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School where refugees are the teachers

Image caption Mursal Hedayat has set up a firm helping refugees to support themselves as language tutors Teaching his native Arabic to students online has been a game changer for Syrian refugee Sami as he makes a fresh start in the UK. The Aleppo University engineering graduate says that working ...

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Apple boosted by selling more expensive iPhones

Image copyright Apple Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in its most recent quarter but their higher price tag helped the tech giant do better than analysts expected. The firm said it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the three months to the end of June, up just 1% from last ...

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San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch

SAN FRANCISCO — The corporate campuses of the Bay Area’s technology companies have become independent fiefs with dry cleaning, gyms, doctors, shuttle buses and bountiful free meals, made by the best chefs poached from the region’s famous restaurants. Now, local officials are knocking at the gates. And they are coming ...

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Tennis: Wozniacki withdraws from Citi Open with leg injury

(Reuters) – Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki was forced out of the Citi Open with a leg injury on Tuesday, withdrawing from the Washington, DC tournament just ahead of her first round match. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 4, 2018 ...

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Actor Alan Alda reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Award-winning actor Alan Alda disclosed on Tuesday that he has Parkinson’s disease, saying he did not want the revelation that he had the nervous system disorder to be told from “a sad point of view.” The 82-year-old star of TV series “M*A*S*H” told “CBS This Morning” ...

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Lift switch + heatwave = Eiffel Tower queue frustration

PARIS (Reuters) – A change in who gets to use the Eiffel Tower’s elevators has stranded frustrated tourists in long queues at the Paris landmark during a heatwave in the French capital. FILE PHOTO: Visitors queue to visit the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo ...

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