Archaic humans still half in the trees coexisted with other species who walked

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Researchers studying fossils in Sterkfontein Cave, South Africa deduce that an older Australopithecine was built for bipedalism, while a Robustus living a million years later both walked and climbed trees

U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 3,393, exceeding death toll in China

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Palestinian forces conduct rare operation in Israeli-controlled Jerusalem neighborhood

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Armed police have been openly operating in the Shoafat refugee camp and Kafr Aqab to reduce the spread of the coronavirus

Israel police seek to detain coronavirus patients for the duration of their illness

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A draft temporary order has been revised so that being a carrier of the coronavirus would not alone be grounds for detention, but criminal suspects who test positive could be held

Coronavirus: Two things must happen before initiating exit strategy

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After Passover, Israelis can hope for a 'new normal' – a cautious loosening of restrictions in certain communities, despite the continued presence of the virus

Iran says natgas exports to Turkey halted after attack by 'terrorists'

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Turkey's state broadcaster TRT Haber said the cause of the explosion was unknown

With hazmat suits and sanitizer, collecting letters to God in the time of coronavirus

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Tens of thousands of notes are crammed into the crevices of Jerusalem's Western Wall, and are extracted twice a year. This time, clearing out the prayers, wishes and messages requires extra protection

As coronavirus spreads in N.Y., these U.S.-Jewish communities pray they're not next

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Chicago, Boston, Miami and Washington have been identified as potential COVID-19 hot spots. All are hoping they can avoid the fate of New York’s Orthodox community

Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews face coronavirus devastation. They need face masks

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COVID-19 is spreading wildly through a Haredi community ill-equipped to understand the nature of the threat. Simple homemade face masks heighten awareness - and could help flatten a frightening curve

‘Our hearts are dying’: The Palestinian doctor at the epicenter of Italy’s coronavirus catastrophe

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Anesthesiologist Talal Soufan is on the front line against the pandemic in the world’s hardest hit region, and has an urgent message for his compatriots back home in the West Bank

Saudi king offers to pay for coronavirus patients' treatment

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The kingdom has registered eight deaths among 1,453 infections, the highest among the six Gulf Arab states

Hunger, not coronavirus, still the prime concern of Israel's homeless

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Shelters are closed, restaurants no longer offer leftovers and surging numbers of street dwellers and addicts rely on overextended nonprofits and city officials. Protection or isolation from the coronavirus? Forget it

One third of coronavirus tests in ultra-Orthodox town return positive

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In Bnei Brak 35 percent of those tested had the virus, in other ultra-Orthodox towns residents received positive results at much higher rates than the national average

Political concerns delay necessary closure of Israel's coronavirus hot spots

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The government does not want to be portrayed as discriminating against ultra-Orthodox society, but the move must be made to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Coronavirus: U.S. case total doubles China as N.Y. makes plea for help

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In New York City, Governor Cuomo and health officials warned Monday that the crisis unfolding there is just a preview of what other U.S. communities could soon face

A billion Africans are at risk from coronavirus. But European-style lockdowns won't work

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Coronavirus social distancing and curfews copied from Europe and imposed on populations living hand-to-mouth, in overcrowded homes, with limited soap and water and enforced with state violence aren’t sustainable. We need a different model

Coronavirus: The five days at an evangelical superchurch that set a time bomb in Europe

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The prayer meeting kicked off the biggest cluster of COVID-19 in France - one of northern Europe's hardest-hit countries - to date, local government said. Around 2,500 confirmed cases have been linked to it

Swab testing may miss coronavirus carriers, posing a dilemma for doctors

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The Israeli health care system has relied on tests using swabs to diagnose the virus, but the method is reportedly only up to 70% accurate

Coronavirus in Israel: Cases rise to 4,831 as death toll hits 17

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West Bank cases rise to 107 ? New regulations ban all public gatherings, prayer in public ? Army to help police enforce restrictions ? Netanyahu tests negative

Israel should fight the coronavirus with a scalpel, not a sledgehammer

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An experiment with continual monitoring at Israel Aerospace shows the way. But Health Ministry isn’t interested