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Arrangement of light receptors in the eye may cause dyslexia, scientists say
Arrangement of light receptors in the eye may cause dyslexia, scientists say

Research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Wednesday by Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars of French University of Rennes claims dyslexia may be caused by the way the photoreceptors in their eyes are arranged. Co-author Ropars said, "Our observations lead us to believe that we indeed found a potential cause of dyslexia".

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Digital security researchers publicly reveal vulnerability in WPA2 WiFi protocol
Digital security researchers publicly reveal vulnerability in WPA2 WiFi protocol

On Monday, digital security researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of Belgium's KU Leuven university publicly disclosed a security vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi (wireless local-area networking) protocol, which they called KRACK (for Key Reinstallation Attack).

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Iraqi army regains control over Peshmerga fighters' occupied Kirkuk
Iraqi army regains control over Peshmerga fighters' occupied Kirkuk

On Wednesday, the Iraqi army said they had regained control over the city of Kirkuk, which was occupied by Peshmerga fighters of Kurdistan's autonomous regions.

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Israeli athletes barred from representing country in Abu Dhabi's grand slam
Israeli athletes barred from representing country in Abu Dhabi's grand slam

On Monday, the Israel Judo Association responded after organisers of the judo grand slam in Abu Dhabi told chairman of the Israel Judo Association Moshe Ponte Israeli athletes would not be permitted to wear the Israeli flag or symbols, or bear the country's name on their judo uniform.

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Austrian People's Party wins majority national election, Sebastian Kurz to become world's youngest national leader at 31
Austrian People's Party wins majority national election, Sebastian Kurz to become world's youngest national leader at 31

The exit polls of Sunday's snap parliamentary elections in Austria showed the centre-right (ÖVP) led the election, receiving about 31% of the votes.

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