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, has evolved as a celebration of Mexican heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/05/2020
Comedian Elayne Boosler says cousin wrongfully buried in Catholic cemetery

Comedian Elayne Boosler said a Brooklyn nursing home did not notify relatives of her 83-year-old cousin’s death and buried the remains in a Catholic cemetery rather than her Jewish family plot.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
05/05/2020
Adam Nahoum, dressed as a Stormtrooper, in Jerusalem
10 Facts About the 'Star Wars' Universe for May the 4th

May 4 is celebrated around the world as "Star Wars Day."

By AARON REICH , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/05/2020
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at state dinner, Great Hall, 2017
China mocks US coronavirus response in Lego-like animation

The short, titled 'Once Upon a Virus', is part of a war of words between the US and China over the disease's origins, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.

By REUTERS
02/05/2020
SECURITY SURVEILLANCE monitors. Privacy advocates argue that even if the official transfer of data d
Utah ends surveillance service over firm's ties to KKK, synagogue shooting

Patton drove the car as a Klan leader and shot out the windows of the synagogue with a semi-automatic weapon.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/05/2020
Alaska school district removes ‘Catch 22’ from curriculum

Teachers will no longer be able to teach ‘The Great Gatsby,’ 'Catch 22' and other important works in their classrooms.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/04/2020
London Orthodox school redacted books to hide monarchs’ immodest behavior

A haredi Orthodox girls high school in London redacted history books to cover up what it considers the immodest behavior of British monarchs.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/04/2020
Toilet paper
US toilet paper hunters on a roll as stores restock after shortages

About 48% of US grocery stores were out of stock of toilet paper for some part of the day on April 19, the latest date for which figures were available.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Egypt calls to censor social media after TikTok star, belly dancer jailed

Instagram and TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam, 20, is under 15 days detention for a post encouraging women to broadcast videos in exchange for money

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
German doctors pose nude online to protest lack of protective masks, gowns

The naked doctors said that outpatient and general practice care for COVID-19 patients was as important as hospital care, putting them on the frontline in the fight to contain the coronavirus.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, that the zoo said on April 5, 2020 has te
'Tiger King' LGBTQ zoo-keeper hopes fame aids the gender pronoun debate

Throughout the series the good-natured keeper is referred to as "she" despite identifying as male since childhood.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Sand cat suspected of dying from coronavirus at Ramat Gan Safari

Once at the Pathological Institute, the sand cat was sent to the department of virology after initial testing showed a "high likelyhood" of coronavirus, based on the cat's initial symptoms.

English-speaking comedian Benji Lovitt
How the coronavirus has triggered a flood of Jewish comedy

As the COVID-19 outbreak kills thousands, gags, memes and funny videos are spreading even faster than the virus itself. We might be scared, but we seem determined to carry on laughing.

By PAULA SLIER
07/05/2020
Two sisters die a century apart, both from global pandemics

Selma Esther Ryan, 96, passed away on April 14, and was one of five residents who had contracted the coronavirus while living in an assisted living home in Austin Texas.

By CELIA JEAN
22/04/2020
Coronavirus: US hip-hop community joins the fight

"We can turn the tide in our community," said rapper Ice-T, who will be taking part along with rappers Chuck D, Nas, Kurtis Blow, Biz Markie, and Kid N Play.

By REUTERS
21/04/2020
Empty bottle and the glass of beer on wooden table
Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

The CO2 in beer and soft drinks is a byproduct of ethanol production, which has gone down significantly since the pandemic began, as roads have been largely empty across the US.

By REUTERS
18/04/2020
Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift cancels all 2020 shows to curb spread of coronavirus

The singer invited her audience to ‘Shake it Off’ next year and urged them to stay safe and healthy.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/04/2020
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo
Twitter users think of #How2020CouldGetWorse

The novel coronavirus, and perhaps the many hours spent at home, led to web users around the world suggest funny videos and pics under the novel hashtag.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/04/2020
5G: Dutch telecommunications towers damaged by 5G protestors

The Telegraaf reported that arsonists had left an anti-5G slogan spray-painted at the scene of one attack.

By REUTERS
12/04/2020
'Covid,' 'Quarantine' suggested names for newborn animals in Colombian zoo

The potential names are also being considered for a white-tailed deer born just over a fortnight ago.

By REUTERS
10/04/2020
Mississippi police us
Louisiana police enforces lock-down with ‘The Purge’ siren

The 2013 film depicts a fictional reality in which each year, there is a 12-hour period during which all crimes are legal and people stay at home to be safe.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
A couple share a romantic glass of champagne in the Golan Heights
Facebook launches new chat app for couples

"A private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves."

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
People in Denmark stock up on sex toys for coronavirus lockdown

Sinful said sales of a 10-day love challenge for couples rose more than four-fold since mid-March compared with the same period before the lockdown.

By REUTERS
11/04/2020
Crime scene [illustrative]
Illinois man shoots wife, commits suicide, fearing coronavirus

The woman was shot in the back of the head whereas the man’s injury was self-inflicted.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Russian space agency: Trump is paving way to taking over other planets

Roscosmos said the executive order on commercial mining in space put the United States at odds with the notion of space belonging to all humanity.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
UK says 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is disgusting fake nonsense

The conspiracy theory that 5G mobile telecommunications masts play a role in spreading the novel coronavirus is disgusting fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/04/2020
baby
Central Indian couple names their twin babies 'Covid' and 'Corona'

"The virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits. Thus, we thought about these names."

By CELIA JEAN
04/04/2020
Crime scene [illustrative]
Italian man allegedly murders girlfriend, says she gave him COVID-19

The man was working as nurse and the woman was a medical student, both were working in a hospital in Sicily.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/04/2020
Conservative Pastor: Coronavirus in shuls is divine punishment

Rick Wiles, the Florida pastor who claimed that the effort to impeach President Trump was a “Jew coup,” said the spread of coronavirus in synagogues is a punishment of the Jewish people.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/04/2020
Actress Nermine Sfar live streams belly dances on social media from her living room, entertaining vi
Coronavirus: Tunisians in lockdown entertained by belly dancer

Clad in a figure-hugging dress, with a gauzy veil over her legs, Nermine Sfar shakes her hips and twirls to Arabic pop music in front of an incongruous brown sofa.

By REUTERS
29/03/2020
Largest plane ever made, the Antonov, to help against coronavirus

The plane, built in the 1980’s, can be used to deliver massive amounts of medical equipment to locations that need it.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/03/2020
IDF opens coronavirus hotline, accidentally posts telecom's number

The hotline was created to provide general information concerning the outbreak, as well as instructions on self-isolation.

By LEON SVERDLOV
29/03/2020
Store throws out $35k of food after woman coughs on it as a prank

The US Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday that people who intentionally spread the novel coronavirus could be charged with terrorism.

Durex condoms are seen in a photo illustration in Manchester, Britain, July 31, 2018.
Condom shortage looms after COVID-19 lockdown shuts world's top producer

Malaysia's Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. It has not produced a single condom from its three Malaysian factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Worshippers pray as their vicar delivers a service to then faithful at home via a live stream over t
British vicar catches fire waiting for answer from God

"Oh dear, I just caught on fire," he exclaimed, batting and blowing out the flame. "Oh my word."

By REUTERS
25/03/2020
Spider-Man voice actor Jake Johnson cheers up kids during coronavirus

The actor became known for his role as Peter Parker in the 2018 animated film Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/03/2020
To fight coronavirus, Poland will use illegal vodka

As of Friday, the customs and tax-collection services announced that the spirits will not be destroyed but used to disinfect houses, cars and rooms to promote public health against COVID-19.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/03/2020
Pope Francis really likes the Jewish custom of Shabbat

From his frequent denunciations of antisemitism to his close friendship with an Argentine rabbi, Pope Francis has long been a friend of the Jews.

By JTA STAFF
19/03/2020
Woman says her husband violated coronavirus quarantine to gamble

The couple, who have been married for a year, encountered hardships due to the man's alleged gambling addiction.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
18/03/2020
'One Piece' anime releases PSA for coronavirus awareness

The first 534 chapters of the 'One Piece' manga was made available for free on the Shonen Jump App.

17/03/2020
VA of 'Pokemon' star Ash Ketchum sends out coronavirus PSA

"It's better to catch Pokemon than to catch this virus."

17/03/2020
Dragon Ball screenwriter calls on god of destruction to fight coronavirus

People of the earth, the god of destruction is on your side

17/03/2020
Hindu group offers cow urine in a bid to ward off coronavirus

Experts have repeatedly asserted that cow urine does not cure illnesses like cancer and there is no evidence that it can prevent coronavirus.

By REUTERS
14/03/2020
eggs
Eggs, toilet paper, and beer – What to get when coronavirus strikes

As Israel gears up for Passover under the looming shadow of coronavirus, egg imports began to arrive in the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/03/2020
Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin
Pornhub to Italians: Stuck at home? We can give you a hand

The pornography portal will allow users with Italian IP addresses free access to its premium service.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/03/2020
A trained monkey salutes as it performs on a sidew
Coronavirus sparks 'monkey gang war' in the streets of Thailand

The two gangs usually never interact, but circumstances have brought them into contact and conflict.

14/03/2020
Saudi Aramco logo is pictured at the oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019
Saudi oil giant uses migrant worker as human hand sanitizer dispenser

Aramco wrote on its official Twitter account: "The company immediately stopped this act and took drastic measures to prevent it from happening again."

A swab to be used for testing novel coronavirus
Coronavirus conference in New York canceled due to coronavirus

The cancellation of these events, while ironic, is nonetheless part of a growing trend of canceled or postponed conferences, confabs and gatherings throughout the United States.

11/03/2020
Dog [Illustrative]
Australian police pull over dog driving mini-Mercedes Benz

Police labeled the incident 'Caught Driving Under the Influence of Cuteness'

10/03/2020
Uri Geller bends the truth as he spreads coronavirus conspiracy theory

Geller posted on his Instagram account on Sunday night what he called “Inside information” about COVID-19.

Wine (Illustrative)
Wine coming out of taps in Italy: 'a dream come true!'

Last Wednesday, residents of the Italian town of Castelvetro found wine coming out of their faucets and shower heads.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/03/2020
Dating app Tinder warns users to take precautions against coronavirus

"While we want you to continue to have fun, protecting yourself from the coronavirus is more important," Tinder warns.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/03/2020
Purim in Jerusalem: POPCORN
Purim parody of Old Town Road puts rap in mishloach manot - WATCH

The song, a spoof for the holiday of costumes and sweets, was produced by a father and his children.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/03/2020
THE HUMMUS War has affected this melancholy plate of chickpea delights.
Purim Fake News

From the US Democratic Primary to coronavirus, all of today's latest issues with a classic Purim twist.

By PEGGY LEE SIPUR
05/03/2020
Syrian donates tree after bar mitzvah was canceled due to coronavirus

Aboud Dandachi isn’t Jewish or Israeli but he donated $18 in honor of Ruben Golran to the Canadian branch of the Jewish National Fund to plant a tree in Israel in the teen’s honor.

By BEN SALES/JTA
04/03/2020
Purim
'Human' Taschen will bring a new twist to our Purim's favorite treat

Jewish cooking has reached a whole new level

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/03/2020
Bernie Sanders doppelganger enjoys the popularity ahead of Super Tuesday

In order to avoid further confusion, Jones has even worn custom-made sweatshirts, one of which reads "I am Not Bernie," and another that reads "I'm Not Larry David Either."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/03/2020
Ducks Kfar Baruch
Will China send 100,000 ducks to help tackle Pakistan's locust plague?

Ducks have been used in the past in China to devour crop-ravaging locusts.

By REUTERS
28/02/2020
Drunken man beats up journalist in Ukrainian synagogue

The Monitoring Antisemitism Worldwide watchdog group said the Ukrainian interior ministry later assumed responsibility for the case and is handling it as a hate crime.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/02/2020
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks an outdoor campaign rally in Au
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologizes for Bernie Sanders/Nazi comparison

The “Hardball with Chris Matthews” host faced wide criticism, including calls for his resignation, for his remarks about the Jewish Vermont senator’s victory in the Saturday caucus.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
26/02/2020
US woman becomes first known living person to urinate alcohol

Doctors had initially denied the patient a liver transplant, assuming she was lying about having no history of alcohol abuse after urine tests kept coming in positive for high amounts of ethanol.

PREPARING FOR a circumcision.
Four NYC infants contract herpes from circumcision rite in past 6 months

Four infants have contracted herpes in New York City in the past six months after undergoing a circumcision rite in which the ritual circumciser cleans the circumcision wound by oral suction.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/02/2020
Giorgio Armani says fashion industry 'raping' women

“In my show there are short skirts, long skirts, ample and tight trousers. I have given maximum freedom to women who can use all possibilities if they are sensible,” he said.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
New York convenience store goes viral with 5-second shoplifting challenge

If customers solve a math problem, they have five seconds to steal anything they can. Except for the cat.

16/02/2020
Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space
Astronomers to scan entire sky for alien life

The project was first announced last Friday in Seattle during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/02/2020
Durex condoms are seen in a photo illustration in Manchester, Britain, July 31, 2018.
Mexico City hands out 100,000 condoms ahead of Valentine's Day

Celebrating 'International Condom Day' on Feb. 13, sexual safety campaigners from AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) organization launched their campaign using the "Condom use is sexy" tagline.

By REUTERS
14/02/2020
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Sign malfunction rebrands medical center as 'Nazi Hospital'

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital suffered an electrical malfunction last week, causing a power outage for part of the signage.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/02/2020
A Florida plantation
Florida councilman apologizes after realizing ‘I got Jewed' is antisemitic

Orlando Gudes described the high construction costs for an East Tampa community center as "getting Jewed."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/02/2020
Passenger lies about having coronavirus, forces jet back to airport

The incident occurred on Monday during a WestJet Airlines flight from Toronto to Montego Bay. The Boeing 767 was carrying 243 passengers.

By REUTERS
04/02/2020
Did The Simpsons predict the coronavirus outbreak?

The season four episode shows Asian characters sneezing, spreading some sort of virus, and Homer and other characters getting affected by this very virus.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
03/02/2020
Comedy club drops comedian Ari Shaffir after comment about Kobe Bryant

The cancellation followed several phone threats, which prompted the club to file an aggravated harassment report with the New York Police Department.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/02/2020
‘GRACE AND FRANKIE’
Television series' about older women are having a moment

In addition to Grace and Frankie, the popular Keshet series, It’s Got Nothing to Do with Age can be seen on Wednesdays at 10:45 p.m., in Hebrew with Hebrew titles on Channel 12.

Brooklyn bakery may deliver impeachment cakes to all GOP senators

"With this GoFundMe, we will deliver an #ImpeachmentCake to every Republican Senator's office. Written in the frosting will be a simple message: Let Bolton Testify!"

30/01/2020
A fossil of a dinosaur claw.
Scientists discover 'missing link' between dinosaurs and birds in China

Called the Wulong bohaiensis, which translates to "dancing dragon," this newly discovered feathered dinosaur once lived in the Jehol Province of northeastern China 120 million years ago

26/01/2020
Pork
Italy seized and destroyed 9.5 tonnes of Chinese pork to stop disease

The illegally-imported pig meat was hidden under a shipment of vegetables from China in a storage facility near Padoa managed by a Chinese citizen.

By REUTERS
22/01/2020
Girl Scout cookies
Police warn of dangerous substance: Girl scout cookies

Officers at the Ravenna Police Dept in Ohio has selflessly offered to stand in the line of fire on this one.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/01/2020
Rubik's Cube
Boy with dyslexia makes John Cena portrait out of 750 Rubik's cubes

While most know that 'You can't see' John Cena, Russo proved he could possibly see the 14-time WWE world champion like no one else

19/01/2020
A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed along a street in Shanghai, Ch
Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

A headline in a local news journal appeared as “Dinner honors president shithole”, while the Myanmar State Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi's posted an unintentionally vulgar post on her official page.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
Arrest [illustrative].
ISIS 'mufti' weighing over 300 lbs captured by Iraqi SWAT

Shifa al-Nima was accused of ordering the destruction of heritage sites in Mosul. He was so fat that after being captured, he had to be put in the back of a truck, next to a mounted machine gun.

Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space
US Navy: Releasing UFO information would 'threaten national security'

All information pertaining to the Tic-Tac UFO incident on the USS Nimitz is firmly under wraps

15/01/2020
A trained monkey salutes as it performs on a sidew
Indian village raided by troop of 400 monkeys, residents flee in terror

This is not the first noted instance of a potential interspecies war between humans and animals, with the most famous instance being the Emu War fought between Australians and emu birds.

16/01/2020
Man demands trial by combat with ex-wife and lawyer to 'rend their souls'

"To this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States," David Ostrom pointed out in court records.

14/01/2020
Labor-Gesher head Amir Peretz and Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz
Labor and Meretz union now Facebook official

As befitting a new headline grabbing power couple, the relationship comes complete with a jilted former partner in Stav Shaffir

14/01/2020
Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space
NASA to send a probe to Europa to find alien life by 2040

Made famous by '2010: Space Odyssey Two,' Europa has long been considered among the most likely homes to alien life.

13/01/2020
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Israeli-owned Amos-17 commercial communications satellite, li
Japanese billionaire searches for girlfriend for SpaceX voyage

Maezawa, who recently split up from actress girlfriend Ayame Goriki, 27, has said he plans to take artists on the flight to inspire works based on the experience, in a project he dubbed Dear Moon.

By REUTERS
12/01/2020
Netflix wins appeal, Brazilians will be able to watch 'gay Jesus' comedy

The film has caused an outrage in Brazil, with more than two million people signing a petition against it.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/01/2020
Sex [Illustrative]
As fires ravage Australia, erotic models raise donations to save koalas

20-year-old model Kaylen Ward, who has already raised a million dollars, says that she will send a nude photo to anyone who donates money to a charity fighting the fires in Australia.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/01/2020
Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space
British astronaut claims aliens absolutely exist

"There’s no two ways about it," she said in the interview. "There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life."

06/01/2020
Woman to Ethiopian Israeli: Blacks have ruined this country

An 18-year-old black worker at a Tel Aviv supermarket was racially abused by a customer buying a soda

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/01/2020
Vegans rally for change
British tribunal to decide whether veganism is a protected belief

"The way I treat my belief in ethical veganism is no different to the way those who practice a religion treat the rules which govern their religion," the claimant said.

By REUTERS
02/01/2020
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