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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
Binge eating disorder
Binge eating disorder

There may be genetic influences or learned behavior, but most often the person has found his or her way to deal with some psychological wound.

By DR. MIKE GROPPER
02/01/2020
Dying sun might enter supernova, explosion could be seen from space

Red Super-Giant star Betelgeuse might implode, when that happens, the light will be seen all the way from the ends of Orion to Earth.

01/01/2020
Female IDF soldier bites Jesse Underhill fans to grab his jacket

The performance took place at Grand Shopping Center in Beersheba.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
31/12/2019
Doctors perform surgery [illustrative].
Pancreatic cancer patient in Romania set ablaze during surgery

Romanian Health Minister Victor Costache said in a statement that the Health Ministry will investigate the incident and learn from this "troubling episode."

31/12/2019
McDonald's employees take orders at the Union Square fast-food chain McDonald's in New York
Woman rescued by McDonald's staff after mouthing 'help me' at drive-thru

The woman was travelling with a man who had allegedly threatened her with a stolen firearm.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
29/12/2019
Money
Rapper Kodak Black makes $1,000 donation to synagogue while in prison

The donation, made last week, was his second gift in as many years to the Downtown Jewish Center Chabad of Fort Lauderdale.

By BEN SALES/JTA
27/12/2019
Germans: Trump is a greater danger to the world than Putin or N. Korea

The YouGov survey found 41% of Germans think it is the US under Trump, not Iran or Russia, which is a threat to the world.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/12/2019
Arrest [illustrative].
Israeli woman, 26, arrested and charged with exploiting husband, 77

Authorities arrested Israeli native Lin Helena Halfon after she allegedly tried to cash a check worth $1 million from her husband's bank account.

26/12/2019
Money
Bank robber throws money to passersby, shouts 'Merry Christmas'

“He started throwing money out of the bag" before yelling, "Merry Christmas,” wittnesses reported.

By REUTERS
25/12/2019
Trump's Christmas Eve admission: No gift yet for Melania

"I'm still working on a Christmas present. There's a little time left. Not too much, but a little time," Trump said.

By REUTERS
24/12/2019
Crime scene [illustrative]
Mexican ambassador resigns after shoplifting, cites health reasons

Ricardo Valero was caught stealing a $10 biography of Giacomo Casanova.

By REUTERS
23/12/2019
102-year-old Israeli receives kindergarten enrollment letter

Local officials are calling it a computer snafu. Ynet quoted a local official who blamed the confusion on a database program erasing the first digit of their ages.

By SAM SOKOL/JTA
19/12/2019
Live gaebul (AKA 'phallic' fish) sold at a fish market at Busan, South Korea
'Phallic fish' wash up on California shore

The worms are described to be approximately 25 centimeters in length and "pulsing."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/12/2019
UFC fighter offers to beat politicians for Trump 'free of charge'

This wasn't the only challenge fired by Mitchell, with the undefeated fighter also issuing an informal challenge to undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.

10/12/2019
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a 'brat'

The Brazilian president wondered "How can the media give space to a brat like that?"

By REUTERS
10/12/2019
A woman poses next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian'
Banana taped to wall sells for $120k, promptly eaten by comedian

"I love Maurizio Cattelan [the banana artist] artwork and I really love this installation. It’s very delicious."

08/12/2019
Washington state cinema evacuated due to human urine

In the ensuing panic, streets were shut down and the theater was evacuated. Moviegoers were likely "pissed."

01/12/2019
Last scene of all Our aging futures
Our aging futures: Last scene of all

The vast majority of caregivers are female, and not too much thought is given to taking care of them.

Donald Trump beefs up with Rocky body on Twitter, reviews mixed

His detractors used the tweet as an opportunity to take swings at Trump, calling the Republican president "delusional" and "narcissistic."

By REUTERS
28/11/2019
Soldiers of the German army Bundeswehr take part in an exercise during a media day in Germany
German Army Instagram praises Nazi uniform for contribution to fashion

The Instagram post has since been deleted.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
28/11/2019
Dog [Illustrative]
Florida dog carjacks vehicle, drives in circles for hours

It turns out that the owner, who asked to remain anonymous, left the car running, and the mischievous canine shifted gears and put it in reverse before driving at top speed.

24/11/2019
Adolf Hitler
House Hitler was born in will become a police station, Austria says

"The house's future use by the police should send an unmistakable signal that this building will never again evoke the memory of National Socialism," Interior Minister Wolfgang Peschorn said.

By REUTERS
20/11/2019
Jugs and vessels found at the archaeological dig
Archaeological crime gang uncovered in Italy, 10,000 artifacts recovered

Among the areas ransacked were sites that dated back to the 4th and 5th centuries BC, when the coast of southern Italy was dotted with ancient Greek colonies.

By REUTERS
19/11/2019
Harry Styles and Ben Winston August 6, 2018.
Harry Styles wows SNL crowd with new song

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
17/11/2019
Arizona Rep. Gosar evokes aliens, Epstein’s death, as impeachment begins

The Republican from Arizona employed acrostic to spell Area 51 and ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself.’

Neil Young has US citizenship application held up over marijuana use

The Canadian singer-songwriter wants to vote in next year's Presidential election

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
14/11/2019
Prison cell block
Man requests release from life in prison because he 'briefly died'

“Schreiber is either still alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is actually dead, in which case this appeal is moot,” Judge Amanda Potterfield wrote.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/11/2019
A diamond ring
Teen finds owner of engagement ring lost at the beach

“I feel like I need to return this to the owner. They deserve it they purchased it, it's not mine. So, I was like I should return this and not keep it for myself,” Sinks told News 12 New Jersey.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/11/2019
Muslim woman
Indonesian man from Islamic advisory org caned for adultery

Mukhlis bin Muhammad, 46, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), was caned 28 times on Thursday in a public park by a religious officer, the official said.

By REUTERS
01/11/2019
Talk
A woman spends four years texting her dead father, gets a text back

Chastity Patterson lost her father several years ago and texted her late dad’s number as a way of keeping him in her life, she got a text back.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/10/2019
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein (C) appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution char
Jeffrey Epstein autopsy suggests homicide - Forensic pathologist

Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August while being held without bail on sex trafficking charges.

30/10/2019
INAUGURATION CEREMONY of the new Knesset in Jerusalem, August 30, 1966.  (Wikimedia Commons)
Forming a government

As we seem to be forever mired in elections in the Holy Land, what sort of government would you each like to see established as quickly as possible?

By PAM PELED , DANIT SHEMESH , TZIPPI SHA-KED
24/10/2019
Israeli arrested in Venice after locking teller in currency exchange stand

Unsatisfied with the exchange rate, the man reacted violently, entering the stand, closing the blinds and locking himself inside with the teller.

Professor fired after claiming polar bears are thriving in climate change

“When push came to shove, UVic threw me under the bus rather than stand up for my academic freedom,” said Crockford.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/10/2019
Sacha Baron Cohen makes Nazi analogy to slam Zuckerberg’s Facebook policy

In a tweet thread, Cohen wrote that Zuckerberg allowing offensive speech on Facebook is like a restaurant welcoming antisemites who shout antisemitic insults.

By BEN SALES/JTA
19/10/2019
Woman arrested in Philippines for wearing string bikini

The Taiwanese woman, who has not been named, wore a string bikini on the famous white-sand beaches on October 9, according to the Philippines News Agency (PNA).

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/10/2019
Climate activist climbs on top of plane at London airport

Extinction Rebellion has been active all over the UK as part of their week of action, which has resulted in roads being closed to the House of Parliament and other notable landmarks.

11/10/2019
‘FOR THOSE of us lucky enough to be born in the Cape
Back to school (in sunny South Africa)

On the surface, things look the same, but peek a little closer and it’s all falling apart.

Summer pasta salads 1
Woman hospitalized after confusing wasabi for avocado

An ultrasound revealed “some dysfunction in her heart’s left ventricle,” which persisted for several days.

By LAURA E. ADKINS/JTA
06/10/2019
A crocodile spotted in the northern moshav of Beit Hanania
Amazon helps deliver crocodile-spotting drones in Australia

"It gives them a second set of eyes over the top of the human element to try and make it safer for crocodiles and the humans."

By REUTERS
26/09/2019
Toilet paper
Autistic student given 'quiet workspace' over a toilet

Funding limitations led staff to try repurposing the bathroom, which was used for storage, superintendent Greg Baker said. No student used the space during the school day, he added.

By KRISTIN LAM/USA TODAY/TNS
25/09/2019
Woman given IV drip used by HIV patient at Kaplan Medical Center

The HIV patient gave birth as well, after the mistake was discovered the woman was taken off the IV drip.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/09/2019
U.S. military apologizes for threatening youth

Alongside a photo of military men and women standing at attention in uniform in front of a B-2 stealth bomber, it read, "The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today."

By REUTERS
22/09/2019
Warning sign near secret Area 51 base in Nevada.
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base

"It's happening. There was no stopping it," said Connie West, adding that some visitors had come from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

By REUTERS
20/09/2019
Russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish 'demon' Putin from the Kremlin

"The shaman’s actions may be eccentric, but the Russian authorities’ response is grotesque," Amnesty's Russia Director Natalia Zviagina said in a statement.

By REUTERS
19/09/2019
Nick Carter seeks restraining order against brother Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter, who has been singing since he was a child, fired back at his older brother for hours on Twitter, saying in part that he was cutting ties with Nick.

By CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA/LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)
18/09/2019
A doctor prepares eggs and sperm for an attempt at artificial insemination
Semen explosion at bull artificial insemination plant, 'projectiles' fly

"The liquid inside the cylinders was rapidly expanding and essentially the lids of the cryogenic cylinders were just popping off the top and projectiles were being thrown from the building."

22/09/2019
Juventus fans threaten to chant racist slogans if not offered free tickets

The Italian soccer world has long been struggling with a problem of racism in its stadiums.

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say

The comet, an apparent amalgam of ice and dust, is expected to make its closest approach to the sun on December 8.

By REUTERS
13/09/2019
Warning sign near secret Area 51 base in Nevada.
Dutch YouTubers arrested trying to enter Area 51

The two men told police that they had seen the signs on the highway warning that this was a restricted area, but they nonetheless wanted to look at the facility.

13/09/2019
baseball Israel
The all-time Jewish baseball team roster, according to an Israeli museum

Let the debating begin...

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
06/09/2019
Adolf Hitler
Hitler's last living relative convicted of pedophilia

The man was convicted and fined €800 ($886).

By LEON SVERDLOV
05/09/2019
Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists

"We can't exclude the possibility that there's a giant eel in Loch Ness...," said New Zealand's University of Otago professor Neil Gemmell.

By REUTERS
05/09/2019
shwarma [illustrative]
10,000 NIS for an order of shwarma? "It's the owner's work system."

Three weeks later, duped tourists still not reimbursed for ‘mistake.’

By MAARIV ONLINE
04/09/2019
God is on our side

There is no get-out-of-jail-free card. Be aware of your behaviors

By TZIPPI SHA-KED , PAM PELED , DANIT SHEMESH
28/08/2019
otter
Escaped petting zoo otter found in Galilee

Otters are generally very docile creatures, making otter attacks rare and unusual. The hikers were instructed to get vaccinated for rabies in case of possible infection.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/08/2019
astronaut Anne McClain during training at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston
Marital dispute escalates in alleged first space crime

220 miles above the earth's surface apparently wasn't far enough to escape this argument.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/08/2019
Xbox players were also exposed to eavesdropping

Microsoft joins its friends Amazon, Apple, and Facebook in listening to recordings made by its voice command services.

By OMRI RON
24/08/2019
Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC star in 'Simpsons' clip

"They shouldn't be in America," sings Trump to the tune of West Side Story. "No one but me in America/ No taxes for me in America/ This is my natural hair-ica..."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/08/2019
Italian millionaire Gianluca Vacchi ‘Trumps it’ on social media

Heir to the IMA fortune, Vacchi retired from the working life at age 45 and now spends his time promoting his gospel of “enjoying life,” usually on yachts with models.

Nazi Swastika
German amusement park closes ride that resembles swastika

The ride, at the "Tatzmania" theme park in Löffingen, in southwestern Germany, is called "Alderflug" [Eagle's Flight in German] and has eagle-shaped cars connected to a spinning axis.

A seismograph records volcanic activity in Indonesia's North Sumatra province Sept. 2010
11 earthquakes shake up Kansas in 5 days

A moderately strong earthquake is expected to occur in Kansas about every 40 to 45 years, according to the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

20/08/2019
Ferdinand Porsche
Nazi car made by Ferdinand Porsche goes unsold at auction

A clerical mistake ruined the auctioning of the car, which was manufactured for a race from Berlin to Rome that never happened.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/08/2019
Isle of Dogs
Pooches undergo training at Ontario's Stratford Festival

The dogs were lucky enough to have sat through a performance of “Billy Elliot: The Musical”

Tweet goes viral after being sent from a smart fridge

After having all her electronics confiscated, one fifteen year old uses her family's smart fridge to use twitter with explosive results.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
18/08/2019
Human-sized penguins once roamed the South Pacific - study

“When the Crossvallia species were alive, New Zealand and Antarctica were very different from today – Antarctica was covered in forest and both had much warmer climates."

A father of four won NIS 28 million for choosing the winning lottery numbers at a Mifal Hayis booth
Haredi pauper hits the jackpot in lottery

Siman Tov summed up his feelings when he said emotionally, "Thank you, Father in Heaven."

Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon on December 21, 1970.
Netflix series fulfills Elvis’s dream of being federal agent

“From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world!” said Priscilla Presley.

18/08/2019
Rapper staged kidnapping to promote album

He pleaded guilty to crimes carrying a minimum of 47 years in prison.

By STEPHEN REX BROWN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS
17/08/2019
Actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 -report

The "Easy Rider" actor was the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, who said of her last days with him that "he went out laughing."

By REUTERS
17/08/2019
Marmite spread on toast
Brexit consolation prize: Marmite peanut butter spread

One consumer tweeted: “This is more controversial than Brexit!!"

The 'salmon cannon' nearly breaks the internet, but what is it?

The "salmon cannon", created by Whoosh Innovations has been around since 2014, is a fish handling and transfer system that assists in helping salmon and other migrating fish over dams and structures.

Amsterdam councilor dons yellow burka for Pride parade

The stunt was in response to a new law by the Dutch government that came into effect last week, which banned the wearing of face-covering garments such as a burka or niqab in public institutions.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince: New pals or just rumors?

Rumors are flying saying that the prince has been giving Lohan lavish gifts and flying her around in his private jet.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/08/2019
Prison cell block
Brazilian gangster attempts prison break dressed up as daughter

Clauvino da Silva, known as "Baixinho" which means "Shorty", attempted to brazenly walk out past the guards in western Rio de Janeiro's Gericinó jail.

A German shepherd dog takes a test during an annual cynologist competition, held by members of the r
BBC documentary about man who trained dog to make the Nazi salute panned

Mark Meechan, 31, told the program his video was freedom of speech and called it “edgy humor.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/08/2019
Trump cheers as rapper A$AP Rocky freed in Swedish assault case

The judge, Per Lennerbrant, said the three were free to leave the country ahead of his verdict due on Aug. 14 - a ruling that in Sweden often points to an acquittal.

By REUTERS
02/08/2019
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein (C) appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution char
Jeffrey Epstein’s dark fantasies about women, genetics, and fertility

Epstein held special events for years in which he openly discussed his outlandish dreams of ‘improving humanity' with his own DNA and freezing his head and sex-organ after death.

72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in compe
Quentin Tarantino and Daniella Pick wow fans on the red carpet

The couple “were every inch the loved-up newlyweds as they embraced on the red carpet."

Trump retweets ‘Democrats enemy of state,’ Twitter deletes culprit account

The suspended Twitter account also had posts that claimed Hillary and Bill Clinton harvest pineal glands from children.

Jessica Alba’s Twitter hacked, pro-Hitler tweets posted

The hate-filled, obscenity-laced tweets were quickly deleted.

Clown causes bloody brawl on British cruise

During the fight, cutlery, plates and furniture were reportedly seen flying through the air and passengers including young children ran for cover.

By MAARIV ONLINE , BENJY SINGER
29/07/2019
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