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Source: DW

Salafism in Germany: What you need to know

Today 14:31 GMT

Salafism has a long history, with a path reaching from the Prophet Muhammad and the first three generations of Muslims all the way to present-day Germany.

Generally speaking, Salafism is understood as the endeavor to comprehend and live in accordance with Islam in the same way as the first three generations of Muslims. "Salafisms is an umbrella term for a modern phenomenon that expresses itself in different ways.

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Source: Common Domain

Estate With Drone Helipad Near Los Angeles Listed For Nearly $12 Million

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The three-story house has views of downtown Los Angeles, the Getty Center art museum, and the Century City business district.

This includes the home’s solar panels, two Tesla powerwalls, and a helipad meant for octocopters, drone helicopters that are not yet FAA-approved, Mr. Rose said. The home was designed to be "more forward-thinking than living today," and was built with future technology in mind, Mr. Rose said.

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Source: Common Domain

Early French Photographs From the Hyman Collection Hit Auction

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Starting with contemporary photographic artists like Nan Goldin and Thomas Struth, the Hymans also went back to great modernists like Man Ray and Edward Weston, and then back to the origins of photography, especially the rarest early negative-positive French photographs.

The Hyman Collection is part of Phillips’s 120-lot photography auction, ULTIMATE, in London, which will open to public view starting Oct. 26.

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Source: The Guradian

Stanley Kubrick never paid for my early work as a composer, childhood friend reveals

Sunday 18:09 GMT

They were childhood friends who collaborated on five films, including one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, Paths of Glory.

Fried said: “He thought the very fact that my doing the music to his early movies got me into the profession was enough payment. We had an agreement – not in writing – [that] we would work for nothing but, as soon as the movie got sold, he would pay us.

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Source: Common Domain

Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

Sunday 14:29 GMT

Many individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans aren’t available without penalty under age 59 ½, said John Middleton, a financial adviser at Brighton Financial Planning in Clinton, N.J.. “The early withdrawal penalties are severe enough to make it unlikely these income sources will sustain early retirement through age 62, at which point individuals could claim Social Security income,” he said.

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Source: Common Domain

Pet owners will spend nearly half a billion dollars on animal costumes this Halloween

Sunday 12:39 GMT

More than 30 million people will spend an estimated $480 million treating their pets to costumes this Halloween, more than double the $220 million spend on pet Halloween costumes in 2010 when the National Retail Federation began tracking pet costumes.

Don’t miss: Therapy dogs are the latest perk companies are using to soothe stressed-out workers. The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend $9 billion celebrating Halloween this year, slightly lower than $9.1 billion last year, on costumes, cards and decorations.

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Source: Global News

Steinbach family nearly decapitated after slamming into a moose

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Going 110 or 120 km/h down the Trans-Canada seems OK, until there’s a sausage on sticks at about 1,000 lbs that you have to brake for, so truly drive to your headlights, drive to conditions.”

He said he looks more at it as “I’m alive, I’m not decapitated, obviously, and I’m not paralyzed, my son’s alive, my family’s alive, it was a great Thanksgiving weekend.” Fort Whyte Centre’s Barrett Miller says motorists may be familiar with how to react to a deer on the highway, but a moose is – quite literally – an entirely different animal.

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Source: Global News

Nearly 100 women accuse former California gynecologist of sex abuse

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abused by a former University of Southern California gynecologist are suing the school, contending it ignored decades of complaints.

“The University of Southern California, my alma mater, is the recipient of hundreds of millions of dollars of state of California aid, and it is clear they miserably failed these women,” he said. But he called on the state attorney general’s office to investigate USC’s handling of complaints against Tyndall.

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Source: Common Domain

Dow up nearly 200 points as stock market aims to follow China rebound

Saturday 13:35 GMT

U.S. stocks kicked off Friday trading solidly higher as a rebound in China’s main equity benchmarks assuaged dread about waning global growth, even as Beijing reported the worst rate of economic expansion since 2009.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.77% rose 190 points, or 0.7%, to 25,569, while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.92% advanced 24 points, or 0.9%, to 2,793. Friday’s action also comes on the 31st anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash.


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