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By some measures, Matthew Karanian was a Connecticut Yankee: a 34-year-old litigator in Hartford, American-born and bred. But he had a wild idea. So he took a summer off, headed for the rustic land of his ancestors, and soon found that Armenia was...
A boating accident off the Philippines coast has exposed Chinese poaching of a protected species of scaly anteater, or pangolin, prized in traditional medicine. A 500-ton Chinese fishing vessel, the Min Long Yu, crashed into a coral reef April 8. When...
Tags: Malaysia, Wildlife, Philippines, China, Asthma
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
The following commentary was written by Terry Newton, president of Rotary Club of Petoskey. Recently we have seen a new TV ad asking the question where you will be when you see the news that cancer has been cured. This...
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute. This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
HONG KONG -- There is a moment in “The Last Time I Saw Macau” -- which plays Wednesday at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and is being distributed in the United States this summer by Cinema Guild -- in which the camera captures the...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Ian Fleming, Portugal, Festive Events, Movies
Dana Baldwin visited the Ajanta Caves, about 200 miles northeast of Mumbai, during a trip to India in November. The caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were carved out of a cliff about 2,000 year ago and house early Buddhist artworks, some of which are...
Tags: Caves and Caverns, Canon EOS, Landforms
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big...
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
Ancient manuscripts feared to have been burned as Islamic extremists fled Timbuktu, Mali, appear to have been largely spared, researchers with the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project said Wednesday, citing local sources familiar with the collections. Sources...
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