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European Union: 1957 – 2017

The leaders of Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signing the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.

The leaders of Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signing the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957.

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The Armenian Island of Venice

The Armenian presence in Europe stretches from London to Larnaca, Lisbon to Lviv; the Armenian Catholic Mkhitarian Congregation is among the most impactful examples of that legacy and this year marks

The Armenian presence in Europe stretches from London to Larnaca, Lisbon to Lviv; the Armenian Catholic Mkhitarian Congregation is among the most impactful examples of that legacy and this year marks

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Ex-IRA leader turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness dies

Sinn Fein confirms the death of Martin McGuinness, who went from IRA commander to Northern Ireland peacemaker and leading figure in the province's power-sharing government.

Sinn Fein confirms the death of Martin McGuinness, who went from IRA commander to Northern Ireland peacemaker and leading figure in the province's power-sharing government.

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Egypt: bust of ancient Pharaoh lifted from slum

A bust of a statue believed to depict one of Egypt’s most famous rulers has been lifted out of a Cairo slum.

A bust of a statue believed to depict one of Egypt’s most famous rulers has been lifted out of a Cairo slum.

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Schoolboy finds German WWII plane with pilot inside

A Danish 14-year-old has unearthed a German warplane from the Second World War while working on a school history project.

A Danish 14-year-old has unearthed a German warplane from the Second World War while working on a school history project.

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Icon of world and French football Raymond Kopa dies aged 85

Tributes have been pouring in for Raymond Kopa, the stylish playmaker and poster boy for a generation of footballers, who has passed away.

Tributes have been pouring in for Raymond Kopa, the stylish playmaker and poster boy for a generation of footballers, who has passed away.

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360° video: Re-enacting Rome in Spain

For two days each year, more than 100 re-enactors populate the ancient roman city of Italica, the oldest Roman settlement in Spain and hometown of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

For two days each year, more than 100 re-enactors populate the ancient roman city of Italica, the oldest Roman settlement in Spain and hometown of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

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Possibly the biggest family photo ever

Over 500 members of the Ren family in China got together to celebrate new year and get a humongous family photo taken.

Over 500 members of the Ren family in China got together to celebrate new year and get a humongous family photo taken.

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Bolivia opens the "Evo Museum"

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

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'Oldest human ancestor' found - and it's not pretty

A group of international scientists in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity.

A group of international scientists in China have discovered what they say is the oldest known ancestor of humanity.

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Nazi propagandist Goebbels' wartime secretary dies at 106

Brunhilde Pomsel said she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities and lived her life in obscurity until her story was unearthed in 2011.

Brunhilde Pomsel said she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities and lived her life in obscurity until her story was unearthed in 2011.

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Friday 13th: the 'most feared' date in the calendar

Friday 13th is widely considered an ‘unlucky day’. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, California, an

Friday 13th is widely considered an ‘unlucky day’. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, California, an

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A beginner's guide to the "Kalachakra" ceremonies

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

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Opinion: a brief history of so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).