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  • Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova

     Valencia opens 'Graphic Guts' by social-activist/artist Luba Lukova
    Valencia College opens "Graphic Guts," an exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist and social activist Luba Lukova, this Friday, Aug. 16. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27 at Valencia's Anita S. Wooten Gallery. Valencia will hold a gallery...
  • Philippines typhoon kills at least 10,000

    Philippines typhoon kills at least 10,000
    One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city. Super typhoon Haiyan...
  • Preah Vihear temple grounds belong to Cambodia, U.N. court rules

    Preah Vihear temple grounds belong to Cambodia, U.N. court rules
    Border land around the cherished Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia and Thailand's police and security forces must leave the territory, the United Nation's highest court ruled Monday in a decades-old dispute between the Southeast Asian neighbors....
  • A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth

    A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth
    Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists. In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
  • Enjoying golf and greener pastures in Cambodia

    Enjoying golf and greener pastures in Cambodia
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It was just before 9 a.m. on a Monday as I stepped out of the luxurious, air-conditioned changing rooms of the Garden City Golf Club and onto the first tee. The temperature was already in the 90s and rising. But the heat...
  • Palestine's 'Omar' Claims APSA Awards Win

    HONG KONG - "Omar," Hany Abu-Asad's powerful drama about violence, was named as the best feature film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film, about a young baker whose loyalty to family and country are complicated by his love for a student,...
  • 'Omar' tops APSA Nominations

    Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" topped the nominations list for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, with nods in three categories. The tense drama received nominations for best actor (Adam Bakri), best cinematography (Ehab Assal) and best film....
  • Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say

    The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last...
  • Quiz: UNESCO World Heritage sites

    In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...
  • Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening

    Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening
    Portugal and the Douro River were the stars alongside actresses Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell as competing river cruise companies debuted their newest ships. At an event on March 22 in Porto in the north of Portugal that also featured the musical...