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Be nice! Airlines aim for more ‘mindful’ fliers

It’s stressful in the air nowadays, but some airlines are making new efforts to ease the pain.

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‘Duby’-ous new app helps light up weed pictures

New app Duby combines photo-sharing, social interface, and voting to help people share pot pictures.

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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Britain’s nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.

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Paul Allen hits Tribeca festival with Ebola film

Billionaire Paul Allen is passionate about fighting Ebola, and is putting his money where his mouth is with a new documentary.

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Russia President Putin: I’m ready to work with US

Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.

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Obama urges ‘creative’ talks with Iran on sanctions

President Obama on Friday directed his diplomats to use “creative negotiations” to bridge a sharp divide with Iran over sanctions. The NYT reports.

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Australia foils alleged terror attack, arrests 5 teens

Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week.

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Goldman Sachs sued over ‘sex discrimination’

A senior banker will next week begin an employment case against Goldman Sachs after alleging she was cheated out of millions of pounds. The FT reports.

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Russia’s economy shrinks despite Putin’s spin

Russia’s economy has contracted further, a day after president Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation that the worst of the crisis was over.

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US Treasury’s Lew urges Greece to speed up reforms

The U.S. Treasury Secretary is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would damage the world economy.