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Fluffy troops: Hermitage gives away members of historic ‘cat guard’ (VIDEO)
St. Petersburg locals and visitors have had the opportunity to acquire a personal guard from the ranks of a historic feline regiment that has been protecting one of the world’s greatest museums for centuries.

18.04.2015 17:22

'I have been controversial': Guenter Grass, Germany’s Nobel-winning author, dies at 87
The German Nobel Prize winning writer, Guenter Grass, has passed away at the age of 87 in the German city of Lubeck. His innovative art and striking personality have been shrouded in controversy, his strong political statements spurred most heated debate.

13.04.2015 16:27

Police in Gaza seize ‘$175’ Banksy painting amid ownership dispute
Palestinian police in Gaza have seized a door with a painting on it by British graffiti artist Banksy after its original owner said he had been tricked into selling it cheap for just $175.

09.04.2015 20:02

Statue at liberty: Martyred Snowden bust goes virtual overnight
A visual art collective protested the removal of a secretly installed statue of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden overnight by projecting a hologram of the bust atop the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park.

07.04.2015 15:37

Palestinian 'duped' into selling priceless Banksy mural for £118
​A Palestinian man claims he was tricked into selling a Banksy mural worth thousands of pounds for a mere £118. The work had been painted on the door of his bombed-out house.

01.04.2015 08:48

'The living walls': Russian artist breathes life into abandoned & shabby buildings (PHOTOS)
Dilapidated buildings and ramshackle structures in Russia and beyond are now wearing expressive faces, thanks to a talented young Russian artist. Comical looks and scary expressions breathe life and humor into what was once urban decay and desolation.

21.03.2015 11:09

​Banksy spy mural causes headache for Grade 2-listed house owner
The owner of a house near the UK base of security agency GCHQ, where British street artist Banksy painted a now-famous mural depicting spies, has described how his life “unraveled” after it appeared.

11.03.2015 15:35

Sticking point: Smithsonian bans selfie sticks for 'safety of visitors & collections'
The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, has asked its visitors to "leave their selfie sticks in their bags." It means no more remote pics in front of extinct monsters or rockets.

04.03.2015 09:20

​‘I need a new drill’: German pensioner starts ambitious quest for lost Amber Room
A German pensioner has started his own search for the legendary Amber Room lost in the chaos of WWII. He believes he can find the priceless artwork looted by the Nazis in Germany’s Ruhr area but says the lack of new drill separates him from the discovery.

03.03.2015 21:07

ISIS militants destroy ancient statues, relics in Iraq (VIDEO)
The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.

26.02.2015 16:54

'V for Varoufakis!' Greek finance minister burns EU with laser eyes (VIDEO)
As Greece’s finance minister clashes with the EU and his German counterpart over Athens' debt to the Troika of European lenders, a German show has uploaded a YouTube video spoof of the economic standoff between them, entitled ‘V for Varoufakis’.

26.02.2015 12:04

CT scan reveals 1,000 yo mummy inside statue of Buddha
Dutch scientists have scanned a statue of Buddha, dating back to the 11th or 12th century, to reveal a mummy inside. They’ve also taken samples of the mummy’s insides and discovered scraps of paper with ancient Chinese characters on them.

22.02.2015 06:19