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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was considered the finest writer of the Spanish language since Cervantes

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ashes have been laid to rest in the Colombian city of Cartagena. The ashes of the late Nobel Prize winning novelist were...

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Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack. Zaha Hadid died following a heart attack on March...

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Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman - famous for a giant rubber duck that pops up around the world - says a version of his work...

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Harper Lee has been buried in a private funeral in her hometown in Alabama. Close family and friends of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, who died...

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To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89. Mockingbird remains a towering presence in American literature, telling the tale...

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Writer and philosopher Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. The Italian author passed away on February 19 at...

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Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles is getting a digital makeover to show what it would have looked like before its colors faded, Chicago scientists...

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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...