Last words: language of China's emperors in peril

School teacher Shi Junguang during a class at the Sanjiazi Manchu school in Sanjiazi villag...

Keepers of the flame: Taiwan keeps the art of fire fishing alive

Fishermen use a fire to attract fish on a traditional “sulfuric fire&n...


Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

A primitive rock painting, one of a galaxy of colourful animal and human sketches to adorn ...

Prince guitar, Bowie's hair sold for more than $150k

A snippet of David Bowie's blond hair is displayed at Heritage Auctions in California, ...

Breaking Ramadan fast the Sudanese way

Sudanese men prepare food before an Iftar dinner by the side of the Khartoum highway in the...

Young Syrians get 100 pct praise at ‘Refugees Got Talent’ contest in Iraq camp

Presenter Neshan der Haroutiounian sits down for dramatic pause as he announces the winner ...

Millions stretch and bend for International Yoga Day

Indian yoga practioneers take part in a yoga session on International&n...

Three lifelong friends celebrate 100th birthdays together

Ruth Chatman Hammett, Gladys Ware Butler and Bernice Grimes Underwood receive flowers durin...

Artist Cindy Sherman confronts Hollywood cliches

Joanne Heyler, director of The Broad, is seen on June 8, 2016 at the opening of the first s...

Lasers uncover hidden secrets of Cambodia's ancient cities

This handout photo taken in 2015 and released to AFP on June 12, 2016 by the Cambodian...

Royal warrants equal jackpot for British businesses

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) meets guests during a visit to the Honourable Artiller...

Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for record $300,000

The Hermes signature Birkin with Himalayan crocodile leather and diamonds sold at a Ch...

Checkmate? Purists fight to revive Myanmar's ancient chess

A close up view of Myanmar chess pieces at the Myanmar Chess Federation...

Museum of Russian impressionist art opens in Moscow

A security officer guards the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow, Russia May 27, 201...

Green legacy of WWI carnage: the riches of Verdun forest

File photo of a teenager holding flowers during a commemoration marking the 90th anniversar...

Bidders fail to reach minimums for two rare US coins at auction

A Sotheby's employee adjusts an 1822 Half Eagle (5 dollar gold piece) part of the D. Br...

Swedes' long journey to their final resting place

File photo of churchyard visitors at the grave of Swedish actress Greta Garbo in Stockholm,...

Elvis guitar fetches $334,000 at New York auction

Elvis Presley file picture.   New York: A guitar given to Elvis Presley by h...

Grandson to auction Miro paintings to help refugees

Gallery assistants pose with a work by Spanish artist Joan Miro titled 'Le Fa...

African-American history museum to fill void in downtown Washington

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in ...

Five questions about China's Cultural Revolution

A picture made available on 12 May 2016 shows visitors looking at souvenirs in front of por...