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October 20, 2014 04:17
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ISIS teaches how to avoid NSA snooping in a tweet – report
The Islamic State has released a manual instructing its members how to avoid revealing location and other data when using Twitter, according to reports. The militant group hopes to protect its fighters from the US National Security Agency’s surveillance.
Two ambulances arrive at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital.(Reuters / Juan Medina) Beating Ebola: Spanish nurse appears to be healed from deadly virus
The Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating infected patients at a Madrid hospital has seemingly beaten the disease following a complex treatment, the country's government said.
Schematic illustration of the invisible magnetic field lines of Earth (Image from nasa.gov) Scientists: North can become South in less than 100 years
A recent discovery has shown that the Earth’s magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.
Reuters / Fahad Shadeed / Files Paris opera ejects woman in Muslim veil after cast refuses to sing
A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because wearing a veil covering the whole face is banned in France.
An artist's impression of comet Siding Spring and Mars (Image from nasa.gov) Once in a million yrs: Siding Spring comet flies by Mars
A pristine comet has swept past Mars, passing it closer than one-third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Astronomers had a unique chance to observe the celestial body up close, as such an astronomical event occurs just once in a million years.
A general view of the Syrian town of Kobani is seen through a spy-glass from near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, October 19, 2014. (Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach) US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani
The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.
Screenshot from Transcense YouTube video New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ group conversations
Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.
Catalan pro-independence demonstrators gather at Catalunya square during a rally in Barcelona October 19, 2014. (Reuters/Albert Gea)
Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
About 110,000 people gathered in the center of Barcelona to call for snap regional elections after Catalonia was forced to cancel its November 9 independence referendum under pressure from Madrid.
The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Rassipnoe. The flight MH17 was shoot down on July 17, 2014 with 298 people on board.(AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.
Participants wearing masks during a hazy day at the Beijing International Marathon in front of Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, October 19, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) Smog marathon: Beijing runners put on masks for foggy race
Some 30,000 athletes took part in an International Marathon in China's capital on Sunday, with many participants wearing facemasks during the 42 kilometer (26 mile) course. Beijing was enveloped in smog, said to be 'hazardous' by monitors.
Crew members onboard a Swedish Navy fast-attack craft stand guard at the Stockholm archipelago, in Sweden, October 18 2014. (Reuters/Pontus Lundahl) No confirmation: Sweden denies ‘Russian sub hunt’ report as military search ongoing
The Swedish military did not confirm allegations that “a damaged Russian submarine” is being hunted for in waters east of Stockholm, while adding that a search for a “foreign vessel” is ongoing. Moscow said none of its military vessels have been damaged.
Reuters/Charles Platiau; AFP Photo / Martin Bureau XXXmas redacted: Artist removes giant ‘sex toy’ Christmas tree in Paris
The creator of the controversial inflatable Christmas tree in a Paris square has decided to remove it, after drawing outrage from the citizens who even attempted to deflate the installation.
Militant Islamist fighters travel in a vehicle as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) ‘Even animals don’t do it’: Kobani siege survivors on ISIS brutality
A Kurdish activist and his wife, who have witnessed ISIS atrocities in Kobani for several months and documented some on photo and video, met RT’s Murad Gazdiev to speak about what they’ve seen.
Still from RT video Homemade APC: Iraqi blacksmith builds armored vehicle to fight ISIS (VIDEO)
A homemade Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is not something you usually find in a backyard. RT visited an Iraqi blacksmith, who has been working 10 hours a day for 2 months, to help Kurdish fighters stop Islamic State militants.

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