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Austria Marks 80 Years since Annexation by Hitler

Austria on Monday marks the 80th anniversary of its annexation by Nazi Germany, with the country's President Alexander Van der Bellen urging young people not to be "taken in" by neo-fascist and far-right ideologies.

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Aussies Plunge into River in DIY Gliders for Charity

Decked out in brightly-coloured costumes and watched on by thousands of cheering spectators, competitors carrying homemade flying devices leaped off a platform above an Australian river in a quirky annual competition Sunday.

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Mexican Regional Cuisine Drives Booming Food Scene

Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas.

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Fine Art in the Flesh: Paris Gallery Welcomes Nudists

A leading Paris gallery has thrown prudishness to the winds by announcing it will welcome nudist visitors in May.

The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art center situated across the Seine river from the Eiffel Tower, has teamed up with the Paris Naturists' Association to organize a free tour on May 5.

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Video Games Linked to Violence, Trump Tells Industry

Video games have been linked to real-world violence, U.S. President Donald Trump told gaming industry leaders in a meeting Thursday after a school shooting last month reignited a national debate over guns.

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World Marks Women's Day Hot on Heels of Rights Demands

Countries around the world mobilized Thursday for International Women's Day with Spaniards on an unprecedented strike, France threatening to "name and shame" firms that pay women less and Iraqi women running a shortened 'marathon'.

The #MeToo and #Timesup campaigns that went global with allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood galvanized this year's celebrations amid surging demand from women for respect and equality. 

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Turkish Women Fill Istanbul to Demand Greater Rights

Thousands of Turkish women on Thursday thronged central Istanbul for a demonstration on International Women's Day to demand greater rights and denounce violence.

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New York Times Publishing Obituaries of 'Overlooked' Women

Novelist Charlotte Bronte died in 1855, poet Sylvia Plath in 1963 and photographer Diane Arbus in 1971.

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France to 'Name and Shame' Companies that Pay Women Less

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday marked International Women's Day with a pledge to "name and shame" companies that pay women less than men for the same work.

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Female Mechanic Breaks Social Barrier in War-Torn Yemen

Dressed in a baggy jumpsuit and a grey paisley veil, 24-year-old Dalia al-Moqadam is an understated pioneer in Yemen -- a rare female mechanic in a conservative Middle Eastern country at war.

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