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Neizvestny, Sculptor who Confronted Khrushchev, Dies at 91

Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian-born sculptor who publicly debated modern art with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and went on to create his final memorial, died in the United States Tuesday.

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Low-Caste Indians Beaten Up over Dead Cow

An angry mob in southern India attacked two low-caste cousins who they suspected of slaughtering a cow, police said Wednesday, the latest such attack by self-styled protectors of the animals.

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Pokemon Booted Out of French World War I Memorial

A French World War I memorial has been removed from Pokemon Go following complaints about players gathering to do battle at a site containing the remains of 130,000 soldiers, the site's management said.

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Marseille 'Burqini Pool Party' Nixed in Secular France

A Marseille waterpark has canceled plans to host a private event for Muslim women wearing burqinis -- full-body swimsuits -- after they sparked outrage in secular France, authorities and the park said Tuesday.

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Serbia PM Announces First Openly Gay Minister

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced a new cabinet line-up on Monday that included the first openly gay ministerial candidate in the conservative Balkan country.

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At Ancient Syria Site, IS Discovers then Destroys Treasures

When the Islamic State group captured Tal Ajaja, one of Syria's most important Assyrian-era sites, they discovered previously unknown millennia-old statues and cuneiform tablets, and then they destroyed them.

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The Basque Beret, from Peasant Cap to 'Emblem of France'

The beret has come a long way since its humble beginnings as the headgear of choice for pelota players in the Basque country, becoming a must-have accessory as far afield as China.

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War Tourism in Afghanistan: Adventure or Reckless Hedonism?

Thousands of people are fleeing the conflict roiling Afghanistan, but American backpacker John Milton recently made the reverse journey to the war-ravaged country -- for a holiday.

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An American Muslim who Fights Bigotry with Laughter

The Muslim American comedian Dean Obeidallah has spent 15 years fighting hatred and bias against Islam, armed only with his sense of humor.

Now, the bitter tones of the US presidential campaign have added urgency to his mission.

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Reverence: The Military Taboo Trump Broke

Boarding a flight? Active service members go first. Watching a sports event? Then you'll stand and applaud a group of veterans at some point during the game.

America puts its service members on a unique pedestal: they are revered and yet poorly understood.

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