French Burkini Ban Heats Up With Two New Incidents

Burkini Beach

FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty ImagesA Moroccan woman wearing a “burkini”, a full-body swimsuit designed for Muslim women, enters the sea at Oued Charrat beach, near the capital Rabat, on August 17, 2016.

Debates over Muslim women’s ability to wear the “burkini,” full-body swimwear that respects its wearer’s religious principles, at the beach have raged in France this summer. On Tuesday, two new incidents added fuel that already ample fire.

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Koala Conservation Efforts Intensify As Species Rapidly Declines

A suite of complex issues has spelled potentially fatal trouble for Australia’s iconic animal — and experts are unsure of how exactly to grapple with it.

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ROMEO GACAD/AFP/GettyImagesA koala is handled by wildlife personnel at Martin Place public square in Sydney’s central district.

The sleepy, dung-flinging koala we all know and love is fast becoming a vulnerable species. Here’s why, and what’s being done to keep them around:

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21 Amazing Photos Of Earth Taken From Space

In these images taken by both satellites and astronauts living on the International Space Station, Earth’s strange and colorful terrain comes into focus from a fascinating new perspective. From the Sahara desert to coral reefs off the coast of Africa, the most beautiful places in the world look positively alien as seen from space. Still, our planet remains a work of art whether it’s covered in ice or preparing for a hurricane. Here are 21 stunning pictures of Earth from space that prove just that:

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Pictures Of Earth From Space

Scott Kelly/TwitterNASA astronaut Scott Kelly showed off the surprisingly colorful Sahara desert in this photo posted to Twitter on October 17, 2015.


Jeff Williams/Twitter Jeff Williams, another NASA astronaut, posted this photo of neon green auroras south of Australia to Twitter on June 24, 2016.

Richat Structure

Jeff Williams/TwitterWilliams also shared this photo of the Richat Structure, an enormous eroded dome in the Sahara, to Twitter on June 30, 2016.

Barents Sea

NASAOn July 6, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea.

Paris At Night

On April 8, 2015, astronauts on the International Space Station captured this photo of Paris at night.

Adele Island

NASAAstronauts aboard the International Space Station took this picture of Adele Island (off the coast of Australia) on June 11, 2015.


Scott Kelly/TwitterScott Kelly shared this photo of the Bahamas on Twitter on January 19, 2016.

British Columbia

NASA/ESA/Tim PeakeEuropean Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake captured ice on the coast of British Columbia from the International Space Station on December 31, 2015.

Caspian Sea

NASAThe Operational Land Imager (OLI) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite took this photo of gouges left by ice in the Caspian Sea.

Central Asia

NASAOn May 31, 2016, the Expedition 47 crew aboard the International Space Station took this photo of beams of light shining over central Asia.

FILE:  Eruption Of Cleveland Volcano

NASA via Getty Images The Cleveland volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupting on May 23, 2009.

Shuttle Endeavour On Mision To International Space Station

NASA via Getty Images The space shuttle Endeavour prepares to dock with the International Space Station on November 16, 2008.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

NASA via Getty Images Earth's atmosphere against a starry night sky, along with a wing of the Endeavour space shuttle, can be seen in this photo taken on May 28, 2011.

Hurricane Patricia Seen From Space

Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images Scott Kelly took this photo of Hurricane Patricia gathering over Mexico from the International Space Station on October 23, 2015.


NASA/ESA/Tim Peake Astronaut Tim Peake took this photo of the Mediterranean lit up at night on January 25, 2016.

Noctilucent Clouds

NASA/ESA/Tim Peake Peake captured rare high-altitude noctilucent or "night shining" clouds from the International Space Station on May 29, 2016.

Northwestern Austrailia

NASA/Jeff Williams Jeff Williams photographed the northwestern coast of Australia on March 29, 2016.

Reefs Mozambique

Tim Peake/TwitterTim Peake posted this photo of coral reefs off the coast of Mozambique to his Twitter on May 29, 2016.

Sea Of Okhotsk

NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS MODISThe Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite took this photo of clouds and ice over the Okhotsk Sea on February 8, 2016.

Salt Desert

Tim Peake/TwitterTim Peake compared Iran's Great Salt Desert to Mars in this photo posted to Twitter on June 7, 2016.

Horn Of Africa

NASA/ESA/Samantha CristoforettiEuropean Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this photo of the Horn of Africa from the International Space Station on January 30, 2015.

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