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Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma
Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will inaugurate a memorial to murdered Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazis on Wednesday, as Europe's largest minority grapples with ongoing discrimination.

Merkel to open Berlin Holocaust memorial for Roma
Former Democratic presidential nominee US Senator George McGovern. ©REUTERS
Ex-US presidential candidate McGovern dies at 90

Former US senator George McGovern, a liberal icon who vowed to end the Vietnam War but lost a landslide presidential election to Richard Nixon in 1972, died early Sunday at the age of 90.

Ex-US presidential candidate McGovern dies at 90
Portraits of ETA prisoners and their logo. ©REUTERS
Bodyguard-free, ex ETA target enjoys new life

For 11 years, town councillor Joseba Markaida lived with a bodyguard, for fear of Basque separatists who hurled petrol bombs at his home and poisoned his dog.

Bodyguard-free, ex ETA target enjoys new life
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks

President Dilma Rousseff wants to introduce public service quotas for black Brazilians as a way to repay a historic debt for centuries of slavery and discrimination.

Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks
Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing
Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing

Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk, whose life mirrored the turbulent history of his nation where he remained a revered figure, died in Beijing on Monday at the age of 89.

Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing
Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III
Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III

Archaeologists and one hopeful relative are anxiously waiting to see if a skeleton dug up from a hole in a car park in the English city of Leicester is the remains of the much-maligned King Richard III.

Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III
Tim Burton recalls dark childhood in 'Frankenweenie'
Tim Burton recalls dark childhood in 'Frankenweenie'

Black and white, old-fashioned stop-motion animation but in 3D: cinema's past and future combine in Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," which the Gothic filmmaker says was inspired by his childhood.

Tim Burton recalls dark childhood in 'Frankenweenie'
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Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel, prize creator

Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the Nobel Prizes in his will.

Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel, prize creator
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Madoff scam went back further than thought: US

Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar Wall Street fraud started in the early 1970s, at least two decades earlier than previously thought.

Madoff scam went back further than thought: US
Kofi Annan. ©REUTERS
Blair could have prevented Iraq war: Annan

Former British prime minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion, ex-United Nations chief Kofi Annan claimed.

Blair could have prevented Iraq war: Annan
World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial
World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial

The trial of Pope Benedict XVI's former butler and a Vatican computer technician for leaking secret papers starting on Saturday has no precedent since the Holy See became a sovereign state in 1929.

World's smallest state, Vatican holds one-of-a-kind trial
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Revealed: Secrets of the Squid from Hell

Biologists on Wednesday said they had unlocked secrets about the vampire squid, a mysterious creature that feeds on the decaying dead in the unlit depths.

Revealed: Secrets of the Squid from Hell
National icon keeps campaign guessing ahead of Ghana polls
National icon keeps campaign guessing ahead of Ghana polls

The military shooting range along a windswept beach appears desolate and unassuming, but it is home to a controversial piece of history for Ghana and its former president Jerry Rawlings.

National icon keeps campaign guessing ahead of Ghana polls
Nazi air raid bunker hosts new Berlin art show
Nazi air raid bunker hosts new Berlin art show

Art patrons Christian and Karen Boros have thrown open the doors this week to their own personal World War II air raid bunker in Berlin, showing off gems from their 700-work collection.

Nazi air raid bunker hosts new Berlin art show
Ralph Lauren journeys to Spain at NY fashion week
Ralph Lauren journeys to Spain at NY fashion week

Ralph Lauren took a whimsical journey to Spain on Thursday, while Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein went all-out with a structured, architectural look on the closing day of New York Fashion Week.

Ralph Lauren journeys to Spain at NY fashion week
Remains of astronaut legend Neil Armstrong buried at sea
Remains of astronaut legend Neil Armstrong buried at sea

The cremated remains of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong were scattered at sea Friday, in a ceremony aboard a US aircraft carrier paying final tribute to the first man to set foot on the moon, NASA said.

Remains of astronaut legend Neil Armstrong buried at sea
Serbia's war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic. ©REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic
Gruesome details on wartime Kosovo organ harvesting: TV

A former Kosovo rebel witness described in an interview how he removed a prisoner's heart for the black market in organs during the 1990s Kosovo conflict, Serbian RTS state television reported.

Gruesome details on wartime Kosovo organ harvesting: TV
Serbian Chief war crime prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic. ©REUTERS/Oleg Popov
Serbia says it has witness to Kosovo organ harvesting

Serbia said Sunday it had a former Kosovo rebel witness who allegedly took part in removing the heart of a Serb prisoner for the international black market in organs during the 1990s Kosovo conflict.

Serbia says it has witness to Kosovo organ harvesting
Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea: family
Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea: family

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, a family spokesman said Thursday.

Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea: family
US President Barack Obama. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Obama, Aldrin praise 'American hero' Neil Armstrong

President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes Saturday to the famed Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.

Obama, Aldrin praise 'American hero' Neil Armstrong