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Medieval clock is back to counting off the hours in Prague

One of Prague’s major tourist attractions, the medieval astronomical clock, resumes operations in its former glory after major repairs that took more than eight months, in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) PRAGUE (AP) — A medieval astronomical clock that is a major tourist attraction …

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. It was an impenetrable Cold War barrier — and for some inhabitants of the Czech Republic it still is. Deer still balk at crossing the border with Germany even …

Home for Holocaust survivors sees last generation

CHICAGO (AP) — Listen to the many harrowing stories of war, suffering and survival, all under one roof: On the third floor, there’s Margie. A prisoner of Nazi labor camps, she hauled backbreaking cement bags and was beaten with clubs. Sometimes, she had only a piece of bread to eat …

Ancient Jewish tombstones found in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna’s Jewish community says a historically important trove of ancient Jewish tombstones have been recently unearthed, including some dating back to the 16th century. Senior Jewish community official Raimund Fastenbauer said Wednesday that the headstones have “high historical value.” He describes their significance as comparable to those …

Sihanouk: Cambodia’s last true king

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — When the flames at the cremation ground are quenched and Cambodia’s former monarch Norodom Sihanouk’s ashes scattered on Phnom Penh’s riverfront, the mighty Mekong River may well carry away the country’s last true king, a towering figure in a procession of more than 100 monarchs …