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Controversial shot wins top World Press Photo Award

BRANDISHING a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey won the prestigious World Press Photo Award this week. Judges ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Exhibit charts rise of robots

WHY do humans build machines that resemble them — and what does that say about us? A London exhibition opening recently is surveying 500 years of simple to sophisticated robots to find out. Take a lip-syncing ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Millennia-old mystery

A bird-like statuette dating back 7,000 years has mystified archaeologists in Greece who still do not know exactly what it is, or where it came from. The “7,000-year-old enigma,” as it has been dubbed ...

February 19, 2017, Sunday

Hockney retrospective

DAVID Hockney is marking his 80th birthday this year with a major retrospective of his work in London, which attempts to explore what turns an artist into a popular star. More than 200 of the celebrated ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

2m expected at Sapporo snow fest

MORE than 2 million visitors are expected at this year’s Sapporo snow festival, which started on Monday, showcasing hundreds of ice sculptures of iconic movie characters, celebrities and even US President ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

Persian artifacts on display

IRAN is displaying hundreds of ancient and Persian artifacts, some dating back as far as 3,500 years. All of them have been recently brought back home from museums and collections in Western countries. Mohammad ...

February 12, 2017, Sunday

Saudi singer breaking through the barriers

SAUDI Arabia’s “Paul McCartney” took to the stage in Jeddah last week for a rare concert in a kingdom seeking to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of “depravity.” The performance by Mohammed ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday

Top US dog show opens doors to feline friends

ORGANIZERS of the Westminster Dog Show are making room for a potentially controversial addition to this year’s festivities: Cats. About 40 feline breeds are set to appear at an event affiliated with ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday

Exhibit documents deaths of environmental activists

PHOTOGRAPHER Luke Duggleby recalled a meeting four years ago with Thai environmental activist Jintana Kaewkhao, who told him how she faced assassination attempts in her fight to block a coal-fired power ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday

Cuban artists mixing Communism with sensuality

A FANTASTICAL blue bird emerges from leaves in the latest work by Manuel Mendive, considered Cuba’s top living artist. But this isn’t a framed canvas, it’s a painting on a dress, for the exhibit “Fashion ...

February 5, 2017, Sunday


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