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Sat, Mar 28 2015

Spanish 'pop-up' Pompidou art center opens in Malaga

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MALAGA, Spain - France's Pompidou Center on Saturday brought dozens of its 20th and 21st century artwork to one of Spain's most popular coastlines, opening in the Andalusian port of Malaga the first of several international outposts.

Arts, France 28 Mar 2015

Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays

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INDIANAPOLIS - Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people.

28 Mar 2015

Fri, Mar 27 2015

Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social enterprises and charities.

Entertainment, Arts 27 Mar 2015

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

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ROME - Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.

Arts, Italy 27 Mar 2015

Vietnam's collectors keep war memories alive, with bullets, bombs and dogtags

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HANOI - Grubby satchels, helmets, rusty knives and chunky radios are strewn around Dinh Van Loc's front room, transforming his house in Vietnam's capital into an abandoned battlefield.

27 Mar 2015

Thu, Mar 26 2015

Pope Francis meets homeless on private visit to Sistine Chapel

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis made a surprise personal visit to 150 homeless people on a special tour of the Sistine Chapel on Thursday, in the latest nod to his vision of creating a church for the poor.

26 Mar 2015

It's in the grape: New Zealand vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

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WELLINGTON - New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines from rivals such as Australia and the United States.

26 Mar 2015

Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

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WASHINGTON - More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's professional tour after living the first 34 years of her life as a man.

Sports, People 26 Mar 2015

New British Museum galleries to help counter militants' image of Islam

LONDON - Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to offset the image created by Islamic militants.

26 Mar 2015

Fri, Mar 27 2015

Photo of Myanmar’s reclusive former dictator surfaces on Facebook

YANGON - Myanmar’s reclusive former military dictator, Than Shwe, appears to have surfaced in public for the first time in almost four years in a photograph on Facebook showing him being taught to use an iPad by a young girl.

27 Mar 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.