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Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death

Sellia (Italy) (AFP) – The Grim Reaper has received his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly & dwindling population to…

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Electric bike revolution spinning profits for Dutch firms

Dieren (Netherlands) (AFP) – On the busy assembly line at Gazelle, one of the top Dutch bike manufacturers, a quiet revolution is taking place: mixed with wheels, brakes & saddles…

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili confirmed as Georgia PM

Tbilisi (AFP) – Georgia's parliament confirmed Wednesday former foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the country's prime minister, six days after Irakli Garibashvili's surprise resignation from the post. "The parliament has…

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Israeli liberals cry foul over funding disclosure bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Cabinet ministers gave preliminary approval Sunday to a bill that imposes new disclosure requirements on nonprofit groups that receive foreign funding — drawing accusations the government…

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German navy 'rescued over 10,000 migrants' in 2015

Berlin (AFP) – Germany's navy said Saturday it rescued over 10,000 migrants at sea this year, including more than 500 people off the coast of Libya on Christmas day. "The…

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Israeli ministers approve new restrictions on dovish groups

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Cabinet ministers on Sunday gave preliminary approval to a bill that imposes new disclosure requirements on nonprofit groups that receive foreign funding — drawing accusations it…

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IS jihadists stole 'tens of thousands' of blank passports: report

Berlin (AFP) – The Islamic State group may have stolen "tens of thousands" of blank passports that it could use to smuggle its fighters into Europe as refugees, a German…

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Preliminary results: Slovenians reject same-sex marriage law

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenians rejected a same-sex marriage law by a large margin in a referendum on Sunday, according to preliminary referendum results. The results released Sunday by authorities…

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Decode those weird symbols on the back of your phone

This article, Decode those weird symbols on the back of your phone, originally appeared on CNET.com. View gallery . James Martin/CNET A tiny trash can with an X through it,…

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The Latest: Stranded migrants chant 'Open the borders!'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the continuing flow of refugees & other migrants into Europe. All times local: 9:40 p.m. Mareman Azad of Afghanistan was among 1,000 protesters…

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