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The infamous German inscription that reads ‘Work Makes Free’ at the main gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp, in  Oswiecim, Poland. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A realisation in Auschwitz
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  • October 23, 2016, 20:00

Swallows darted crooked circles with fluttering wings upon the blue sky overhead. Sunlight fell louche and effortless gifting deep shadows to all it t(...)

Police and railway security officials patrol a closed area where a search is under way for a Nazi train in Walbrzych, Poland.  A group of explorers has begun digging in the area in a quixotic search for a buried Nazi train said to be filled with stolen gold, gems and artworks. Photograph: Mikolaj Nowacki/The New York Times

A group of explorers has begun digging in southwestern Poland in a quixotic search for a buried Nazi train said to be filled with stolen gold, gems an(...)

Charleston, South Carolina was declared to be the friendliest place in the world while Sydney finished in second spot just ahead of dear old Dublin

In Ireland we like nothing better than being told how friendly we are. It doesn’t matter how many times we see smacked out skobies thieving mobile ph(...)

Can Leicester City defend their Premier League title in 2016/17. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsenal Not for the first time Arsenal find themselves needing a striker, a defender and have real doubts about the long-term future of Arsène Weng(...)

A nun looks on as pilgrims sleep at the Campus Misericordiae during World Youth Day in Brzegi near Krakow, Poland. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Kuba Ociepa

World Youth Day (WYD), an event instituted by St John Paul II as a regular gathering of young people, had about two million participants this year. In(...)

Pope Francis: “Today, in schools they are teaching this to children – to children! – that everyone can choose their gender.” Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Pope Francis has lamented that children, as he puts it, are being taught in school that gender can be a choice. He added that his predecessor, Benedi(...)

Pope Francis waves from the Papamobile upon his arrival to celebrate a Mass for the World Youth Day at the Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, Poland. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Pope Francis challenged up to 1.6 million young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” retreating into vide(...)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a prayer vigil with youth at Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, Poland as part of the World Youth Day. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

For much of this week in Krakow at the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day, Pope Francis has been concerned about the concept of violence in the modern (...)

Pope Francis prays in front of the death wall at the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, on Friday. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano /Pool Photo via AP

Following his sombre, silent visit to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, Pope Francis has condemned the way prisoners are “t(...)

Pope Francis walks through Auschwitz’s notorious gate with the sign Arbeit Macht Frei during his visit to the former Nazi death camp near Krakow. Photograph: Reuters/Filippo Monteforte/Pool

Pope Francis wrote another important page in his dramatic pontificate when he made a solemn and silent visit to the former Nazi concentration camp of (...)

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