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Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Polish prime minister has not responded publicly to Israeli criticism Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were “outrageous”. Mr Netanyahu said […]

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Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the ancient compound A fire broke out at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism – the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa. Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the roof and what appeared to be at least one gutted pagoda. Chinese state media […]

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The mystery of Toronto's gay village killings

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Friends hung posters of Andrew Kinsman around the Village and Cabbagetown For years, there were whispers in Toronto’s gay community about a serial killer stalking the community. Now that one of their own has been charged with the murders of five missing men, they wonder why the police didn’t act […]

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How I joined a French wine brotherhood

Image caption The Pouilly brotherhood welcomed 10 new bailli into their fold at a January ceremony It is not every day you get asked to join a medieval-style brotherhood, and I was nervous lest the Pouilly winegrowers spot that I knew nothing about wine. What if they asked me to explain the difference between a […]

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Pope renews Vatican's anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men […]

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Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Ophélie Gaillard, who is a professional-winning cellist, had the valuable instrument on loan An 18th-Century cello has been returned to a French musician after an appeal following her knifepoint robbery. Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the instrument and her mobile phone outside her home in Paris on Thursday. After putting […]