Chile flood toll rises amid growing fears for missing

A man removes mud from his house after torrential rains and floods in Diego de Almagro, Chile, 28 March 2015.

A man removes mud from his house after torrential rains and floods in Diego de Almagro, Chile, 28 March 2015.

Rescue workers in Chile say the death toll from last week’s floods has risen to 25 and could increase further

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Report: Sharp Rise in 2012 Anti-Semitic Incidents

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A report released by Tel Aviv University on Sunday has noted a 30 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents worldwide in 2012.

The report, issued as the Jewish nation commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day, states that 686 anti-Semitic attacks, ranging from physical violence to vandalism against synagogues and cemeteries, were recorded in 34 countries, compared with 526 in 2011. This sharp increase followed a two-year decline.

The report links the March 2012 shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, where a Muslim gunman killed four, to a series of copycat attacks, particularly in France, where physical assaults on Jews almost doubled.

In Greece, Hungary and the Ukraine, economic hardships ushered in the rise of extreme right-wing parties that espouse anti-Semitic and xenophobic rhetoric, and that have campaigned on anti-foreigner platforms as part of their agendas.

This political change has also encouraged anti-Semitic attacks, the report noted.

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