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Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city

Varsovia - Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside.

Arts figures condemn raid on top Moscow theatre in fraud probe

Moscow - Prominent Russian arts figures including the Bolshoi theatre chief on Wednesday condemned investigators for raiding a top Moscow theatre and the home of its outspoken director in a fraud probe.

China scrambles to tame bike chaos

Bejing - A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc.

Outcry at Philippine ban on religious 'distractions'

Manila - Philippine authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons off car dashboards because of safety concerns, prompting an outcry from the Catholic Church which insists they offer divine intervention on the nation's chaotic roads.

Robot rockers lead Lithuania's street music day

Vilnius - From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares Saturday to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide.

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Hong Kong - Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration.

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Hong Kong - Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration.

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Hong Kong - Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration.

Bach vs burka: Germany in election-year identity debate

Berlin - What does it mean to be German? A minister close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has kicked off a divisive election-year debate about cultural identity -- earning him praise, ridicule and charges of immigrant-bashing.

At the end of the world in Chile, a culture on the brink

Puerto Williams - Just outside the southernmost settlement in the world, an 89-year-old woman is the last native speaker of her people's ancient language and struggling to ensure she does not take it to her grave.

Japan university to set up ninja studies centre

Toukyo - A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.

Japan university to set up ninja studies centre

Toukyo - A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.

Japan university to set up ninja studies centre

Toukyo - A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.

Devotees mark Buddha's birthday in Malaysia

Ipoh - Thousands of devotees gathered in Malaysian temples Wednesday to celebrate Buddha's birth, death and enlightenment -- a festival marked on different days across the region, which is also known as Wesak day.

Out with the old: 'Saigon's' disappearing colonial architecture

Ho Chi Minh - They formed the charming backdrop to Graham Greene's sin-filled Saigon in "The Quiet American", but the colonial-era buildings of Vietnam's biggest city are fast disappearing -- sparking fears it is losing its unique charm.

London retrospective charts 50 years of Pink Floyd

London - From guitars to sketches for iconic album artwork, an immersive Pink Floyd retrospective at London's Victoria and Albert Museum traces the half-century career of the famous British band.

Banksy chips away at EU flag in first Brexit mural

Dover - British street artist Banksy has created his first mural inspired by Brexit, showing a workman chipping away at one of the stars on the European Union flag.

Brazil's indigenous leader Raoni: youths losing their culture

Bras - Brazil's indigenous youths are abandoning their culture, warns Raoni, the legendary chief from the Kayapo tribe who has become an icon of resistance for native people.

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

New York - Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

New York - Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord

Chon Buri - Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes.

DRCongo, home to a tenth of the world's languages

Kinshasa - "I haven't once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I've lived in Kinshasa. None of my nine children speak it," says Charles Tongohala.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Pitesti - Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

Philippine allows 'photobomber' building to go up

Manila - A high-rise condominium dubbed "the national photobomber" will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down.

Philippine allows 'photobomber' building to go up

Manila - A high-rise condominium dubbed "the national photobomber" will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down.

Philippine allows 'photobomber' building to go up

Manila - A high-rise condominium dubbed "the national photobomber" will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down.

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Grand-bassam - Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.

Guinea city turns page on Ebola as World Book Capital

Conakry - Piles of rubbish and broken-down cars are being removed from the rundown streets of Conakry, and disgruntled hawkers on the main avenues have been told to close their stalls and move on.

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...

Taggers' delight: Vietnam city turns into graffiti canvas

Ho Chi Minh - Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a colour-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict soci...
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