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This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows India's first supreme court in Kolkata, India, completed in 1872, and was housed in a building copied from the Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium. Kolkata's colonial era architecture forms a mélange of numerous European and Asian styles. (Denis D. Gray via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 11:01 am
KOLKATA, India (AP) — The British left footprints across their far-flung colonial empire from Toronto to Yangon. But nowhere is there as vast and varied a collection of heritage architecture than in Kolkata. Thousands of buildings — including homes, churches, palaces and even synagogues — survive...
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In this image taken from video provided by Lars Mlekusch a bulldozer clears snow on a road in Zermatt Switzerland Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018. Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the nearby town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. (Lars Mlekusch via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 9:47 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the thousands of tourists stranded in the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, near the Matterhorn (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Swiss police official says authorities in Zermatt near the famed Matterhorn peak have begun an "air bridge" by helicopter to bring down tourists who...
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January 09, 2018 - 8:21 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany suspended landings for about three hours on Tuesday to repair minor damage to the runway. A footprint-sized hole in the asphalt was discovered Tuesday morning. Landings were suspended, although a limited numbers of takeoffs were possible...
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Passengers at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Terminal 4 wait for flights, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will "hold all responsible parties accountable." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2018 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Frazzled travelers snoozed on floors, and dozens of suitcases sat unclaimed as a welter of wintry problems — from a snowstorm to a burst water pipe — extended flight delays at Kennedy Airport into a fourth day Monday. The agency running the airport vowed to investigate the fiasco...
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Tourists stand in front of the famed astronomical clock at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Workers stopped the famous medieval astronomical clock on Monday and parts will be taken off site for months for major repairs. Prague officials say the clock installed on the City Hall's tower in 1410 will be completely disassembled and taken for its first comprehensive restoration since World War II. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 08, 2018 - 10:02 am
PRAGUE (AP) — One of Prague's major tourist attractions, its medieval astronomical clock, was stopped Monday and is to be taken away for months for major repairs. The clock last performed its hourly show of the 12 apostles and other figures for crowds of visitors to the Czech capital on Monday at 9...
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FILE - In this Aug.17, 2016 file photo, a woman cools off her legs in the Louvre fountain next to the Pyramid in Paris. Paris' Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in the French capital. Tourism in the country took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 08, 2018 - 9:31 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum says it welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in Paris. Tourism in the French capital took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists the previous year. Foreign visitors represent 70...
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January 08, 2018 - 2:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A water pipe break in one of the terminals at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday added to the delays at the beleaguered airport trying to recover from the aftermath of a snowstorm that has stranded thousands of passengers. In a statement, the Port Authority of New York and New...
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January 08, 2018 - 12:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to require fencing at some overpass construction sites after a Michigan man was killed when a sandbag was tossed onto an interstate and smashed through a car windshield. The department is drafting a new rule that would require...
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The monument depicting German emperor Wilhelm I. at the confluence of river Moselle and river Rhine is flooded near Koblenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Flooding on the Rhine river in Germany has prompted authorities to halt shipping around Cologne, but officials hope that water levels will peak early in the week. Persistent rainfall and melting snow have led to a gradual rise in river levels in western Germany over recent days...
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Interior view of historical Bulgarian Sveti Stefan Church, or " Iron Church," is seen in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov attend Sunday the reopening ceremony of the church after seven years of restoration. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
January 07, 2018 - 8:36 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president and the Bulgarian prime minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration project. In Sunday's opening ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 120-year-old Sveti Stefan Church remains the "single example"...
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