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Convert or destroy - what will happen to Hitler's home?

The building where Adolf Hitler was supposedly born will be remodeled, Austria’s interior minister has suggested after initially saying it would be torn down.

The building where Adolf Hitler was supposedly born will be remodeled, Austria’s interior minister has suggested after initially saying it would be torn down.

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Meet the creators of 21st-century cathedrals

Modern-day Sagrada Familia It is a modern-day Sagrada Familia that has been taking shape for more than half a century in the small town of Mejorada del Campo, on the outskirts of…

Modern-day Sagrada Familia It is a modern-day Sagrada Familia that has been taking shape for more than half a century in the small town of Mejorada del Campo, on the outskirts of…

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China's new glass bridge promises heartstopping views

The longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world opened to visitors on Saturday in Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in central China’s Hunan…

The longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world opened to visitors on Saturday in Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in central China’s Hunan…

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Tokyo attempts to revive its historical connection with water

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

Hundreds of years ago Tokyo was often referred to as the water city, until the focus shifted to the modern urban expanse that we know today

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The Olympic Boulevard of Rio

One of the massive successes of RIO 2016 has been the Olympic Boulevard, in the rejuvenated port district, which boasts an Olympic flame, live music on three stages, a hot air balloon, bungee jumping,

One of the massive successes of RIO 2016 has been the Olympic Boulevard, in the rejuvenated port district, which boasts an Olympic flame, live music on three stages, a hot air balloon, bungee jumping,

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Hot design: the towers that look like flames

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

They call it the new iconic symbol of modern Azerbaijan, a landmark in the capital that can be seen from all vantage points. The Baku Flame Towers

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Postcards from Azerbaijan: The Baku Flame Towers

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

Opened in 2013, the towers are used for a hotel, apartments and offices and the tallest has a total of 38 floors

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An emotional return home to Palmyra

I have my “children and my health, that’s what matters,” said So’ad Daher. The 63-year-old was one among a few hundred residents of Palmyra to make a

I have my “children and my health, that’s what matters,” said So’ad Daher. The 63-year-old was one among a few hundred residents of Palmyra to make a

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Besiktas unveil new stadium

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated Besiktas’ brand new waterfront stadium on Sunday. The formal opening did not take place inside the

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated Besiktas’ brand new waterfront stadium on Sunday. The formal opening did not take place inside the

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Dubai plans tower even higher than Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest skyscraper, dominates Dubai at a height of 828 meters. But this is to change in the coming years. The municipality

Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest skyscraper, dominates Dubai at a height of 828 meters. But this is to change in the coming years. The municipality

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Red Sea bridge to be built linking Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have announced a bridge is to be built across the Red Sea linking the two countries – as well as the continents of Africa and

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have announced a bridge is to be built across the Red Sea linking the two countries – as well as the continents of Africa and

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Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies at the age of 65

The world renowned Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65. She had contracted bronchitis and suffered a heart attack

The world renowned Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65. She had contracted bronchitis and suffered a heart attack

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Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar set for restoration

This is drone footage of one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. It emerged as Turkish authorities announced this week that Istanbul’s

This is drone footage of one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. It emerged as Turkish authorities announced this week that Istanbul’s

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Postcards from Lyon: The Confluence Museum

The last in our series of Postcards from Lyon comes from one of the French city's newest landmarks

The last in our series of Postcards from Lyon comes from one of the French city's newest landmarks

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An architect's dream in the city that's doubling its urban centre

The French city of Lyon is in the process of doubling the size of its urban centre, by creating a new district built on marshland reclaimed in the

The French city of Lyon is in the process of doubling the size of its urban centre, by creating a new district built on marshland reclaimed in the

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Warsaw a city with a booming culture and economy and a message

Warsaw, Poland’s capital is a city of energy. It vibrates to the rhythm of the economic boom which has accelerated since joining the European Union

Warsaw, Poland’s capital is a city of energy. It vibrates to the rhythm of the economic boom which has accelerated since joining the European Union

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Postcards from Lyon: A changing skyline

Our new series of Postcards comes to you from Lyon, France's second largest metropolitan centre

Our new series of Postcards comes to you from Lyon, France's second largest metropolitan centre

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Trevi fountain's waters flow again as landmark re-opens after facelift

One of Rome’s most famous landmarks the Trevi fountain has finished getting a facelift. The romantic must-visit site had been in need of a makeover

One of Rome’s most famous landmarks the Trevi fountain has finished getting a facelift. The romantic must-visit site had been in need of a makeover

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From Fascism to 500 Fendi fashionistas

A 70-year-old monument to Italy’s Fascist era has found a new use as the HQ for fashion brand Fendi. The restored “Square Colosseum” was built by

A 70-year-old monument to Italy’s Fascist era has found a new use as the HQ for fashion brand Fendi. The restored “Square Colosseum” was built by

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A race against time to save the 'bongs' of Big Ben

It’s a race against time to save the “bongs” of Big Ben. A report on the state of one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent symbols says if urgent

It’s a race against time to save the “bongs” of Big Ben. A report on the state of one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent symbols says if urgent