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A man sits on a small boat in a flooded St. Mark square in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

- Associated Press

Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.

In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.(Australia Pool via AP)

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 1/2 -hour London-Sydney flight

- Associated Press

Australia’s national carrier Qantas on Friday successfully completed a 19 1/2 -hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

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Army training: no Thanksgiving hunts in 2 Louisiana areas

Associated Press

Extensive Army training will close two Louisiana wildlife management areas near Fort Polk to hunters over the Thanksgiving weekend. That word comes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

This Oct. 28, 2019 photo, shows the facade of East High School in Salt Lake City. The iconic filming location of Disney's High School Musical still stands as a typical American high school, with a not-so-typical draw from tourists. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get tourist boost

Associated Press

The Utah high school where the Disney movie “High School Musical” was filmed over a decade ago has become a tourist destination, and the trend could grow with the premiere of Disney’s new streaming service series based on the film.

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 photo, the flag of China's Communist Youth League is seen on a sign at the entrance of a youth hostel that is offering free temporary lodging to mainland Chinese students enrolled in Hong Kong Schools in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province. Since anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong began barricading university campuses earlier this week, hundreds of mainland Chinese students have retreated to neighboring Shenzhen, where the ruling Communist Party's Youth League has promised them a "warm home." (AP Photo/Yanan Wang)

Chinese students head to mainland, fleeing Hong Kong unrest

- Associated Press

The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from the protest-wracked territory.

A woman tries to cross a flooded street as people walk on a trestle bridge during high water, in Venice, northern Italy, Nov. 15, 2019. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)

St. Mark's Square reopens in Venice, but water remains high

- Associated Press

Tourists and residents were allowed back into St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Saturday, a day after it was closed due to exceptionally high tidal waters that swept through most of the lagoon city’s already devastated center.

In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, visitors view the exhibition "The Technology in Dictatorships," at the National technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, the first of that kind here, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression of a nation and resistance against it. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

- Associated Press

The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West.