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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
After sanctions, Iran's carpet industry seeks revival
Iran's famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted in the months ahead.
Life on the battlefield — Ukraine sisters cling on in war's epicenter
Screaming shells have leveled most of the buildings around them and electricity vanished more than a year ago.
Monday, August 10, 2015
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has rescinded its request for VIP accommodations at the Burning Man festival and granted the permit needed to hold the event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert starting Aug. 30.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Mexican museum puts on exhibit for 'artistic' Aztec god
In the pantheon of Mexico's pre-Hispanic gods, most Aztec deities are depicted as brutal, blood-thirsty beings only appeased by human sacrifices.
A young Ukrainian artist has captured global media attention by creating a striking portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin out of 5,000 bullet shells collected in the separatist east.
Artist creates bullet shell Putin portrait
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Video released in Boston art museum heist
Twenty-five years after the famed art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, law enforcement officials released new surveillance video Thursday showing an unauthorized visitor entering the museum the night before the robbery.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.
A Picasso worth 25 million euros (US$27.4 million) and considered a national treasure by Spanish authorities -- who had barred it from being exported -- has been seized from a boat docked in Corsica, French authorities said Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found -- a 6.0-centimeter multi-colored gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow.
Monday, August 3, 2015
A spate of thefts targeting the bright red post boxes that have been a feature of Britain's street corners since the 19th century have forced the postal service to fight back -- with an arsenal of hi-tech tools.
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