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  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her will to the underworld. Uncovered this month in Amphipolis, Greece, this exquisite work of art resides in a tomb that dates back to the 4th century BC -- a tomb that may contain the remains of an important figure connected to none other than Alexander the Great. 
  • Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country....

    Heavenly emissaries Royal Ballet of Cambodia descend on Long Beach

     Heavenly emissaries Royal Ballet of Cambodia descend on Long Beach
    Twenty-four years ago, the Classical Dance Company of Cambodia astounded audiences at the Los Angeles Festival with its ritual dances and stories of fantastical demons and mythical goddesses. The female dancers appeared to float, thanks to their mastery...

    World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Mexico: Just a month after Hurricane Odile smashed the popular resort area of Los Cabos, officials reported that at least 15 hotels have reopened, and many commercial flights have resumed. Though some hotels suffered major damage and will not reopen until...

    U.S. school officials seek healthy eating tips in French classrooms

    PARIS (Reuters) - A team of officials from the United States visited a French primary school on Tuesday looking for tips to promote healthy eating from a lesson teaching children how to appreciate good food. With a fresh croissant on each desk and a...