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German Nobel literature prize winner Günter Grass has died at the age of 87, his publisher announces. The author of The Tin Drum has passed...

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Author George R.R. Martin has released a chapter of The Winds of Winter on his website. The new chapter is part of the sixth book...

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Lauren Bacall’s collection of art, jewellery, furniture and clothing has fetched $3.64 million at two-day Bonhams auction in New York. A hand-colored etching of an...

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The Dutch royal family has announced it will return a painting by Joris van der Haagen from its collection thought to have been looted...

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Nelson Mandela’s memoir, a sequel to his 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, will be published in 2016. The book will be based on a...

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Tunisia's Bardo museum reopening after last week’s attack that killed at least 22 people has been delayed until March 29. Bardo museum had been due...

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A copper Birch cent, minted in 1792, is up for sale in Baltimore and it’s worth an estimated $2 million, according to Stack’s Bowers...

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Miguel de Cervantes’ tomb has been found in Madrid, nearly 400 years after his death, Spanish forensic scientists say. Scientists believe they have found the...

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A Mahatma Gandhi's statue has been unveiled in London's Parliament Square. The unveiling of the 9ft bronze statue marks 100 years since Mahatma Gandhi returned...

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Traditional holidays such as Easter can be tricky territory for 21st Century families. Even if parents do not identify themselves as staunch atheists, they...

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The inquiry into whether author Harper Lee was pressured into publishing a To Kill A Mockingbird sequel has been closed. The Alabama Securities Commission led...

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British fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "The world has lost one...

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The National Gallery in London has joined multiple museums around the world in imposing a ban on selfie sticks. The gallery says it has placed...

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Nelson Shanks, who painted the portrait of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, revealed he included a reference to Monica...

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The Smithsonian, the largest research and museum group in the world, has banned the selfie stick at Washington’s museums and gardens. "This is a preventive...

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Turkish literary icon Yasar Kemal has died on February 28 in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure at the age of 91. Yasar...

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A group of 12 gold-plated animal head sculptures by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has sold for £2.8 million ($4.3 million) at the Phillips auction...

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A Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold for record $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever...

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Harper Lee’s unpublished novel Go Set a Watchman is to be released 60 years after the author put it aside to write To Kill...

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Conductor Israel Yinon has collapsed and died during a concert performance in Switzerland on January 29. The 59-year-old Israeli conductor was at a concert given...

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Tutankhamun’s blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh was stuck on with epoxy after it was knocked during cleaning,...

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Chile has opened a new investigation into the death in 1973 of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Government spokesman Francisco Ugas said there were indications...

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Classical pianist Claude Frank has died at the age of 89 at his home in New York. The musician died on December 27 due to...

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South Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung has shocked audiences at the Royal Festival Hall by publicly berating the parents of a coughing child. The 66-year-old musician...

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Frida Kahlo's garden and studio will be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden in 2015. Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life will be the late...