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From trash to treasure: old
Stuffed into a tiny room off an alleyway are items that Wang Jinming readily admits were put out with the garbage: Paper string, a needle holder, a metal pancake maker built for thrusting into a fire.
 
Zaha Hadid, famed architect, dies at age 65
Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on Thursday at the age of 65, her company said.
 
Yunlin County set to host 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival
Yunlin County has been selected as the host of the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival, one of the most important annual events during the Chinese New Year.
 
The "2016 Pingtung Rice-field Art and Living Festival" is taking place in Longshui Village, Hengchun Township on Friday, April 1, after the success of the Line-themed Pingtung Picturesque Rice-field Art Festival held in Nanzhou Township, Pingtung County, last year.
 
Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modernist, futuristic designs included the swooping aquatic center for the 2012 London Olympics, has died at age 65. She leaves a string of bold, often beautiful and sometimes controversial buildings around the world.
 
Banksy street art goes under hammer in LA, expected to sell  US$500,000
A collection of works by enigmatic British graffiti artist Banksy is expected to sell for more than US$500,000 at auction in Los Angeles next month, organizers said on Wednesday.
 
Van Gogh seized by Bolsheviks still in US
A Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece can remain in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the descendant of a Russian collector whose property was nationalized after the 1917 Revolution.
 
'Legends of the Fall' author Harrison dies at 78
Jim Harrison, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who wrote with gruff affection for the country's landscape and rural life and enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga "Legends of the Fall," has died at age 78.
 
US museum returns old Cambodia statue looted during 1970's
An American museum on Monday returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from a jungle temple during the kingdom's civil war.
 
Miyajima's LED numbers tell tale of life in Hong Kong
Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima's new work "Time Waterfall" has been shrouded in dense fog for most of the week, his trademark numbers partly hidden as they cascade down Hong Kong's tallest building.
 
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