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“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

Plenty of people know that outrageously French-accented insult from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which has just turned 40 years old. But where do you go if you want to see where it was delivered — or drop a couple of memorable lines of your own?

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With thousands of migrants risking their lives every week to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe, European leaders are urgently looking for new ways to respond to the crisis. One idea they're considering is targeting smugglers directly, by capturing or destroying their boats.

Bradley Secker

As Armenians around the world commemorate the 100th anniversary of what's widely considered a genocide — though not in Turkey — some in Turkey are exploring their hidden Armenian roots. That includes Armen Demircian, a 54-year-old retired Turkish civil servant, who lives in the city of Diyarbakir.

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.

You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.

High on a West Bank hilltop, the extended Dissi family gathered on a recent weekend for a day out in the Palestinian countryside.

Aunts, uncles and cousins came to see the half-built weekend home of Taysier Dissi, an electrician and father of three. The concrete-block shell, with windows set and stairs roughed in, is placed just right for the view.

This will be the family's getaway from their home in the cramped confines of Jerusalem's often tense Old City. Dissi paid about $30,000 for one-third of an acre here, bought from a Palestinian-Canadian company, UCI.

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