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Poland bids to reclaim forgotten past as haven for Jews

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WARSAW - Poland, the country on whose soil Nazi Germany carried out the darkest acts of the Holocaust, is starting to re-connect with its other role in Jewish history, as a home for 1,000 years to one of the world's biggest Jewish communities.

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Fri, Oct 24 2014

With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

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U.S., Health 24 Oct 2014

Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

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PARIS - Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two-cornered hat.

24 Oct 2014

Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers

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NEW YORK - There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city.

Entertainment, Music 24 Oct 2014

Vienna inaugurates monument to World War Two deserters

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VIENNA - Austria inaugurated a monument on Friday to thousands of its nationals who deserted Hitler's army during World War Two, marking a new step in efforts to acknowledge the nation's wartime past.

24 Oct 2014

Nero's buried golden palace to open to the public - in hard hats

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ROME - The golden palace that the Emperor Nero built as a monument to himself after half of ancient Rome was consumed by fire is reopening to the public even though its renovation isn't finished yet.

24 Oct 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

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LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. | Video

Tech, People 24 Oct 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta's funeral to be private New York affair

NEW YORK - Oscar de la Renta, the renowned fashion designer who died on Monday at the age of 82, will be buried at a private funeral in New York early next month.

24 Oct 2014

Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

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ADDIS ABABA - When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things existed in the heart of Africa.

24 Oct 2014

Italy court clears designers Dolce and Gabbana in tax evasion case

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ROME - Italy's top court cleared fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Friday over charges of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities.

24 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.