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Europe's Largest Zinc Mine Lies Deep Under Ireland's Countryside

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

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British and German soldiers fraternizing at Ploegsteert, Belgium, on Christmas Day 1914. World War I was raging at the time, but front-line troops initiated the truce, which they documented in photos and letters. Commanders on both sides were furious when they learned of it. Courtesy of Imperial War Museum hide caption

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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

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At the We Care food bank in Southeast London, customers pay 1 pound sterling, or about $1.60, for 10 items. The token payment is meant to ease customers' discomfort about having to use the food bank's services. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

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A London Tube Dream Ride, In The Driver's Cab

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

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The Apple campus in Cork, southern Ireland, employs 4,000 people — though its financial benefits are felt across the city. But Ireland's attractive tax laws — which have lured other industry leaders — are now under scrutiny. Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

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Afghan Activists Hope For Larger Say In Country's Future

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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

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Shetland Oil Money Can't Unravel Islanders' Knitting Lifestyle

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The remains of Brendan Megraw are carried to St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast by his brothers Kieran (second left) and Sean (second right) on Nov. 14. The remains were found in a bog 36 years after Megrew was taken by the IRA. He was one of the many who died or disappeared during the decades-long Troubles between Protestant loyalists and Catholic republicans in Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

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Not-so-authentic Irish: a Celtic knot tattoo. Tattoo parlors in Ireland say almost all the customers requesting this are American. Christa Burns/Flickr hide caption

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

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