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The Venezuelan government has recalled its ambassador to Spain in protest at the support Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced for a jailed Venezuelan opposition leader. via Pocket

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle, according to South Korean intelligence. Mr Kim recently dropped out of public view for nearly six weeks leading to speculation that he was seriously ill. via Pocket

Rescuers are losing hope that 18 workers, trapped underground at a coal mine in southern Turkey, can be saved. Part of the pit flooded while the miners were working. They are said to be stuck 300m (980ft) underground. via Pocket

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the Hungarian capital Budapest against plans to tax internet use in the biggest anti-government demonstration for years. Huge crowds gathered in the capital’s main squares and there were smaller rallies in six other cities. via Pocket

Members of the top political advisory body in China have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung. Mr Tien has accepted his dismissal from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. via Pocket

Up to 200 Syrian rebels have arrived in Kobane to help Kurdish fighters defending the northern border town against Islamic State (IS) militants. All were fighting under the flag of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, an FSA commander in Kobane told the BBC. via Pocket

Lauren Bowker is a designer with the Unseen, an art house working on new concepts in wearable technology. Her latest project is to design a textile which can interpret your brain waves into different colours via an electroencephalograph (EEG) headset. via Pocket
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