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Benin Readies for Return of Treasures Taken by France

The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin's sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness. 

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Calls to Sack Israel Education Minister over Gay Therapy Comments

Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz has spoken of his belief in therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality and claimed he has engaged in the practice, leading to calls for him to be sacked.

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Israeli City Ends Park Ban Seen Racist by Arab Citizens

An Israeli city will end a selective closure at one of its parks that Arab citizens said was a racist policy meant to keep them out after a court decision Sunday.

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Trump Tells Congresswomen to 'Go Back' where They're From

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe.

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Missing Teen Mystery Deepens as Vatican Dig Reveals Empty Graves

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Italian teenager 36 years ago deepened Thursday after two graves at the Vatican thought to possibly hold her remains were discovered to be empty.

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Cancellation of Minaj Saudi Concert Stirs Online Anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.

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'Oldest Remains' outside Africa Reset Human Migration Clock

A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said Wednesday.

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Concert over Women's Rights Concerns

Nicki Minaj has canceled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for women's and gay rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the U.S. rapper said Tuesday.

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Researchers Say Ancient Philistine Town Located in Israel

Researchers in Israel said Monday they believe they have pinpointed the site of an ancient Philistine town mentioned in the biblical tale of David seeking refuge from the Israelite king Saul.

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Vatican Lifts Envoy's Immunity over Sex Assault Claims

The Vatican has lifted the diplomatic immunity of its Paris envoy under investigation for alleged sexual assault, the French foreign ministry said Monday.

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