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'Our children die in our hands': Floods ravage South Sudan

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters that swept away latrines and continue to rise. Some...

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street ar...

Show me the Monet: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts turns 150

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is getting ready to show you the Monet. The venerable museum turned 150 on Tuesday, and one of its biggest birthday gifts is a forthcoming ...

Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect

NEW YORK (AP) — Through flowers, foliage and works of art, a big botanical garden show distills the genius of influential Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. ...

Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some ...

Sitting on giant Victoria water lilies is coming back to Taipei's Shuangxi Park this August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced in a news release on August 8 (Wednesday) that this year might be the last time the agency will hold the ...

22 world records set at Christie's Rockefeller auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie's auction, including the $832 million for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures owned by Peggy and David ...

Rockefeller treasures break record for single-owner auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's vast collection of art and other treasures set a new world record this week at Christie's, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner auction....

The Latest: First night of Rockefeller auction fetches $646M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Rockefeller art treasures auction (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The first night of a New York auction of artwork put together by billi...

Giant water lilies exhibition in Taipei extended to September 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--In light of the popularity of the giant Victoria water lilies, Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced on Wednesday that it had decided to extend the exhib...

Photo of the day: Mayor Ko sits in lotus position on giant lotus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was photographed Wednesday sitting in a lotus pose on a giant water lily in the city's Shuangxi Park (雙溪公園) to promote the park's ann...

Public gardens work to pass on prized horticultural skills

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Growing the so-called "thousand bloom mum" — a show-stopper at Longwood Gardens' fall Chrysanthemum Festival — takes 18 months and thousands of worker hours. In the week bef...

Giant water lilies to appear at Shuangxi Park in Taipei August 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced that the spectacle involving water lilies floating on the surface of water will reappear at the city'...

South Sudan's war disrupts farming, creates famine

THONYOR, South Sudan (AP) — "I went only with my fear," said Gatluok Chuol. "If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me." For several months last year, the 65-year-old South...

'I'm always hungry:' South Sudanese face war, now famine

PADEAH, South Sudan (AP) — "This is the first time I've come to get food," says Myakong Mar. "I wasn't sure if I was going to get killed along the way." Having emerged from South Sud...