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The Diary of Anne Frank has been removed from Wikisource after the site became aware it had fallen foul of copyright law. The book repository...

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It’s a new year, and many people are considering a fresh start. January sees a high number of people moving to a new country,...

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Eight employees at the Egyptian Museum face trial over the botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of Tutankhamun, Egyptian media say. It...

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Lego has announced it is reversing its policy on bulk purchases and will no longer ask customers what they want to use the bricks...

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Composer Pierre Boulez has died on January 5 at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany, aged 90, his family has said. In a statement, the French...

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Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will be available to buy in Germany for the first time in 70 years. Reprinting the Nazi manifesto was banned after...

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German conductor Kurt Masur, who led the New York Philharmonic orchestra, has died at the age of 88. New York Philharmonic President Matthew VanBesien said...

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Religion is a topic that we often find at the forefront of news stories. It seems like no matter what happens; people will find...

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According to French scientist Pascal Cotte, an image of a portrait underneath the Mona Lisa has been found beneath the existing painting using reflective...

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Maravilloso real or magic surrealism is a style of writing largely associated with Latin America, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Columbian writer Gabriel Garcia...

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McDonald’s China has sparked controversy after the opening of a outlet in the home of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou. Conservationists had called...

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Paris public museums and tourist sites have reopened following the attacks in the French capital on November 13. Many of Paris's tourist attractions, including the...

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A Hong Kong tycoon has bought the 12.03-carat Blue Moon diamond auctioned at Sotheby’s in Geneva for a record $48.4 million. Joseph Lau confirmed he...

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Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs, co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, has died at the age of 85. The painter’s son, Tillmann Fuchs, said...

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Pablo Picasso’s blue period portrait La Gommeuse has achieved a record $67.5 million at Sotheby's in New York, as part of their Impressionist &...

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If you want to have a real choice of different river cruises, then you simply must consider Italy. It is a favorite European destination...

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‘Contemporary music’ is a very vague term. It means different things to different people. In fact, governments around the world have actually brought specialists...

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Irish children’s books author Eoin Colfer is teaming up with Marvel to write a new Iron Man novel for young adults. Eoin Colfer, famous for...

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Amazon Books is the very first mass market bookstore the company has ever launched. It opens on November 3 in Seattle and will stock thousands...

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Placido Domingo has been forced to cancel his conducting engagements at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he will undergo surgery to have his gallbladder...

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Jamaican novelist Marlon James has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings, a novel inspired by the attempted...

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to...

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A group of protesters have demonstrated outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) that is showing work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, complaining that the French...

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Swedish author Henning Mankell, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most famous creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander, has died at the...

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Joan Collins’ sister, best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family announced. "It is with tremendous sadness...