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Israel President Says Jews Unsafe in Germany after Kippah Warning

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that Germany's warning to Jews on the dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap were a "capitulation to anti-Semitism" and evidence Jews were unsafe there.

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Jews Warned against Wearing Kippah in Germany

Germany's government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks. 

"I cannot advise Jews to wear the Kippah everywhere all the time in Germany," Felix Klein said in an interview published Saturday by the Funke regional press group.

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'Leery, Retrograde' Cannes Film Sparks Scandal

An almost unwatchable "lech fest" of a film by one of France's top directors that includes some two and a half hours of twerking and pole dancing was savaged at the Cannes film festival Friday.

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Football Scandal Girl Film Wins a Top Cannes Award

A film starring a former under-age escort at the heart of a scandal that shook the French football team won one of the top prizes at the Cannes film festival Thursday.

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Banksy in Venice? New Work Appears and Perhaps the Artist Himself

The mysterious British artist Banksy has apparently left his mark on a crumbling wall in Venice, and even claimed to have set up an unlicensed art stall in Italy's famous "floating city."

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Malaysian Officials Go Undercover to Spy on Fasting Muslims

Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don't fast during Ramadan, with a rights group Thursday blasting the "disgraceful act of spying".

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Nevada, Vermont Seek Abortion Rights amid Backlash

Nevada and Vermont are poised to enact laws that protect access to abortion, at a time when conservative US states have adopted highly restrictive measures.

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First Black Female Everest Summiteer Says It 'Needed to be Done'

The business executive who became the first black African woman to climb Mount Everest said Wednesday that knowing her climb would be in the record books helped her push on to the top.

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Omanis Praise Compatriot for 'Historic' Man Booker Literature Prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's "historical achievement" and praised her for bringing "honor" to their Gulf nation after she became the first Arab author to win the Man Booker International prize.

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Football Scandal Girl Zahia Scores Cannes Hit in Film Debut

She is notorious as the under-age escort at the heart of a scandal that shook the French football team, but Zahia Dehar has confounded her critics with a startling big screen debut at the Cannes film festival.

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