COVID-hit UK museum reopens early… as a supermarket

Touching artwork is strictly forbidden in most museums, let alone buying it and taking it home. But the Design Museum in London wants visitors...

Four weddings and a fine: Taiwan couple maximize leave with repeat weddings

Keen to make the most of a statutory holiday for newlyweds, a couple from Taiwan found a novel way to maximize their honeymoon-by marrying...

Veni, vidi, bici: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’?

With its historic seven hills, crazy traffic, cobbles and notoriously crumbling roads, Rome has never been the ideal city for cyclists-but with the coronavirus...

Sri Lanka’s ‘Mrs World’ quits amid criminal charges

A Mrs World winner facing criminal charges after an on-stage fracas at a Sri Lankan beauty pageant has relinquished her title, organizers said yesterday....

Documentary tells ‘unknown’ story of Titanic’s Chinese survivors

A new documentary film has revealed the "completely unknown" story of six Chinese men who survived the sinking of the Titanic and adds a...

Crumbs! UK retail war over chocolate caterpillar cake

It's one of Britain's more unusual legal wrangles, involving a chocolate cake in the shape of a caterpillar and two of the country's best-known...

Swiss blow up huge snowman in mountains for first time

A giant snowman brandishing a pitchfork exploded in a blaze of fireworks atop a pyre on a snowy mountain pass named Devil's Bridge on...

Oriental lute makes comeback on Iran music scene

The Oriental lute is making a comeback in Iran after decades in the shadows as musicians reconnect with an instrument integral to Arab and...

Downton Abbey will return for sequel

Downton Abbey is to return in a sequel due to be released this Christmas, producers told US media. The first Downton Abbey film, based...

‘Tipping point’: Oscars filmmakers hail disability progress

This year, the Oscars will feature a best picture contender about a drummer with hearing loss, a nominated documentary exploring a hippie camp for...

Stalker-plagued Taylor Swift has break-in at New York home

An alleged stalker of pop superstar Taylor Swift was arrested after she suffered a break-in at her New York apartment, police said Monday. Hanks...

Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

Fables of the Knights Templar are legend, but deep beneath a castle on Cyprus-an island once owned by the Crusader brotherhood-lies a legacy historians...

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