Intricate church vestments go on show in...

Intricate church vestments go on show in London exhibition


Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

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Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to 'continue the revolution'

The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian artist says he went through and witnessed when imprisoned twice in government jails.

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U.S. says won't hesitate to impose sanctions over fuel to North Korea

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures.

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'Bernhardt/Hamlet' offers modern Broadway twist on French diva

The life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt arrives on Broadway in a new play that brings a contemporary twist to her career as an woman who broke the rules of male-dominated theater.

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Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain.

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With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient stories

In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation.

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British artist crafts new portraits from old technology

British artist Nick Gentry is giving a second life to unfashionable and obsolete storage devices, such as video cassettes, floppy disks and CDs, by turning them into art.

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China to parade aviation prowess at November expo, but C919 jet a no-show

China will show off its growing military aviation strength at its biggest airshow in November, with fighter jet flypasts and its largest display of weaponry ever, an air force spokesman said on Thursday.

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'Stolen' Matisse can stay in London's National Gallery: U.S. appeals court

The National Gallery in London persuaded a U.S. appeals court that three grandchildren of a muse for French artist Henri Matisse should not reclaim a 1908 painting they said was stolen.

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Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings.

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Investors plan to keep UK asset holdings stable as Brexit concerns grow: survey

A narrow majority of institutional investors plan to keep their holdings of UK assets stable into early 2019 as Brexit negotiations approach a crunch phase, according to a quarterly survey by State Street Corporation.

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Video games in focus at London's V&A exhibition

Video games take centre-stage in an exhibition at London's V&A Museum that kicks off this week, looking at how the popular leisure activity has been designed and played since the mid-2000s.

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Frozen crystal beauty in the Dead Sea

A ballerina's tutu, submerged in the Dead Sea and "frozen" by accumulated layers of salt into a 200 kg (440 lb) crystal-like sculpture, will soon go on international display, part of a unique artistic project at the lowest point on the planet.

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Skull of ancient human possibly found in burned Brazilian museum

Firefighters combing through the charred remains of Brazil's National Museum have found a skull that may belong to its star exhibit, an 11,500-year-old woman named Luzia, local TV reported on Tuesday.

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Abu Dhabi postpones unveiling of $450 million da Vinci painting

Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi", a painting that courted controversy after Saudi Arabia's crown prince was named as its alleged secret buyer, will not be unveiled on schedule, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism said on Monday.

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Prince Harry and Meghan attend hit musical Hamilton in London

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attended a performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday to raise money for a charity which works with children affected by HIV in southern Africa.

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Russian artist honors photography's roots with wooden cameras

A Russian artist is going back to the roots of photography, creating eye-catching wooden cameras based on the basic principles of the artform and attracting buyers from around the world.

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Masterpiece theater: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks.

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