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Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz stunt

Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings

Tunisia pushes ‘economic emergency’ bill

Tunisia is drafting an “economic emergency” bill that will let the government bypass bureaucratic hurdles and speed up large-scale projects as it seeks to boost growth and create jobs, a senior official said.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup Finals Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup Finals Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.

Tawlet’s soup kitchen, hoping to help 

Aasha el Tayeb, a new initiative cooked up by Beirut-based NGO Souk el Tayeb to offer a restaurant experience to underprivileged members of society, was inaugurated Thursday with the first of many “soup kitchen” dinner parties.

Theme parks aim to do away with the line

At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it’s time to enter the ride.

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