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Poland to snub UN migration pact, Slovakia has reservations

All UN member nations — except the US — approved a UN pact regulating migration in July. Now Poland's Law and Justice party says it plans to oppose the pact, while Slovakia's government is concerned it may bring more migrants to the country than Slovakia is prepared to accept.

US deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

The White House said Jakiw Palij served as a guard at the Trawniki Labor Camp, where about 6,000 Jewish men, women and children were shot dead on Nov. 3, 1943, in one of the single largest massacres of the Holocaust.

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The latest album from Randy Brecker is dedicated to his brother, Mike Brecker, who died in 2007. Randy talks about how the desperate search to help Mike led him to his family history, and to creating the album. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.

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Polish sound postcards

Even during the Communist days of the 1960s and 70s, Poles managed to get their hands on western pop music. A Donna Summer track, for example, would come in the form of a sound postcard. We hear from Mat Schulz, a collector of Polish sound postcards.

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Mending Polish-Russian relations

More than twenty thousand Polish POWs were murdered by the Soviet secret police in 1940. Now for the first time the Russian government has invited a Polish leader to commemorate the Katyn massacre. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

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Poland grieves after air crash

Poland continues to mourn the loss of its president, Lech Kaczynski, and the many others who died when the presidential plane crashed in western Russia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Adam Easton in Warsaw.

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Mourning Poland's leadership from afar

President Obama and other world leaders are to pay last respects to Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria on Sunday. Karolina Lewestam is a Polish doctoral candidate living in the US. She talks with Marco Werman about mourning from abroad.

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Final resting place of Copernicus

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is famous for figuring out that the Earth revolves around the sun. For nearly five centuries the location of Copernicus' earthly remains was a mystery. Now the case is cracked: We're wondering if you know where?