Jewish Community Call on Yeshivah Board To Resign After Child Sexual Abuse

MEMBERS of Melbourne’s Jewish community have called for the immediate resignation of the board at the disgraced Yeshivah Centre in the wake of a damning royal commission probe.

While several high-profile rabbis have already ­resigned from positions — ­including the nation’s top rabbi, Meir Shlomo Kluwgant – the management committee has escaped the same level of scrutiny. Read more

Argentine President Says Late Prosecutor Nisman Also Praised Her

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterizing the late Alberto Nisman’s actions as contradictory in a sharply worded speech that included a rebuke of Israel over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Read more

Was Nemtsov Murder Caught on Tape?

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, a political foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was publicly critical of the government, was reportedly caught on tape.

Nemtsov, 55, a first deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s, was killed near the Kremlin late Friday, a day before his planned protest against the Russian government, as he walked from a restaurant after having dinner with his girlfriend, Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya.

On Friday evening, Nemtsov and Duritskaya left the restaurant and began walking to Nemtsov’s apartment. They reportedly walked across a bridge, where a white car drove up. Then, Nemtsov was shot four times. Read more

Authorities Seize $19M Worth of Pot In California

It was one hemp of a haul.

Federal authorities seized more than 15 tons of marijuana at a border crossing in Southern California, authorities said.

More than 1,200 packages of pot, valued at nearly $19 million, were seized Thursday from a truck — making it the second-largest bust ever in a single incident at a U.S. border crossing.

The illegal load, hidden among mattresses and cushions, was picked up by X-ray at the Otay Mesa border crossing, according to the L.A. Times.

The near-record bust came just shy of the 35,265 pounds seized in 2013.