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The best cultural events in Europe

For the last days of summer choose between a huge soundsystem festival in Croatia and the Deauville American Film Festival in France.

For the last days of summer choose between a huge soundsystem festival in Croatia and the Deauville American Film Festival in France.

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Islamic extremist pleads guilty in The Hague

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial in the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a legal first.

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Franco, German, Italian leaders meet in symbolic Italian island of Ventotene

Relaunching the European Union two months after the UK vote to leave the EU: the challenge facing Angela Merkel François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a mini summit in Ventotene.

Relaunching the European Union two months after the UK vote to leave the EU: the challenge facing Angela Merkel François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a mini summit in Ventotene.

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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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Bolivia: priest blesses animals with holy water

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

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Ben Hur and chariot races get a make-over in a new movie release

Confirming that no film is above a revamp even if its already won 11 Oscars – the new version of Ben Hur has premiered in Los Angeles.

Confirming that no film is above a revamp even if its already won 11 Oscars – the new version of Ben Hur has premiered in Los Angeles.

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Italy: last-minute preps for Siena's famous Palio race

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.

Thousands of local residents and tourists have gathered in the Tuscan city of Siena to watch the Palio – one of the oldest Italian bareback horse races.

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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,