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Three artifacts belonging to passengers who survived the 1912 sinking of the Titanic are to be sold online next month, two US auction houses staging the event announced on Monday. The items are a letter written by a survivor, a menu and a ticket to the Turkish bath aboard the vessel, with each item expected to fetch several thousand dollars. The September 30 Internet sale is being held by Lion Heart Autographs, and the online auction house Invaluable.com, and coincides with the 30-year anniversary in September of the discovery of the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
By Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Trains carrying hundreds of migrants started arriving in Vienna on Monday after Austrian authorities appeared to give up trying to apply European Union rules by filtering out refugees who had already claimed asylum in Hungary. In the latest twist in a humanitarian and political crisis that is now testing the survival of both Europe's open-border regime and its asylum rules, Hungary allowed the migrants, many of them fleeing Syria's civil war, to cram into at least four trains leaving Budapest for Austria or Germany.