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French serviceman held in Lyon over suspected mosque plot

French serviceman held in Lyon over suspected mosque plot

Aug 11, – A French military serviceman has been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque, the interior ministry has said. The 23-year-old man was stationed at an air base near Lyon. The ministry said the serviceman had carried out an earlier mosque attack and had views described as “close to the extreme […]

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Two British teenage women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

Two British teenage women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

Aug 08, – Two British women have had acid thrown in their faces in Zanzibar, police on the east African island say. Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18 and from London, were working as volunteer teachers on the island. Their mothers, Nicky Gee and Rochelle Trup, said they expected them to return to the […]

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Egypt says foreign diplomacy has failed to resolve political crisis

Egypt says foreign diplomacy has failed to resolve political crisis

Aug CAIRO — Egypt’s presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country’s military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed. The statement from interim President Adly Mansour’s office follows a flurry of diplomatic visits over the past two weeks by envoys from the United States, the EU and […]

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Research: your eyes are half a billion years old

Research: your eyes are half a billion years old

Aug 04, – Eyes are amazing and technical organs, precious to each individual. But how did the human eye develop? According to a review of the evidence, it stems back to fish more than 500 million years ago. Professor Trevor Lamb of The Vision Centre and Australian National University conducted a major scientific review of […]

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One dead, 11 hurt as car turns LA seaside into chaos

One dead, 11 hurt as car turns LA seaside into chaos

Aug 04, Los Angeles: Security video shows the man parking his black car alongside the seaside boardwalk as the sun sank, surveying the idyllic scene for several minutes before getting back into the car and speeding into the crowd. It shows hundreds of people walking lazily or sitting at cafes before the black car suddenly […]

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Moroccan police break up protest against king’s pardon of Spanish child rapist

Moroccan police break up protest against king’s pardon of Spanish child rapist

Aug 03, RABAT, Morocco — Moroccan police have used clubs to break up a rare demonstration in front of the nation’s parliament, leaving dozens injured.Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators gathered late Friday to protest a decision earlier in the week by King Mohamed VI to pardon a Spanish man convicted of raping 11 children. Amid shouts […]

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How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

July 31, – The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the mathematical model doctors use to calculate the daily calorie needs of children and adolescents. Overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize, a new study suggests. The […]

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Spain mourns train crash victims as it hunts for clues

Spain mourns train crash victims as it hunts for clues

July 26, – Spain is in mourning after the country’s worst train crash in decades, which left at least 80 people dead. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but security video footage shows the train derailing on a curve. Since the crash, there has been widespread speculation about the possible cause, with […]

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Casualties reported as Spanish train derails in Galicia

Casualties reported as Spanish train derails in Galicia

July 25, – A train has derailed in north-western Spain, with casualties reported. A high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol has crashed just outside Santiago de Compostela in the north-western region of Galicia. Sources indicate the train derailed near the station at quarter to nine Spanish time. An emergency response team is on site. […]

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New Zealand earthquake damages Wellington parliament house

New Zealand earthquake damages Wellington parliament house

July 21, – A minute-long earthquake has shaken New Zealand, halting trains and damaging Wellington’s parliament building. The 6.5-magnitude tremor was centred 35 miles (57 km) off the coast south of the capital at a depth of 6.3 miles, said the US Geological Survey. But while some structural damage and power cuts were reported, officials […]

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