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Oxford Dictionaries name 'post-truth' word of the year

LONDON (AFP) - The Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as their word of the year Wednesday, saying its use had spiked because of the Brexit vote in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the Un...

Updated : 2016.11.17 16:18

Pink diamond steals show at Geneva auction, fetches $18m

GENEVA (AP) -- A 17.07-carat pink diamond sold for a hammer price of 18.3 million Swiss francs ($18.3 million) at a Geneva jewelry auction Wednesday, cruising past both its presale estimate and the w...

Updated : 2016.11.17 11:43

Mexican pyramid built like a ‘Russian nesting doll’

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Experts have discovered a third structure within the Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, revealing that it was built like a “Russian nesting doll,” experts said Wednesday. A 10...

Updated : 2016.11.17 11:41

New show 'Circus 1903' brings back live elephants, sort of

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may have retired their iconic elephants but there is still a way to see the huge beasts onstage. The new touring show “Circus 1903,” whic...

Updated : 2016.11.15 16:06

Nimrud, jewel of ancient Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) -- The Assyrian city of Nimrud, located in an area Iraqi forces said was recaptured during the operation to retake jihadist-held Mosul, is one of the region’s most important archaeolog...

Updated : 2016.11.14 13:59

[Weekender] Traditional liquors diversify, enrich tastes in Korea

Before the colonial Japanese government imposed its liquor tax law here in 1909, the country’s alcohol scene was varied and vibrant, with local breweries concocting their own beverages. Korea’s ra...

Updated : 2016.11.11 13:20

$1m in gold coins from 1715 shipwreck on the market

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A New Orleans investment firm has begun marketing gold coins from a 300-year-old shipwreck discovered off Florida’s coast. Blanchard and Co. is one of two dealers offering the c...

Updated : 2016.11.08 14:56

[Herald Review] Lee Woo-jae mesmerizing as evil fairy godmother in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

For the first time in over a decade, the Korean National Ballet will perform Rudolf Nureyev’s “Sleeping Beauty.” The KNB first introduced Nureyev’s rendition of the classic fairy tale to local a...

Updated : 2016.11.03 16:39

Florence recalls its 'Angels of the Mud' 50 years later

FLORENCE, Italy (AFP) -- Fifty years after the river Arno burst its banks with devastating consequences, Florence will this week remember the “Angels of the Mud” who came to save the Italian city's...

Updated : 2016.11.03 13:12

Lebanon's national museum reveals long-hidden treasures

BEIRUT (AFP) -- Beirut’s National Museum has opened its basement of ancient treasures for the first time in four decades to show the public its stunning array of funerary art, including the world’s...

Updated : 2016.11.02 19:30

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

LENS (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France. The pre...

Updated : 2016.11.02 19:24

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Mary F.B. Scranton: Fostering education for women

Mary F.B. Scranton was born to a Methodist Episcopal minister’s family in Massachusetts in 1832. She married William Talcott Scranton in 1853, only to lose him at the age of 40. In 1885, she was dis...

Updated : 2016.11.01 17:23

Jeju’s women divers close to UNESCO listing

The culturally iconic “haenyeo,” or female divers, of Jeju Island will most likely be listed as Korea’s next Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO, according to the Cultural Heritage ...

Updated : 2016.11.01 16:21

Iraq's Hatra: Ancient city in crossfire of anti-IS war

BAGHDAD (AFP) -- The ancient city of Hatra withstood Roman invasions nearly 2,000 years ago and decades of more recent war and instability in Iraq, but then jihadists marked it for destruction. The ...

Updated : 2016.11.01 13:17

Jeju's women divers 'haenyeo' likely to be listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage

Women divers on South Korea's resort island of Jeju, or "haenyeo," are likely to be listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO, the Cultural Heritage Administration said. The So...

Updated : 2016.11.01 10:32