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Eiffel Tower ticket prices to rise by 20% to help cover renovation costs

France’s iconic Eiffel Tower is increasing its ticket prices by 20% to help cover the costs of renovation work and financial losses after the coronavirus pandemic.

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This quiet British island was once the site of Nazi atrocities. A new inquiry reveals its truths

Alderney, a quiet British island in the English Channel known for its outstanding natural beauty, was once the site of the only Nazi camps on British soil – and a hell on Earth for its thousands of inmates.

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NASA PREFIRE mission launches to study Earth’s polar regions

NASA has launched the first of two research satellites to measure how much heat is lost to space from the Arctic and Antarctica.

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From Osama bin Laden to One Direction, see Morgan Spurlock’s wild directing credits | CNN

Oscar-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock passed away at 53 from cancer complications, according to his family. He’s well-known for his film “Super Size Me,” but some of his lesser-known works are just as conversation-invoking.

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‘Soviet-style purge’: Expert on Putin arresting military brass | CNN

CNN’s Brian Todd reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin arresting many of his top military officials in what the Kremlin says are efforts to stamp out corruption, but some experts think there could be underlying reasons for his purge.

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Florida priest accused of biting woman during dispute over Communion bread

A Florida priest is accused of biting a woman while giving out Communion during a Mass in St. Cloud in an alleged “attempt to defend the Communion bread,” according to the charging affidavit in the case.

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‘I touched it!’: New Zealand man fined after trying to ‘body slam’ an orca | CNN

The Department of Conservation in New Zealand was tipped off to a video posted on Instagram of an unnamed man trying to “body slam” an orca.

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UN’s top court orders Israel to ‘immediately’ halt its operation in Rafah

The United Nations’ top court has ordered Israel to halt its controversial military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, further increasing international pressure on Israel over its war against Hamas.

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Once celebrated, an inventor’s breakthroughs are now viewed as disasters — and the world is still recovering

Though the dangers of leaded gasoline and CFCs are now well-known, their inventor was once lauded as a hero. But he couldn’t escape the impact of his creations.

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First Black Filipino woman crowned as Miss Universe Philippines

Chelsea Manalo’s win has been celebrated on social media for helping to “shatter” traditional beauty ideals long held in the country.