Anne Frank Foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

THE HAGUE, Nov 17 — The foundation maintaining the Amsterdam house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II said yesterday that it had bought another property where her family...

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Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France’s richest prize

PARIS, Nov 17 — A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian “harki” family who sided with the French during the country’s war of independence won France’s most lucrative book...

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New York Public Library’s famed Fifth Avenue building set for renovation (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, Nov 17 — The New York Public Library has revealed a master plan to renovate and transform its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a Beaux Arts landmark known for the famous lions...

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China’s futuristic library: More fiction than books

TIANJIN, Nov 16 — A futuristic Chinese library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines...

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‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ takes fiction prize at US’ National Book Awards

NEW YORK, Nov 16 — At the National Book Awards ceremony, held in New York on Wednesday night, the top fiction prize was awarded to Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing. In a ceremony hosted...

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