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Aboriginal Australians meet at sacred Uluru to discuss first chance of recognition

SYDNEY Aboriginal Australian leaders are meeting at the sacred landmark of Uluru to decide how the country's first inhabitants, who date back about 50,000 years before British colonizers arrived, should be recognized in the constitution for the first time.

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London's Chelsea Flower Show to open with a volcano and a secret garden May 22 2017

LONDON A secret garden and model erupting volcano are among the main attractions of this year's Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's premier gardening show which is enticing royalty and celebrities alike this week.

Fifty years after Six Day War, Jerusalem retains much of its old look May 21 2017

JERUSALEM Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

Once-drab Indonesian slum rejuvenated into 'Rainbow Village' May 21 2017

SEMARANG, Indonesia A slum area on Indonesia's Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform the district into what is now being called "Kampung Pelangi" ("Rainbow Village"). | Video

Cairo lantern-maker champions old craft against Chinese imports May 21 2017

CAIRO An Egyptian artisan who makes the traditional lanterns that adorn Middle Eastern streets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan believes he has found a way to stop a flood of Chinese replicas and save his ancient craft.

Expedia begins offering online booking for hotels in Cuba May 24 2017

HAVANA U.S. online travel services company Expedia said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island. | Video

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Blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.