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France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.
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Bomb Attacks Increase In Ukraine's Second-Largest City, Kharkiv

Kharkiv has largely escaped the ravages of the war until recently. It has been hit by several terrorist bombings, including a blast at a Ukrainian national unity rally last month that killed 4 people.
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ISIS Militants Close In On Area Near Syrian Capital

In Syria, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is gaining ground in an area on the edge of the capital Damascus. The area called Yarmouk was once a Palestinian refugee camp.
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After Nigeria's Election, A Call For Unity

Following a bitterly contested election, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan offered congratulations to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, who said, "We must begin to heal the wounds and work towards a better future."
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Netanyahu: 'I'm Not Trying To Kill Any Deal' With Iran

The Israeli leader, who appeared on CNN and NBC, urged the U.S. and Western powers to seek a better agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear program.
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LHC, Which Confirmed The Higgs, Goes Back Online After 2-Year Hiatus

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, underwent a number of upgrades, including a doubling of the energy with which it can smash protons together.
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In Easter Address, Pope Condemns Violence Against Christians

Francis, in his annual Urbi et Orbi message, decried the bloodshed in Africa and the Middle East. He also expressed hope for the framework deal on Iran's nuclear program.
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Man Retires, Moves, Discovers His Doppelganger

Neil Richardson and John Jemison were strangers until they moved to the same town in Essex and found they shared an uncanny resemblance. This is how they came face to face.
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Kenyans Mourn Dead From Al-Shabab Attack

Many Christians in the east African country gathering at churches for Easter Sunday used the occasion to remember 148 killed in the campus assault.
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Hard Hats And Loud Vests On The Prime Minister's Campaign Bus

Correspondent Jonny Dymond is the BBC's man on the David Cameron election bus. He filed an essay with three weeks to go before the UK's national election.

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