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Snowstorm strikes north-eastern United States
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Snowstorm strikes north-eastern United States

The north-eastern US states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia have declared states of emergency as a huge winter storm sweeps in, bringing heavy snow. The US National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings from eastern Pennsylvania to south-west Maine. Schools are closed and thousands of flights have been […]

One found in rescue helicopter hunt
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One found in rescue helicopter hunt

The crew member is understood to be in a critical condition. Those on board lost contact at about 01:00 local time on Tuesday. Debris has been spotted in the water and a search by two RNLI lifeboats, two Irish Coast Guard helicopters and several local fishing boats is focusing north […]

EU workplace headscarf ban is legal, says ECJ
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EU workplace headscarf ban is legal, says ECJ

Employers are entitled to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” – including headscarves, Europe’s top court has ruled. But the ban must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to “dress neutrally”, said the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It cannot […]