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Rome’s First Female Mayor In Almost 3,000 Years

After being ruled by men for thousands of years, Rome elects lawyer Virginia Raggi as its new leader. Rome has elected its first female mayor in its more than two-and-a-half millennia of existence. Virginia Raggi, an anti-establishment candidate who entered politics only five years ago, won 67.2% of the vote, defeating Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s candidate in the two-person …

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Australian woman dies on Everest descent

Dr Strydom had been travelling in Nepal for more than a month with her husband and 10 other climbers. The 34-year-old was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she fell ill and died on Saturday afternoon, Pasang Phurba Sherpa, a board director at Seven Summit Treks, said. “After reaching the summit yesterday she said she …

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Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt

A teenage Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in the eastern Paris suburbs because her skirt is too long. The headteacher of the school in Montereau-Fault-Yonne told the 16-year-old that the length of her skirt meant that it was an “ostentatious religious symbol” – something forbidden in state schools in France since 2004. …

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BAE invests in space engine firm Reaction Engines

BAE Systems has bought a 20% stake in a company developing a radical engine that could propel aircraft into space. BAE is paying £20.6m for the stake in Reaction Engines, which is developing a hybrid rocket/jet engine called Sabre. Reaction says the technology would allow the launch of satellites into space at a fraction of the current cost and allow …

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Free Hosting Provider 000webhost Hacked, 13.5 Million Account Details Leaked

The world’s most popular free web hosting company, 000webhost, has suffered a major hack which has exposed client data and user credentials for more than 13 million of its customers. The stolen data includes usernames and passwords in plain text alongside full names and IP addresses of close to 13.5 million of its customers. The service claimed that they provide …

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