There hadn’t been a Jewish service in the Zamosc Synagogue since before the Holocaust, until earlier this month when a 13-year-old New York boy came to the city his grandfather fled in 1935 to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah - and honor the struggle of his family.
Aruba's government released a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor.
The U.N. Security Council was due to meet early Monday to ratify a draft statement calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
Philippine military officials say Abu Sayyaf gunmen have killed at least 16 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the south of the country.
Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.
Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.
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