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Shimon Peres said to be "close to death"

The 93-year-old was taken into hospital after a major stroke two weeks ago. His condition was improving until he had a severe setback on Tuesday, according to Israeli media.

The 93-year-old was taken into hospital after a major stroke two weeks ago. His condition was improving until he had a severe setback on Tuesday, according to Israeli media.

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

Devotees across India began celebrating the 11-day Ganesh festival on Monday to mark the birth of the popular Hindu god.

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London burns as 1666 model commemorates Great Fire

A model of the 1666 City of London has been set ablaze on the Thames to commemorate the great Fire of that year that destroyed nearly 80% of the capital.

A model of the 1666 City of London has been set ablaze on the Thames to commemorate the great Fire of that year that destroyed nearly 80% of the capital.

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Model set ablaze to mark Great Fire of London

A floating model of 17th century London was set alight on the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, on Sunday evening.

A floating model of 17th century London was set alight on the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, on Sunday evening.

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The mystery of how Jewish Avengers' poisoned bread failed to kill Nazi POWs

Rather worryingly, when researching the Nakam, (Hebrew for ‘Avengers’), group on the internet, this entry comes up on the very first page, taken from a well-known blog…

Rather worryingly, when researching the Nakam, (Hebrew for ‘Avengers’), group on the internet, this entry comes up on the very first page, taken from a well-known blog…

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World Nomad Games opening ceremony 2016

Athletes from 40 countries come together from September 3 – 8 to compete in 23 types of traditional sports at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

Athletes from 40 countries come together from September 3 – 8 to compete in 23 types of traditional sports at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

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Only half of Russians remember the 1991 failed Soviet coup - poll

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

Russians have marked the 25th anniversary of a coup attempt, when a group of hardline members of the USSR Communist Party tried to seize power from then-Soviet president Mikhail…

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Treasure hunters excavate site of a buried Nazi "gold train"

A team of treasure hunters searching for a Nazi "gold train" have started excavations on the sight where the legendary train supposedly vanished in southwest Poland near the Czech border 1945.

A team of treasure hunters searching for a Nazi "gold train" have started excavations on the sight where the legendary train supposedly vanished in southwest Poland near the Czech border 1945.

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Hitler henchman Himmler's diary extracts found

The diary extracts contain chilling details of the SS leader's daily life, including family commitments and lunches at notorious concentration camps.

The diary extracts contain chilling details of the SS leader's daily life, including family commitments and lunches at notorious concentration camps.

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Putin visits Slovenia

Putin attended the centenary commemoration of a Russian wooden chapel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Putin attended the centenary commemoration of a Russian wooden chapel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

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And also... 'Ryanaldo,' a wild boar and much more

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which may not have reached the international headlines Soaring to new…

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which may not have reached the international headlines Soaring to new…

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Can Clinton boost her public profile to win the White House?

She may well have officially sealed the Democratic presidential nomination, but can Hillary Clinton convince more Americans to warm to her – and to trust her?

She may well have officially sealed the Democratic presidential nomination, but can Hillary Clinton convince more Americans to warm to her – and to trust her?

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Canal discovered beneath Mayan temple could be gateway to afterlife

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a canal system under a temple in the Mayan ruins of Palenque that experts believe could be a symbolic

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a canal system under a temple in the Mayan ruins of Palenque that experts believe could be a symbolic

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Magnificent Matsuri

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

One of Japan’s biggest and oldest events, the month-long Gion Matsuri summer festival is in full swing in Kyoto.

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Colosseum makeover gets the thumbs up from Italian PM Renzi

Italy has portrayed the latest phase of the restoration of Rome's Colosseum as the standard bearer for the protection of the country's vast cultural heritage.

Italy has portrayed the latest phase of the restoration of Rome's Colosseum as the standard bearer for the protection of the country's vast cultural heritage.

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Is this 2,000-year-old tool the world's oldest computer?

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

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Belarus stages re-enactment of Napoleonic wars

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

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See Nicolae Ceausescu's gold bathroom

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.

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France: Renaissance reflection

The beauty of the 16th century Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley (department of Loire-et-Cher) is reflected in the rising waters as heavy rainfall leads to flooding across central…

The beauty of the 16th century Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley (department of Loire-et-Cher) is reflected in the rising waters as heavy rainfall leads to flooding across central…