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Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place outside the train station in the southern French port city Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in a suspected terrorist attack. Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described …

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A child’s genes do not assist bacteria that cause tooth decay

THAT children should be taught to brush their teeth regularly is a sine qua non of bringing them up. But the suspicion remains among some people, dentists included, that even so, certain children are doomed to develop dental cavities. The hypothesis behind this fear is that some combinations of genes …

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Europe’s On-Demand Economy Draws Complaints. And Regulators.

Last month, in fact, Transport for London, the agency that oversees the city’s subways, buses and taxicabs, declared that Uber was not sufficiently “fit and proper” to operate in the city and declined to renew the company’s license. Uber has said it will appeal the ruling, and the company’s new …

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Zuckerberg asks forgiveness, but Facebook needs change

“For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better” Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook tonight on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Yet first Facebook must redeem itself by recognizing how its dewy-eyed …

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Two people killed in French train station attack

Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille today in what officials described as a “likely terrorist act”. Police sources said the suspect had shouted “Allahu Akbar”(God is greatest) in Arabic as he attacked the young …

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Tens of thousands march for Irish abortion rights

Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Dublin to call for a change to Ireland’s strict abortion laws. It’s the first big rally since the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said a referendum could be held on the section of the state’s constitution that ensures tight …

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