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Israel Ultra-Orthodox Women Go Hi-Tech

Bright and airy, the workspace at Comax is much like other Israeli hi-tech firms, except that a rabbi has carefully vetted its design to allow ultra-Orthodox Jewish women to work there.

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Global Push to Make Mediterranean Diet Sexy Again

It may be on the UNESCO heritage list, but global experts warn the Mediterranean diet, prized for its health benefits, is losing so much ground to the fast food culture that the decline may be irreversible.

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Kiev Renames Moscow Avenue after Russian Hate Figure

The change could hardly have been more confrontational or symbolic.

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Journalists Acquitted, Spanish Prelate Guilty in Vatileaks

Two investigative journalists accused of publishing stolen papers which exposed scandal in the Vatican were acquitted Thursday, while a whistle-blowing Spanish prelate was sentenced to jail time in the Vatileaks trial.

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UNESCO Set to Expand World Heritage List at Istanbul Meeting

UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

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King Warns Extremists against Targeting Young Saudis

Saudi Arabia will hit hard those who seek to harm its young people, King Salman said on Tuesday after suicide bombers struck Islam's second-holiest site and two other targets.

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Afghan Taliban Condemns Attack at Saudi Holy Site

The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday condemned a deadly suicide bombing at Islam's second holiest site in the Saudi city of Medina, describing it as "an act of enmity and hatred."

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Kiarostami, Giant of Iran Cinema, Dies in France at 76

Tributes poured in on Tuesday for Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, acclaimed as a "towering figure" in world cinema, following his death in France at the age of 76.

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Trudeau Becomes First Canadian PM to March in Toronto Gay Pride Parade

Justin Trudeau made history Sunday by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

Thunderous applause greeted Trudeau as he paraded down a main Toronto artery, waving a Canadian maple-leaf flag bordered with a rainbow.

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Cuba's Small Muslim Community to Mark End of Ramadan

They speak little Arabic and don't have a real mosque, but Cuba's small Muslim community practices the faith and will quietly mark the end of Ramadan as best they can.

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