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WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

BEERSHEBA, Israel — A century to the day after Australian troops broke through Ottoman defences in a daring First World War victory, nearly 200 horsemen including descendants of the soldiers who fought that day paraded Tuesday through the streets of a southern Israeli city in a memorial to those killed in a battle that helped turn the tide of the war and shape the modern Middle East.

Women rescued after ordeal at sea

HONOLULU—A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women.

One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the deep blue water on their first day at sea.

From there, things got worse. Much worse.

About a month into their trip, bad weather caused their engine to lose power. Their mast was damaged.