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[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Tang Jiyao, promoter of the Korean-Chinese International Alliance

Tang Jiyao was born in Huize County, Yunan province on Aug. 14, 1883. After completing his studies in traditional learning at a private school, he was selected to study abroad in Japan on a government...

Updated : 2016.07.25 17:12

Art with heart: Making children's health wards less scary

NEW YORK (AP) - For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:13

Exhibit to show treasure trove found in 650 years ago shipwreck

A vast trove of archaeological treasures retrieved from a sunken ship from the 14th century will be shown to the public this week, a local museum said Monday.The National Museum of Korea is to open "Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck" Tuesday, which will run until Sept. 4, to commemorate...

Updated : 2016.07.25 15:41

U.S. to return Mayan artifacts to Guatemala

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seven priceless Mayan artifacts looted decades ago from Guatemala are returning to the land of their creation after a representative for an antiquities collector grew suspicious of their origin and contacted the FBI. Experts called in by the agency quickly determined th...

Updated : 2016.07.24 13:31

VVertigo atop the Conrad Seoul

What was originally the Conrad Seoul Hotel’s outdoor garden terrace is now the city’s latest rooftop bar. The beautiful open garden space has been revamped into the VVertigo rooftop bar, a dining ex...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:36

Children’s theater festival celebrates ties with France

France is the focus of this year’s Korea International Summer Festival from July 20-31 and, as its organizer, the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), is mark...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:18

How millennial nostalgia fueled the success of ‘Pokemon Go’

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The children who once dreamed of capturing real-life Pokemon starting in the 1990s are now the nostalgic millennials helping fuel the worldwide success of “Pokemon Go.”Take B...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:18

Superheroes swoop in to a Venezuela in crisis

CARACAS (AFP) - Superheroes, wizards and Jedi Knights have descended on the Venezuelan capital.And while they may not be able to save the country from its spiraling economic crisis, fans at Caracas Comic-Con are counting on their heroes to at least help them escape their real-world problem...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:29

Treasures of Versailles to go on display in Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) - Riches from the Palace of Versailles including a harp belonging to Marie Antoinette will travel to Australia, the country‘s national gallery said Monday, as part of a display never see...

Updated : 2016.07.19 13:24

Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

BAGHDAD (AFP) - UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage Site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have repeatedly sought to wipe out histo...

Updated : 2016.07.19 13:20

World-class Mexican Museum being built in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure -- a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation. A dedication ceremony is set for Tuesday for the new Mexican Museum -- the realization of a dream by Mexican-American ...

Updated : 2016.07.19 13:08

Must-visit summer festivals of 2016

For those adventure-seekers looking to combat the summer time humidity by basking in all its heat-sinking glory, look no further because the next few weeks will see some of the country’s most famed a...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:40

Horseback library serves Indonesia's remote readers

SERANG, Indonesia (AFP) - Astride his white mare, a wide-brimmed hat shielding his eyes, Ridwan Sururi looks more cowboy than librarian as he winds towards the hilltop village, his horse Luna saddled ...

Updated : 2016.07.18 16:26

UNESCO raises alarm over Malian earthen town, Uzbek monuments

ISTANBUL (AFP) - The U.N.’s cultural agency on Wednesday added Mali’s legendary earthen buildings to its heritage-in-danger list, saying a lack of security was preventing conservation of the site, and also expressed concern over the impact of tourism on monuments in Uzbekistan.Mali’s ol...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:40

Lessons in love: Chinese university teaches seduction

TIANJIN, China (AFP) -- Chinese university tutor Xie Shu's core subject is Communist ideology, but he has diversified from the dry annals of political doctrine for a more hands-on subject: seduction.His “Theory and Practice of Romantic Relations” course at Tianjin University includes lec...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:37