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Pope, on Palm Sunday, pays tribute to 'today's martyrs'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday celebrations by paying tribute to those killed for their faith, a reference to the victims of Islamic State militants.

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Vietnam's collectors keep war memories alive, with bullets, bombs and dogtags 27 Mar 2015

HANOI - Grubby satchels, helmets, rusty knives and chunky radios are strewn around Dinh Van Loc's front room, transforming his house in Vietnam's capital into an abandoned battlefield.

Pope Francis meets homeless on private visit to Sistine Chapel 27 Mar 2015

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis made a surprise personal visit to 150 homeless people on a special tour of the Sistine Chapel on Thursday, in the latest nod to his vision of creating a church for the poor.

It's in the grape: New Zealand vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques 27 Mar 2015

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines from rivals such as Australia and the United States.

Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo 26 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's professional tour after living the first 34 years of her life as a man.

New British Museum galleries to help counter militants' image of Islam 27 Mar 2015

LONDON - Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to offset the image created by Islamic militants.

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Chile's Volcano Villarrica has recently entered a more active phase.