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Jamaican author makes Man Booker long list with Bob Marley novel

LONDON: The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written i...

French teen finds 560,000-year-old tooth

Volunteer archaeologists work in the Arago cave near the village of Tautavel, one of the wo...

Bear with me!

A tourist takes a picture of a stuffed polar bear in the centre of Longyearbyen, a communit...

Prolific Prince ready with 'super-experimental' album

New York: Less than a year after releasing two albums simultaneously, Prince is ready with ...

Why music improves memory and verbal intelligence

British singer Elton John (left) performs on stage during his Universal Music Festival conc...

Swiss Paleo Festival pays tribute to folk roots at 40th edition

Leo P saxophonist of US band "Too Many Zooz" performs on the "Club Tent"...

$100m hunt for alien life in the cosmos

Russian entrepreneur and co-founder of the Breakthrough Prize, Yuri Milner (left), and Brit...

Video game The Witcher enchants world

Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Project Red company which created computer game “The...

Omar Sharif, the eternal ‘Doctor Zhivago’

Cairo: Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died Friday aged 83, captivated audiences...

A crumbling Moorish dream is resurrected in Florida

Opa-locka: The idea was to conjure up a slice of Middle Eastern splendor, in Florida. Up we...

Mickey Mouse in Tiananmen Square as exhibition opens

Beijing--US cultural icon Mickey Mouse and a cohort of other Disney characters landed in ...

Women flock to Japan zoo to see 'hunky' gorilla

Tokyo - A giant gorilla with brooding good looks and rippling muscles is causing a stir a...

Wishing on a shooting star in Japan with man-made meteors

Tokyo - Fancy a meteor shower racing across the night sky to mark your birthday? One Japa...

Surf schools finally making waves in Senegal

Dakar - A half century after its waves were showcased in the seminal surfing film "T...

Eyeing jazz empire, Blue Note club expands to China

New York - Blue Note, one of the world's best-known jazz clubs, announced an expansio...

French food site under fire over Ramadan recipes

Paris - France's leading food website, Marmiton, has been bombarded with anti-Muslim ...

Happy 5,523! Bolivians usher in Aymara New Year

    La Paz---Bolivians on Sunday ushered in the year 5,523, a turn of the p...

French choreographer casts Faustian spell on London

London--With a nod to golden-age artists from Fred Astaire to Charlie Chaplin, French cho...

Pope venerates mysterious Shroud of Turin

Turin, Italy--Pope Francis prayed Sunday before the mysterious Shroud of Turin, believed ...

Thousands mark summer solstice at Britain's Stonehenge

Stonehenge, United Kingdom--Nine people were arrested as thousands gathered at the prehis...

Unsung master of American letters, James Salter, dies at 90

  Paris - American novelist James Salter -- who long laboured with the dubious hono...