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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

Arlington, Holocaust Museum: Stop catching Pokemon here

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery requested Tuesday that smartphone users refrain from “catching” Pokemon when they visit. Like many other landmarks, the museum and ...

Updated : 2016.07.13 14:13

Hidden angel mosaic at Bethlehem shrine sees the light

It was hidden for decades at the church on the site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born until conservationists uncovered it -- an ancient mosaic of an angel.Since 2013, Italian restoratio...

Updated : 2016.07.13 11:36

Muslim Girls Making Change spread messages through poetry

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) - Four girls from Vermont are using their voices and powerful performance poetry to get their message out about being Muslim in America, stereotypes, and other issues near to them. Five months after forming their slam poetry group, Muslim Girls Making Change ...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:06

Ancient ship graveyard found off Greek island

ATHENS (AFP) -- Forty-five shipwrecks, many dating back to ancient times, have been discovered off a Greek archipelago that is one of the Mediterranean’s richest underwater archaeological sites, authorities said Monday. In addition to the wrecks found off the Fourni islands in the Aegean ...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:03