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German conservatives agree on 'transit zones' for refugees | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and her Bavarian allies have agreed on a plan to set up “transit zones” at the border to filter out migrants who clearly have no chance of gaining asylum, Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer said on Monday.<p>German police officers check …

North Africa

Hong Kong photographer to face trial in Thailand

A Hong Kong photographer detained in Thailand for carrying a bulletproof jacket and helmet will face trial after pleading not guilty on Monday to a weapons possession charge.<p>The case has sparked an outcry from media freedom groups, who say journalists should not be punished for carrying body armour …

Hong Kong

Interview: Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Intimate Portraits of Human Vulnerability

Brooklyn, New York-based painter Alyssa Monks captures the complex, multifaceted experience of being human in her intimate portraits of people half-hidden beneath layered surfaces. Bordering on hyperrealistic and surreality, while simultaneously venturing into the abstract, her oil paintings are …

Art

This robot could one day work aboard the ISS

A robot being developed for manipulation tasks has demonstrated its ability to perform a complex job in a mock International Space Station scenario.<p>There's a lot to do aboard the International Space Station (ISS). There are science experiments to be performed and cared for; at least two hours of …

Robotics

Have Core-Toning Workouts Gone Too Far? The Case for Laying Off the Crunches

<i>Is the fixation on stomach-based workouts too much of a good thing?</i><p>One recent Sunday morning, after lingering over my newspaper and coffee a moment too long, I grabbed my water bottle and rushed to the lengthening-and-toning class where I’d reserved a spot. Most of the women in the studio—in …

FoxType wants to help you write more polite emails

The trouble with communicating via text, whether it’s an SMS, IM or email, is that the tone of your message may not always come through as you expect. It’s especially difficult when you’re conversing with a business associate or someone you’ve never met before.<p>FoxType tries to help you write more …

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