French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat.

  Los Angeles - Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault sca...

Olsen twins to skip 'Full House' reboot.

  Los Angeles - Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebo...

Sold! to the man with $12,400: a pair of Japanese melons

TOKYO - A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400)...

Ukrainians don embroidered shirts to show unity

Mariupol, Ukraine - Ukrainians led by President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday donned the c...

Eyeing end to sanctions, Iran steps up Cannes presence.

  Cannes, France - Iran has significantly stepped up its presence at the cinema mar...

All-star Gus Van Sant movie flops at Cannes.

  Cannes, France - On paper, it looked enticing: a high-stakes drama of love and lo...

Eric Clapton pays tribute to B.B. King.

  London - British rock guitarist Eric Clapton on Friday paid tribute to his "...

Johnny Depp's dogs fly home after quarantine wrangle.

  Sydney - Johnny Depp's pet dogs Pistol and Boo flew out of Australia late Fri...

Signing on to Amazon TV deal a 'catastrophic mistake': Woody Allen.

  Cannes, France - Woody Allen said Friday he made a "catastrophic mistake&quo...

Obama on B.B. King: 'The Blues has lost its king'.

  Washington - Barack Obama paid warm tribute on Friday to B.B. King, the legendary...

Foreigners flock to ancient Thai tattoo masters

Bangkok - In a cramped Bangkok room filled with statues of deities and plumes of incense ...

Running goes 'viral' in once sports-shy France

Paris - The epitome of Gallic beauty, French film star Catherine Deneuve -- probably clou...

Cannes kicks into high gear with 'Mad Max' film.

  Cannes, France - The Cannes Film Festival slipped into high gear on its second da...

Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety.

  Cannes, France - Natalie Portman will star in a biopic of former US first lady Ja...

Architects shortlisted for Britain's Turner Prize.

  London - An architects' collective that helped transform a rundown part of Li...

Cannes's coveted Palme d'Or turns 60.

  Paris - For filmmakers the world over, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes is a ...

Tehran's notorious Evin Prison may become public park.

  Tehran - It is Iran's most notorious jail, renowned for housing political act...

With Matisse and Van Gogh, Tehran gets a makeover.

  Tehran - Drivers and millions of commuters used to spending hours in Tehran traff...

For Lithuanian resistance, Soviet WWII win meant new war.

  Kavarskas, Lithuania - Jonas Kadzionis was just 17 when the Soviet Union celebrat...

Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale.

  Venice - From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 ...

Japan mayor vows no name change for Charlotte the monkey

Tokyo - A Japanese zoo that caused a furore by naming a baby monkey after Britain's P...