Rare books worth millions stolen from UK found in Romania

About 200 rare and valuable books worth 2.5 million pounds (€2.7 million; $3.5 million), which were stolen from the UK in 2017, were found buried in a house in Romania by local police on Friday. ...

Book 'em; Police find 'irreplaceable' tomes stolen in 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton that were stolen in a sophisticate...

Berlin museum to return 3 sets of human remains to Australia

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum is set to return to Australia three sets of human remains, including a pair of child mummies, which officials believe were removed from burial sites against the wishes of...

FWD Hong Kong earns host of prestigious awards for focus on community engagement

Sponsored campaigns designed to “Celebrate Living” met with critical acclaim HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") has won 29 marketing and public relations (PR...

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina. The National Trust for Historic Prese...

6 face hefty fines for hiking Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail without permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people were caught hiking the Mianyue Line trail on Chiayi County's Alishan without permits on Friday (Sept. 4), and each is facing a fine of NT$30,000 (US$1,023)-...

German museum agrees to return mummified Maori heads

BERLIN (AP) — A German museum said Wednesday that it will return two mummified, tattooed Maori heads that were part of its collection for more than a century. The Prussian Cultural H...

Lebanese philanthropist Lady Cochrane dies of blast injuries

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon's most prominent philanthropists and a pioneer defender of the country's heritage, Lady Yvonne Sursock Cochrane, has died from injuries she suffered in the massive Aug. 4 ...

UN: Global tourism lost $320 billion in 5 months from virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs...

Judge: Policy that suspended student over dreadlocks unfair

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ruled a school district's hair policy is discriminatory after two Black students were suspended for their dreadlocks. The decision from t...

Israeli court: Damascus Bibles to stay in National Library

JERUSALEM (AP) — A quarter century after Israeli spies, a Canadian activist and a Syrian rabbi smuggled nine rare medieval Jewish manuscripts out of Damascus, an Israeli court decided the books will r...

Istanbul Airport Now With Its Own Museum

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NEWSAKTUELL - 18 August 2020 - Istanbul Airport, Turkey's gateway to the world, breaks new grounds with a new airport museum available to all international passengers. The Istanbul ...

Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the country's 1975-1990 civil war, it took 20 years ...

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the U.S. and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to figh...

Pakistani police arrest 4 men who destroyed statue of Buddha

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police arrested four men Saturday for allegedly destroying an ancient statue of Buddha they found while doing construction work near an historic Buddhist site in northwest Pa...