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​Woman in niqab asked to leave Paris opera, cast refused to sing

A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because wearing a veil covering the whole face is banned in France.

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Scientists: North can become South in less than 100 years

A recent discovery has shown that the Earth’s magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.

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US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani

The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.

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ISIS teaches how to avoid NSA snooping in a tweet – report

The Islamic State has released a manual instructing its members how to avoid revealing location and other data when using Twitter, according to reports. The militant group hopes to protect its fighters from the US National Security Agency’s surveillance.

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How To Recognize And Overcome Job Burnout

Are you frustrated with your job and feeling cynical about it? Find yourself getting impatient and irritable with co-workers or customers? Then you might be experiencing job burnout. Learn how to overcome burnout by recognizing the signs and symptoms, learning about the causes, and then creating action plans to overcome each issue…

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Apple iOS 8.1 To Launch Today. Here's What Is Coming In The Update

Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said that Apple iOS 8.1 will be releasing today. Apple iOS 8.1 includes bug fixes, functionality for several Continuity features, the iCloud Photo Library, Apple Pay and the return of the Camera Roll. Continuity Continuity lets you easily switch between your iPhone, iPad [...]

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Return of Bicycle Culture In China Adds To Billionaires' Wealth

China’s campaign to re-embrace its biking tradition is catapulting the wealth of two Chinese billionaires. To reduce air pollution and traffic jam, the country has become a leader in building sharable biking systems. Last year, China, with its fleet of 650,000 public bikes, surpassed Italy as the country with most bike-share [...]

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New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ group conversations

Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.

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Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report

Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.

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Beating Ebola: Spanish nurse appears to be healed from deadly virus

The Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating infected patients at a Madrid hospital has seemingly beaten the disease following a complex treatment, the country's government said.

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Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (PHOTOS)

About 110,000 people gathered in the center of Barcelona to call for snap regional elections after Catalonia was forced to cancel its November 9 independence referendum under pressure from Madrid.

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Middle east - US airdrops supplies to Kurds battling IS militants in Kobane

US military aircraft dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies late on Sunday to Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, in the Syrian border city of Kobane.

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Barroso draws EU red lines in UK speech

Britain risks “alienating” friends in Europe by loose talk of migration caps, the outgoing EU commission chief is to warn.

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Stockholm patient awaits Ebola test results - The Local

Test results are expected within the next 24 hours for a patient being kept in isolation at a Stockholm hospital after staff at Arlanda airport alerted doctors

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Cuba and North Korea Expand Bilateral Trade Ties

North Korea's Ambassador to Cuba Pak Chang Yul met with the country's Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca in Havana on Friday, signing a series of bilateral trade agreements, Cuban media have reported.

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Turkey refuses to arm Kurds fighting ISIL in Kobani

The Syrian border town of Kobani saw some of the fiercest fighting in days on Sunday as ISIL militants attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs. The US has kept up its air strikes on ISIL positions and has even air-dropped weapons and medical supplies to the Kurdish forces – something which neighbouring Turkey has refused to contemplate. Returning from a visit to…

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Smog marathon: Beijing runners put on masks for foggy race

Some 30,000 athletes took part in an International Marathon in China's capital on Sunday, with many participants wearing facemasks during the 42 kilometer (26 mile) course. Beijing was enveloped in smog, said to be 'hazardous' by monitors.

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French retread path to Berlin finance ministry - The Local

French and German ministers are due to meet on Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up

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