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    Rome with a view: Colosseum opens its top levels to public

    Officials on Tuesday showed off the newly restored fourth and fifth levels of the Colosseum, which are opening to the public for guided tours starting Nov. 1. Included in the visit is a connecting hallway that has never before been open to tourists.

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    Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

    The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a "unique identifier" of their status. Those applying for a passport for the first time will not be issued one without the identifier, which will be a notice printed inside the back cover of the passport book that reads: "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and is a covered sex offender pursuant to (U.S. law)."

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    Don’t look down: Swiss open new foot bridge near Matterhorn

    Before Saturday's opening, Alpine explorers had to descend into the town of Randa and scale another ascent since a shorter foot bridge was closed in 2010 due to unstable terrain.

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    US to exempt journalists, aid workers from NKorea travel ban

    "The Department of State has determined that the serious risk to United States nationals of arrest and long-term detention represents imminent danger to the physical safety of United States nationals traveling to and within the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)," says the Federal Register notice signed by Tillerson. "Therefore ... all United States passports are declared invalid for travel to, in or through the DPRK unless specially validated for such travel."

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    Teen evaluated after jumping from plane when it landed

    "It was as if he was like flying out, like it was really fast," passenger Sophia Gibson told San Jose television station KNTV.

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    Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania’s coastal waters

    "From what I've seen so far, you can't swim more than a few meters without finding something that's amazing, whether it's on the cultural history side or the natural history side, here in Albania," said Derek Smith, a coastal and maritime ecologist and research associate who has been working with the non-profit RPM Nautical Foundation to explore the Albanian coastline for the past decade.